Alison Brie to star in Netflix’s G.L.O.W. series
Netflix has announced that Alison Brie (“Mad Men,” “Community,” Get Hard) will headline their original 10-episode comedy series G.L.O.W. Brie will portray Ruth, 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.
Inspired by the real story of the 1980’s female wrestling league, the series — set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams — will be the fictionalized story of an out of work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
Jenji Kohan (“Orange is the New Black”) and Tara Herrmann (“Orange is the New Black”) are executive producers, and the series was co-created by Liz Flahive (“Homeland”) and Carly Mensch (“Orange is the New Black”), who will serve as showrunners.
Brie will next be seen in James Franco’s The Room biopic titled The Masterpiece, and will co-star with Gerard Butler in the drama The Headhunter’s Calling, and with Dave Franco in the comedy The Little Hours.
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