For all fans of Alison Brie, great news: She’s returning to comedy! Not only that, but her return is coming to Netflix and will be executive-produced by none other than “Orange is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan.
Per Deadline, Brie will star in “G.L.O.W.,” a straight-to-series ten-episode comedy at Netflix created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. The title is an acronym for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, and is based on an episodic Las Vegas series that originated in the 1980’s as a female version of other wrestling programs out there. Brie’s role is Ruth, a struggling actress who eventually looks to this as one last way to make it big in show business.
For six seasons (but unfortunately no movie as of yet), Brie starred as Annie Edison on “Community” for NBC and Yahoo! Screen, and is also known for playing Trudy on several seasons of “Mad Men.” We do feel like if you look around the series landscape at the moment, you’ll get some real evidence of the sort of impact “Community” had on the comedy landscape. Joel McHale, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Gillian Jacobs, and now Brie all have leading roles either on current or upcoming series. Meanwhile, Yvette Nicole Brown and Danny Pudi each have prominent or supporting roles. (To be fair, Pudi’s role on “Powerless” could be either a lead or supporting, since we haven’t seen the show just yet.)
Given that there aren’t many wrestling-based comedies out there right now, we’re certainly interested in seeing precisely how this all comes together — but odds are, we’ll still be waiting for a while.
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