One of Netflix‘s original series, GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) will be heading to the comic book pages. The news came from IDW PUblishing. The company will be in charge of taking the smash wrestling show into print.
“We’re thrilled to work with IDW to bring new stories to life on the page and in the ring. Can we smoosh 14 women into a little frame? Only time will tell… but we couldn’t be more excited!” said Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.
GLOW will be turned into a four-issue comic book miniseries
Flahive and Mensch are credited as the co-creators of the show. Both will officially serve executive producers of the original comics. Their task will be overseeing the creative development of the book.
The GLOW comic is written by Tini Howard (Euthanauts, WWE, Rick & Morty). She added the following:
“I’m more than just a GLOW fan, I’m a wrestling fan, too. I’ve written wrestling comics before, and I adore it. Wrestling and comic books are a natural fit for more than just tights and fights. Each of the gorgeous ladies has either developed her own character or adapted to one thrust upon her, and making that identity her own is not dissimilar to, say, putting on a bat costume.”
Finally, the art of this next entry in the GLOW saga will come from Hannah Templer. In the past she has worked on Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions.
GLOW features Alison Brie stars as Ruth Wilder. She is an out-of-work actress living in Los Angeles in the ’80s. Wilder finds an unexpected chance at stardom: enter the glitter and spandex-laden world of women’s wrestling, where she must work alongside 12 other Hollywood misfits. Marc Maron plays the role of Sam Sylvia, a washed-up director of “B” movies who tries to lead the group of women to fame.
The series is created by Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive, who serve as executive producers with Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann. The show is based on true events that transpired back in the 1980s.
Although there was no exact date for the release of the comic book, GLOW is schedule to hit shelves March of next year.