Alison Brie Will Play a Female Wrestler in New Netflix Show From ‘Orange is the New Black’ Creator

By August 29, 2016

As far as all things are concerned, Alison Brie has had a fairly incredible run on television so far, with roles in Community, Mad Men, and BoJack Horseman. Now, it looks like she’ll be teaming up with one of TV’s most prestigious creators though for a new series that sounds just crazy and weird enough, that we’re already prepared to add it to our Netflix queue.

THR is reporting that Brie is set to star as the lead in, GLOW,  the new series from Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, that will air on Netflix. The 10-episode comedy is set to follow Ruth (Brie) as a “struggling actress whose dreams of fame take a surprising turn when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling.” 

This marks Brie’s second series to air on the streaming service as well, as she continues to voice Diane on the previously mentioned BoJack Horseman.

Coming from co-creators Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black), GLOW (or Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) is inspired by the real life female wrestling league of the 1980s, and will reportedly sport all of the spandex, big hair, and suplexes that you might think a series inspired by GLOW would. Kohan will executive produce the series alongside Tara Herrmann.

Brie is one of the most in-demand actresses in TV at the moment, and after turning down a reportedly large number of roles this pilot season, it looks like she’s finally decided to return to the medium in live-action with GLOW, a series with enough promising creative talent behind it and an interesting premise that it’s not hard to see why. At the very least, it should be unlike anything else on TV so far, and will just continue to diversify Netflix’s growing lineup of original programming.

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