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Netflix's Retro Wrestling Comedy GLOW Adds Marc Maron as Male Lead

Here’s a sentence you probably didn’t think you’d read today: When Alison Brie makes her wrestling debut, she’ll have Marc Maron in her corner.

The former Maron star has been tapped to play washed-up Hollywood director Sam Sylvia in Netflix’s half-hour ’80s wrestling comedy GLOW, TVLine has learned. Sam is said to have a “complicated history with women,” one which will only become more complicated as he “now must lead 14 of them on the journey to wrestling stardom.”

Set in Los Angeles, GLOW follows an out-of-work actress (Brie) who becomes a TV wrestler as a last-ditch attempt to keep her star burning. It should be noted that GLOW (aka Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling) was a real professional wrestling league in 1986, which transitioned into an unscripted syndicated series (1986–1990).

GLOW‘s 10-episode first season will be executive-produced by Orange Is the New Black duo Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann. Co-creators Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (OITNB) will serve as showrunners.