Alison Brie Will Star in Netflix’s “GLOW” Series
Alison Brie, from NBC’s “Community,” will play the main character in the series “GLOW” from Netflix, which will chronicle the women’s wrestling league which rose to prominence in the 1980s. (Thanks for JadeOwl for the tip!)
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.