Netflix along with Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan has snagged Alison Brie, Marc Maron and Betty Gilpin to star in GLOW, a comedy series inspired by the all-female wrestling league of the same name that was popular in the 1980s. GLOW will center on Brie, who will play Ruth, a down-on-her-luck actress in Los Angeles who finds career salvation in GLOW, aka Gorgeous Women of Wrestling. Brie, of course, gained the love of comedy fans during her six seasons on cult hit Community, playing the kind-hearted yet naive Annie Edison.
Gilpin, best known for her role as Dr. Carrie Roman on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, will play a former soap opera star who returns to the small screen when her life takes a nose dive. Maron, who recently announced the end to his IFC series after four seasons, will play the male lead in GLOW. “Maron will play Sam Sylvia, a washed-up Hollywood director who has a very complicated history with women — and now must lead 14 of them on the journey to wrestling stardom,” explains The Hollywood Reporter. The 10-episode GLOW series will be executive produced by Liz Flahive, who has produced for Nurse Jackie and Homeland and Carly Mensch, who counts Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie and Weeds as her production accomplishments.