Netflix is building out the cast for G.L.O.W., its 10-episode straight-to-series comedy executive produced by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan.
Britt Baron and Jackie Tohn, are set for recurring roles opposite Alison Brie and Marc Maron. Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Sunita Mani and Kia Stevens also have joined the cast.
Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, G.L.O.W. was inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league. Set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams, the series tells the fictionalized story of Ruth (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling via a weekly series about female wrestlers.
Baron plays Justine, a teenage runaway. Tohn is Melrose, a Hollywood party girl. Gatewood and Johnson play Stacey and Dawn, best friends/hairdressers. Nash is Rhonda, a British print model. Mani will portray Arthie, a med student with Hollywood dreams, and Steven is Tammé, an 80’s TV actress who is always the guest star, never the star.
Baron’s recent TV credits Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Chicago PD. She’s repped by Principal Entertainment LA & CESD.
Tohn recently finished filming David Wain’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture at Netflix, playing Gilda Radner. She also recurs on NBC’s The Good Place opposite Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, and was previously in Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. She’s repped by One Entertainment and TalentWorks. Nash is repped by CAA and Margrit Polak Management.
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