“G.L.O.W.” was a popular professional wrestling troupe that toured for live shows and had a self-titled show that ran until 1990. The half-hour series, which is described as showcasing “big hair and body slams,” is inspired by the real story behind the wrestlers, and will tell the fictionalized story of an out-of-work actress — played by Brie — who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers. Netflix picked up “G.L.O.W.” to series in May.
The show marks Brie’s regular return to series TV, following “Community,” which was cancelled by NBC after five seasons, and ran for a sixth season on the now defunct Yahoo Screen in 2015.
Brie is already in the Netflix family, as she voices characters on the animated “BoJack Horseman.” She recently had a guest role on TV Land’s “Teachers” on which she’s an executive producer, and formerly had a prominent role on “Mad Men.” On the film front, she recently starred in “How To Be Single” and “Sleeping With Other People.” She is repped by WME.
Netflix has not set a launch date for “G.L.O.W.,” which will run 10 episodes for the first season.