Britney Young (Those Who Can’t) and Sydelle Noel (Captive) have been cast as series regulars opposite Alison Brie and Marc Maron in G.L.O.W., Netflix’s 10-episode straight-to-series comedy executive produced by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan.
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. Young will play Carmen Wade, a big girl with big dreams and zero experience in front of a camera. Noel is Cherry Bang, a professional stunt woman whose career peaked in the Blaxploitation heyday, now looking for a chance to do more than double.
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.
Young currently recurs on TruTV’s Those Who Can’t and appeared on the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She’s repped by Mavrick Artists and Red Baron Management. Noel most recently appeared on The Night Shift and Extant. She’s repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment, Don Buchwald & Associates and Jackoway Tyerman.