Alison Brie will get to show off her physical acting chops in the upcoming Netflix wrestling comedy series “G.L.O.W.” about female wrestlers in the 1980s, THR reports. The show, which stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, will be a 10-episode series from Executive Producer Jenji Kohan (“Orange Is the New Black”).
Brie will play the role of Ruth, an aspiring actress who takes a job on a weekly series about female wrestlers. “Orange Is the New Black” writer and producer Tara Herrmann will also executive produce the show.
After bursting onto the scene as Trudy Campbell on AMC’s “Mad Men,” Brie has starred in shows including NBC and Yahoo’s “Community” and Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman,” for which she voices multiple characters. She is also an executive producer on the TV Land comedy series “Teachers,” the second season of which will premiere in 2017.
Brie most recently starred in the 2016 comedy film “How to be Single” alongside Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson. Her upcoming film projects include “The Masterpiece,” a comedy-drama directed by and starring James Franco, and “The Headhunters Calling,” a drama about a headhunter starring Gerard Butler that will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.