Jenji Kohan is trading in her prison jumpsuit for a wrestling leotard.
According to TVLine, the creator behind Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is the New Black” will make her mark in the ring for a new drama, inspired by the ’80s television series “G.L.O.W (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling).”
The upcoming series, which was given a 10-episode arc by Netflix, will be set in Los Angeles and feature voluminous hair, body slams and intense drama. The impending chaos of the reboot will center around “an out-of-work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.”
And if the new series is anything like the original installment, which premiered in 1986, fans can expect a sea of vibrant color, wacky ensembles and major laughs from the forthcoming drama. “G.L.O.W,” which originally launched as a professional wrestling league for women before being turned into a televised series, featured scripted comedy sketches, songs and wrestling matches throughout its four-season run.
Liz Flahive, who produced “Homeland,” and Carly Mensch, who was a producer on “Nurse Jackie,” will act as executive producers on the show alongside Kohan and “OITNB” producer Tara Herrmann.