Community star Alison Brie is about to make her TV comeback – and she’ll be doing it for Netflix.
The comedy star has signed up to lead female wrestling series GLOW for Jenji Kohan, the brains behind the streaming giant’s Orange is the New Black.
GLOW stands for ‘Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling’, and will be based on the popular wrestling group that toured with live shows and had their own half-hour TV series that ran throughout the 80s.
It was later revived by the Riviera Hotel & Casino in 2001 and was the subject of Brett Whitcomb 2011 documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
According to Variety, Brie’s series will be released in May 2017 and will show the “big hair and body slams” that inspired the GLOW series.
Brie will play an out-of-work actress who sees GLOW has her last big shot at stardom.
This will be her first TV lead role since Community wrapped up its run on the now-axed Yahoo Screen streaming platform in 2015.
She’s also involved in doing voice work on Netflix’s hit animated series BoJack Horseman, while recent movie roles have included comedies Get Hard, How to Be Single and Get a Job.
Glow sounds like it could end up being the best of the lot.