GLOW Trailer: Alison Brie & Co. Lay the Smack Down in New Wrestling Comedy

“Are you hiring actors to play wrestlers, or are we the wrestlers?” a confused Alison Brie asks in the first (slightly NSFW) trailer for Netflix’s upcoming GLOW.

The answer? “Yes.”

The series, a fictionalized behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the kitschy television series called GLOW (aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), follows Brie’s Ruth, a struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles whose last-ditch attempt to land a role — any role — brings her to a casting call for “unconventional” women. She soon realizes she’s auditioning for a female version of the highly popular World Wrestling Federation, led by a shady B-movie director named Sam (played by Maron‘s Marc Maron).

Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie) and Chris Lowell (Veronica Mars) co-star in the series from Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is the New Black). OITNB‘s Jenji Kohan is among the executive producers.

In the preview, the ragtag group of women go from hesitantly bouncing off the ropes to clotheslining each other in the ring, all while developing their (admittedly stereotypical alter egos).

The series premieres June 23 on the streaming video service. Press PLAY to get your first long look at the trailer above (which has a bit of salty language, so maybe wear headphones if you’re at work), then hit the comments with your thoughts! 


Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Raul Jimenez says:

    Trudy Campbell is a lady wrestler? I can dig that.

  2. Jessica Leigh says:

    Chris Lowell, yas!!

  3. Cody Drennen says:

    Just for the record, Smackdown is one word not two.

    • Marc Gee says:

      ‘Smackdown’ is a trademarked WWE show name. ‘Lay the Smack Down’ as used in the headline means a severely harsh comment that causes offense, also meaning ‘smack talking’ as in talking ‘big’.

  4. Boiler says:

    Please don’t give this show any more press than they already get from NetFlix

  5. TahaTheKid says:

    Is it a 60-minute dramedy like Orange Is The New Black, or only 30 minutes per episode ?

  6. ScottJ says:

    Is this supposed to be some sort of female empowerment show or is it a male fantasy? From the look of the trailer it could be either. Or possibly both,