The Community and BoJack Horseman favorite has booked the starring role in the streaming giant’s Jenji Kohan comedyGLOW, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
GLOW — aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — is inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league. The 10-episode comedy is set in Los Angeles and will showcase big hair and body slams and tell 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. The comedy, based on the professional women’s wrestling syndicated TV series that existed in the ’80s, was picked up to series in May.
Women’s professional wrestling is sooo hot in the streets these days that it’s getting it’s on series on Netflix. Although this show won’t actually be about today’s rise of the sport, I’m still hyped to see Alison Brie back on television and a show about the weird shit that happened in the 80’s.
I already dedicated a weekend to watching the last season of Bojack Horseman, now Alison Brie is forcing me to cancel all plans again when this show finally premieres.