Marc Maron G.L.O.W.

Netflix's Retro Wrestling Comedy GLOW Adds Marc Maron as Male Lead

Here’s a sentence you probably didn’t think you’d read today: When Alison Brie makes her wrestling debut, she’ll have Marc Maron in her corner.

The former Maron star has been tapped to play washed-up Hollywood director Sam Sylvia in Netflix’s half-hour ’80s wrestling comedy GLOW, TVLine has learned. Sam is said to have a “complicated history with women,” one which will only become more complicated as he “now must lead 14 of them on the journey to wrestling stardom.”

Set in Los Angeles, GLOW follows an out-of-work actress (Brie) who becomes a TV wrestler as a last-ditch attempt to keep her star burning. It should be noted that GLOW (aka Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling) was a real professional wrestling league in 1986, which transitioned into an unscripted syndicated series (1986–1990).

GLOW‘s 10-episode first season will be executive-produced by Orange Is the New Black duo Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann. Co-creators Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (OITNB) will serve as showrunners.

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5 Comments
  1. Lauren says:

    This makes me so happy! I love him.

  2. Eric says:

    Really? Huh. Cool, I like it. I love Marc, as well as Alison and Jenji, so I’ve got high hopes for this show. It’ll be fun to see Maron playing a character.

  3. TahaTheKid says:

    The question is: will this show be a 30-minute comedy, or a 60-minute like Orange Is The New Black ?

  4. Dove says:

    Ummm… I am ashamed to admit it but I used to watch this show as a kid, and the actual name was Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. I’ll put my head back down on my desk now.

  5. Dude says:

    Pretty sure it was Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling but I like your name better.