G.L.O.W. has (leg) locked up their lead.
Deadline is reporting that former Community star and current BoJack Horseman voice Alison Brie is set to play the lead in the upcoming Netflix series based on the 1980s women”s pro wrestling league. The show is being produced by Orange Is the New Black head Jenji Kohan.
The publication explains that in G.L.O.W., Brie will play Ruth “an out-of-work, struggling actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams when she”s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women”s wrestling.” Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the show.
Brie commented on the announcement with perhaps a word of warning to her future in-ring competitors by writing on Twitter, “Look out…”
G.L.O.W., which was short for Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, ran from 1986-1990 with a few incarnations in the years since. It featured characters with names like The California Doll, Tiffany Mellon, and Colonel Ninotchka. Perhaps the best known participant in the league was Jackie Stallone (Sylvester Stallone”s mother), who played a manager/owner.
This is not the first time G.L.O.W. has been taken out of the ring and into another medium. In 2012, a documentary titled GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, won “Best Documentary” at the Comic-Con International Film Festival.