Alison Brie To Star In Netflix Comedy Series ‘G.L.O.W.’ From Jenji Kohan

Community alumna Alison Brie is set as the lead 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.

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.

This is Brie’s return to comedy series following her breakout role as Annie Edison on NBC/Yahoo’s Community. She also recurred on AMC’s drama series Mad Men and recently appeared in the Amazon original mini-series Julian Fellowes presents: Doctor Thorne. At Netflix, she voices a character on the animated series BoJack Horseman. She also is also a producer on the new TV Land comedy series Teachers.

In features, Brie was last seen in the feature comedy How to be Single and in Jeff Baena’s Joshy, which premiered at Sundance this year. She will next be seen in The Masterpiece opposite James Franco and The Headhunters Calling opposite Gerard Butler. Her voiceover work also includes playing Uni-Kitty in The Lego Movie.

Brie is repped by WME, Rise Management and Sloane Offer.

Orange Is The New Black creator working on a women’s wrestling series for Netflix
[May 20th, 2016]

Who doesn’t love Orange Is The New Black? I feel like there’s a large population of people who got Netflix specifically to watch the show. For fans of the series who also love professional wrestling, here’s some exciting news!

You may have heard of Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.), a promotion from the 1980’s that focused solely on women’s wrestling. Ivory, for example, is among their alumnus. Jenji Kohan, creator of OITNB and Weeds, is currently working on a series based on the promotion and the (not so) glamorous side of women’s wrestling.

The show, tentatively titled GLOW, will focus on a struggling actress in the late 1980′s who lands a role in the promotion’s television show. The show is written by Carly Mensch (Weeds, Nurse Jackie) and Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and executive produced by Jenji Kohan. I’m excited to see what kind of characters will surface, as the women in the actual promotion were trained by Mando Guerrero.