What you need to know about Alison Brie's new show on Netflix
What is the plot of Glow the new TV series on Netflix?
Glow (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) is about an out of work actor in the 80s who has one last chance for work by joining a women’s wrestling league. Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) is hired and has to learn the mysterious ways of wrestling from Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a failed B-movie director who sees a women’s wrestling show as his ticket back into show business.
Up against Wilder is Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap star who left show business to have a baby only to return when her perfect life goes wrong. She’s the star of the wrestling show, who just happens to hate Wilder.
The show’s executive producers have previously worked on Homeland, Nurse Jackie, Orange Is the New Black and Weeds. Glow is based on a short-lived show in the 80s which had a cult following but only lasted for four seasons.
Glow TV show trailer
The first trailer was released on 15 May 2017.
Glow TV show cast
Alison Brie - Ruth Wilder
Brie has previously appeared in the multi-award winning drama Mad Men as well as the madcap comedy Community (with Yvette Nicole-Brown who is about to appear in The Mayor) so she has the skills to lead a comedy drama like Glow.
Betty Gilpin - Debbie Eagan
Gilpin played Dr Carrie Roman in Nurse Jacket as well as appearing in Elementary and Masters of Sex. She’s currently in American Gods playing the role of Audrey (the widow of Shadow’s best friend).
Marc Maron - Sam Sylvia
Marc Maron is a successful comedian and writer, best known for hosting the podcast WTF with Marc Maron and The Marc Maron Show. He has appeared in Girls, as well other Netflix shows like Easy.
When will Glow the TV show appear on Netflix?
Glow will be released on Netflix in June.