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Netflix orders 1980s female wrestling series from Orange is the New Black creator

Big hair and wild costumes are to be expected

Jenji Kohan, best known for creating Netflix's Orange is the New Black and Showtime's Weeds, has just sold another show to the streaming service.

Created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black), G.L.O.W. follows the true-life story of a Los Angeles-based, all-female wrestling league that existed in the 1980s. The story will mainly focus on an out-of-work actress who discovers the event and uses the weekly series to try and gain some notoriety within Hollywood.

The real series ran for four seasons and was an answer to the male-dominated, extremely popular World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which has since changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The show featured original comedy sketches, title matches and "colorful characters" that will be highlighted in the new Netflix series.

Prior to this series, the wrestling organization was also the subject of an award-winning documentary, GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The documentary, which was completed in 2011, premiered at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival in Toronto and won Best Documentary that same year at San Diego Comic-Con.

Netflix did not say when production on the series would start or when the show would be available to stream. The fourth season of Kohan's award-winning series, Orange is the New Black, premieres June 17.

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