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While it's unfortunate that networks and streaming services haven't been interested in putting forth the effort to make Community Season 7 a real thing, we can at least give thanks that actress Alison Brie hasn't had any trouble finding new (and usually hilarious) gigs to keep her fans rabid. Her next project could be one of the most interesting, as she's been tapped to lead Netflix's upcoming comedy G.L.O.W., which is based on the 1980s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
Based on the real-life female pro wrestling league, G.L.O.W. will take place in Los Angeles and will present a fictionalized angle of an actress who can't find any work and gives it one last shot through the Gorgeous Ladies' weekly syndicated TV series (which ran through the late 1980s). As you might imagine, Alison Brie will play that actress, Ruth, whose goals of being rich and famous don't quite coincide with the hairspray-and-leotard-filled world of women's wrestling.
As if this didn't sound fabulous enough already, G.L.O.W. is the latest series from Jenji Kohan, best known for creating the one-two punch of Weeds and Orange is the New Black. If anybody knows how to bring laughs both broad and dark within a female-heavy setting, it's Kohan, though she'll serve as an executive producer on this show. G.L.O.W. was created by Nurse Jackie and Homeland writer/producer Liz Flahive along with Weeds and OINTB writer/producer Carly Mensch.
I wonder if we'll get to see this classic and fantastically awkward opening theme.
GLOW will be Alison Brie's second major series for Netflix, where she also voices the depression-swamped Diane on BoJack Horseman. She's popped up quite a few other places in 2016 as well, such as TV Land's awesome comedy Teachers, which she executive producer, and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes' drama Doctor Thorne. As far as features go, she was in How to Be Single, Joshy, Get a Job and has a handful of in-the-can features coming later, such as James Franco's The Room documentary The Masterpiece. Can't wait for that, as well as G.L.O.W. Weirdest double feature ever?
G.L.O.W. was first picked up in May, and this is the first casting, so there's really no timeline set just yet for when the average looking people of the world will be able to check out Brie body-slamming people on Netflix, but we'll be on the lookout. In the meantime, you can find everything else heading to Netflix later this year with our premiere schedule.