Netflix on Wednesday announced that Season 1 of GLOW, a scripted comedy series inspired by the 1980s phenomenon Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, will premiere on Friday, June 23.
In Los Angeles-set comedy, Brie plays Ruth, a struggling actress who becomes a TV wrestler in a last-ditch effort to keep her star burning. Marc Maron (Maron) co-stars as washed-up film director Sam Sylvia, who suddenly finds himself leading 14 women on a path to wrestling stardom.
GLOW hails from Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is the New Black), and counts OITNB‘s Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann among its executive producers.
The 10-episode first season of the series, from Weeds and Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, was announced last year for Netflix, with a cast led by Alison Brie and Marc Maron, with Betty Gilpin, Jackie Tohn, Elizabeth Perkins and Ellen Wong also listed among the cast.
•• Tuesday night, January 10, 2017 was aired the eleventh episode of midseason premiere of “This Is Us” on NBC! This episode was titled “The Right This To Do”. The show aired the first scenes of Elizabeth Perkins as Janet Malone (Rebecca’s Mom) as we previously announced on the website. She was amazing as usual and obviously we are looking forward to see her other scenes in next episodes! Just a remind, next episode will air on January 17, 2017. In the meantime, please enjoy these high definition screencaptures.
— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) January 11, 2017
•• Elizabeth Perkins has signed on to play Janet Malone, the mother of the Pearson matriarch played by Mandy Moore. The Emmy-nominated Weeds actress will be seen in flashback scenes when Rebecca is an adult. (Another actress was briefly seen as Rebecca’s mom in an episode 5 flashback that featured Rebecca as a child.)
The Big star whose recent TV credits also include How to Get Away With Murder, How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), and The Closer will appear in at least one episode that will air later this season. Perkins and Moore both starred in the 2002 dramedy All I Want.
The season 1 guest roster of This Is Us has featured Gerald McRaney, Katey Sagal, Brad Garrett, Janet Montgomery, and Jami Gertz. Upcoming familiar faces include Sam Trammell, Denis O’Hare, and Jimmi Simpson.
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
•• Former Weeds co-stars Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon are reuniting on another comedy project, NBC’s untitled royal family comedy pilot (aka Dumb Prince) written by Charlie Grandy and executive produced and directed by Amy Poehler.
The comedy is set in the country of Modaria, known for the manufacture of mopeds and tiny cars, where the Faber family has ruled for generations. Prince Karl, fka The Dumb Prince (Nico Evers-Swindell) returns home from a year’s exile in America after having passed out at the coronation of his seemingly hapless father, King Adrian (Kevin Nealon). Elizabeth Perkins will play his wife, Queen Tuesday. Also previously cast in the pilot are Tim Baltz as Prince Marco, the King and Queen’s second son, and Jessie Ennis as Princess Jana, the youngest child of the royal family.
Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, and Brooke Posch executive produce with Grandy. Elizabeth Perkins, who earned two Emmy nominations for her role on Weeds, will next be seen in the female Ghostbusters movie. Kevin Nealon was recently seen in Ghost Squad. Both are repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.