It’s been an amazing year for Alison Brie, and now it has been confirmed the the young-actor will be bringing her comedic charm to a new original Netflix series, called G.L.O.W.. The series takes place in the league of women’s wrestling. Alison Brie will star in the series as 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.
Netflix has confirmed that G.L.O.W. will start as a 10-episode comedy series for Netflix, the series itself was 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.
About Alison Brie
Alison Brie was last seen in the comedy “How to be Single” starring opposite Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson. The film was released by Warner Bros. and grossed over $110 million worldwide. Brie will also star in “The Masterpiece,” opposite James Franco, which is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” and “The Headhunters Calling” opposite Gerard Butler, which will premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.
Brie has had four films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival with Jeff Baena’s “Joshy” in 2016; Leslye Headland’s “Sleeping with Other People” opposite Jason Sudeikis in 2015; Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “The Kings of Summer” opposite Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaly in 2013 and “Save the Date” opposite Lizzie Caplan in 2012. Her other film credits include: “Five Year Engagement” opposite Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, “Scream 4” opposite Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell and “Montana Amazon” opposite Olympia Dukakis and Haley Joel Osment.
She is well known to TV audiences for her role as the adorable but tightly wound Annie Edison, on the hit comedy “Community” and as Trudy Campbell on AMC’s Emmy Award-winning drama “Mad Men.” She also recently appeared in the Amazon original mini-series “Julian Fellowes presents: Doctor Thorne.” Her voice over work includes playing Uni-Kitty in “The Lego Movie” which grossed over $400 million worldwide and voicing the character of Diane in Netflix’ first original adult animated series, “BoJack Horseman.” Brie is also a producer on the new TV LAND series “Teachers,” which follows six elementary school teachers who are dedicated to their students but don’t have it together in their personal lives.