Netflix's GLOW — Featurette

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added: Tue, Jun 20th '17

For six seasons, Alison Brie played the sweet, wholesome overachiever Annie Edison on Dan Harmon's cult college comedy "Community." Now Brie shreds her goody-two-shoes image as she plays a spunky, spandex-wearing '80s wrestler on Netflix's new drama-comedy series "GLOW."

Already generating a healthy amount of buzz (it could very well be this summer's breakout hit), the ten-episode series is a dramatization of a real-life women's wrestling television program that launched in the mid-1980s and was spearheaded by a B-movie producer (portrayed on the show by comedian Marc Maron).

Brie stars alongside Betty Gilpin (from "Nurse Jackie" and "Masters of Sex") as a couple of out-of-work Hollywood actresses who, after bearing through a unique audition process, find themselves facing off in the ring as the new stars of GLOW (aka the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling).

Created by "Nurse Jackie" writers/producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and executive produced by "Orange is the New Black" showrunners Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann, "GLOW" will premiere on Netflix this Friday, June 23rd. Watch a new featurette, above.

synopsis:
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life turns out not to be what it seems. At the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling super stardom.

 

starring   Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin, Chris Lowell, Sunita Mani, Gayle Rankin, Sydelle Noel, Ellen Wong, Jackie Tohn, Britney Young

release date   June 23, 2017 (on Netflix)

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