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Netflix's 'Glow' has just added a major star to its cast list. Alison Brie (Trudy Campbell in 'Mad Men') will join the series that's set in the world of female wrestling.

It's based on a real wrestling federation (GLOW stands for Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling). 

The 10-episode series is set in Los Angeles, and is made by the creators of 'Homeland' and 'Orange is the New Black'. 

Brie plays Ruth, a struggling actress whose career takes an unexpected turn when she's offered a part in a series about female wrestlers.\

It won't be Brie's first work for the streaming service. She has also voiced numerous characters for Netflix's animated comedy 'BoJack Horseman'.

Netflix also has announced three other new series. Sticking with the girl power theme, it has two female-led series aimed at teenagers: one is an as-yet-untitled Horse Mystery project about a young girl's special connection with a dangerous horse, while the other is 'The Worst Witch', a fantasy series based on the books by Jill Murphy.

Finally, the streaming service is also bringing Bill Nye (aka the science guy) back to screens after a nearly 20-year hiatus. The bow-tied presenter will front a series that explores science and its impact on society, pop culture and politics. It will include special guests, as well as experiments and demonstrations.

'Bill Nye Saves the World' will air in the spring. No date is yet set for the other Netflix series. 

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