Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, G.L.O.W. was inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league. Set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams, the series tells the fictionalized story of Ruth (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling via a weekly series about female wrestlers. Maron will play Sam Sylvia, a washed-up Hollywood director who has a very complicated history with women — and now must lead 14 of them on the journey to wrestling stardom.
Kohan and Tara Herrmann executive produce, with Flahive and Mensch serving as showrunners.
The Reagan-era female wrestling league G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling), a female answer to the male-dominated World Wrestling Federation, was showcased in the eponymous kitschy, Las Vegas-based syndicated TV series, which ran for four seasons, featuring sketches, songs and wrestling.
Maron is coming off the fourth and final season of his critically praised half-hour scripted series Maron on ICF. He has had guest-starring roles in HBO’s Girls and FX’s Louie and can be seen in the feature films Get A Job and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates as well as the forthcoming Joe Swanberg series Easy on Netflix. His podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, has become a worldwide phenomenon; averaging 6.5 million downloads each month, with nearly 300 million lifetime downloads. Maron is repped by Avalon Management, WME, and Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers.