David McClane enters a rented warehouse in Hollywood, California – the new home of GLOW. This is where all the writing, preparation and rehearsals will take place before the tapings begin for the GLOW reboot. Upon arriving to a building more lavish than anything GLOW had ever seen before, McClane is greeted by a not so familiar face.
“Mr. McClane? I’m Bernard Reismann, the lead producer behind the GLOW revamp. All financial decisions will be going through my approval. I had this place polished up with high end gym and wrestling equipment, ready for this new era of stars – and hopefully the next.”
Bernard shows McClane around the new GLOW gym and discusses the prospect of using this place to train up young wrestlers the GLOW way, rather than scouting the world for talent.
“Speaking of talent, I heard you had a plan in mind?” Reissman asked. “Any names?”
“Names? None.” McClane responded, “When we started GLOW in the eighties, we just offered auditions out to random actresses and went from there. I aim recreate that again, bring actresses who can entertain and look good for the crowd’s enjoyment”.
Reismann contemplates what McClane had said before shaking his head slightly, off put by his ideas.
“What’s the matter Bernard? You said you wanted to revamp GLOW and that’s what the show was all about – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.”
“David, I don’t think you quite understand. The people don’t want actresses pulling each other’s hair and screaming in tight leotards anymore. They went athletes who can entertain, not entertains who can’t bump.”
“With all due respect, Mr. Reismann, I’ve ran this company… “
McClane begins to trail off after noticing Bernard’s piercing gaze.
“You listen to me, David. You ran GLOW into oblivion thirty years ago. You took an original idea and sprinkled it with horseshit. This time, it’s not your money, it’s mine and I don’t want to see some idiot throw that away because of their outdated opinions. They only reason you got the damn role was because Gabe Sapolsky said no. If you don’t want this, David, then fuck off back to the Polo World Championship on ESPN”
McClane shuffled around awkwardly, he either did as he was asked or he was cut before anything began. Scratching the back of his head and looking frantically around the gym, he finally agrees to Bernard’s demands.
“I’m glad you’re on board with my idea, Mr. McClane. Tapings for the first season start at the end of April. I left a load of tapes of some top female talent on your desk, the NBC are looking for a diverse cast of colourful characters, email me the names of who you want and I’ll finalise the paperwork.”
Bernard grabs his suit jacket, shakes McClane’s hand and heads towards the gyms exit. He takes one last look back at David before shouting at him not to fuck it up before leaving. McClane is left alone, he had three weeks to write an entire season of characters and storylines – and his roster was currently at zero.
To: Bernard Reismann
CC: Robert Greenblatt
Subject: GLOW Roster
I’ve spent the past couple of days going through the tapes you left me. Thanks for them. I’ve attached a list of my desired talent below.
- Allysin Kay
- Ashley Lane
- Candice LeRae
- Cheerleader Melissa (to be known as Cheerleader Militia)
- Crazy Mary Dobson (to be known as Psycho Sophie)
- Emi Sakura
- Io Shirai
- Kairi Hojo
- Katarina Waters
- Leva Bates (to be known as Lady Red)
- Megumi Grace Asano (Referee)
- Melina Perez
- Mercedes Martinez
- Mia Yim
- Nicole Matthews
- Nikki Roxx (Colour Commentator)
- Portia Perez (Announcer)
- Reyna Pink
- Serena Deeb (Road Agent)
- Shaul Guerrero
- Taylor Made
- Veda Scott
- Yumi Ohka
- Yuu Yamagata
Thank you for your time. I’m currently in the process of writing the script for the eight episodes of season one and I’ll send some samples to both you and the workers when they’re ready.
Thanks for your time.
Head of Creative for GLOW
To: David McClane
Subject: GLOW Roster
Thanks for your roster confirmation, I’ll get to work on sorting those deals as soon as possible. I also thought I would email to let you know that the board of directors expects the first season for GLOW to run for sixteen episodes, not eight. Sorry for any of the confusion there, I hope it doesn’t mess with any plans.
All the best,
Producer for GLOW