Alison Brie Leads OItNB Creator’s Netflix Wrestling Comedy ‘GLOW’

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We’ve seen Alison Brie bounce around a bit between TV and movies post-Community, and now the fan-favorite is finally back in the ring. Brie will lead Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan’s new ‘80s wrestling comedy GLOW, based on the real-life series.

The new scripted series is inspired by the actual “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” league that emerged in the ‘80s. Following its 1986 debut, the original G.L.O.W. became unscripted syndicated series, eventually transitioning to events and parties.

Brie will take the main role of the Los Angeles-set series, described as a “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.” Kohan and fellow Orange Is the New Black vet Tara Herrmann will serve as executive producer, with the prison dramedy’s Carly Mensch showrunning alongside Liz Flahive.

For her part, Brie already lent her voice to Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, and now joins fellow Community alum Gillian Jacobs with a starring role in a live-action Netflix series.

You can watch some of the original G.L.O.W. below, and stay tuned for more details on Netflix’s scripted revival.

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