First Look at ‘80s Alison Brie in Netflix Wrestling Comedy ‘GLOW’
There aren’t very many more hurdles Netflix’s GLOW needs to clear to gain our attention, whether inspiration from the real ‘80s wrestling phenomenon, Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan or star Alison Brie, but our first photos might seal the deal. See Brie all ‘80s-ed out, spandex and all in our first set photos from the new series!
Just Jared obtained shots of the ex-Community star outfitted for production, looking decade-appropriate in hairstyle and leotard. Brie will take the main role of Ruth, described as a “an out-of-work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.”
Thus far, the series also stars Betty Gilpin as Debbie Eagan, Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia, Britney Young as Carmen Wade, Sydelle Noel as Cherry Bang, Britt Baron as Justine, Jackie Tohn as Melrose, Kimmy Gatewood as Stacey, Rebekka Johnson as Dawn, Kate Nash as Rhonda, Sunita Mani as Arthie, Kia Stevens as Tammé and Gayle Rankin as Sheila the She Wolf.
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. 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.
You can watch some of the original G.L.O.W. below, and stay tuned for more details on Netflix’s scripted revival.