AMC chose International Women’s Day to introduce “Dietland”, a new dark comedy series starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies.
The show is based on Sarai Walker’s bestselling 2015 novel of the same name, and follows Plum Kettle (Nash), a ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines, as she battles with self-image issues and sets out on a wild and complicated journey to self-acceptance.
Billed as a feminist revenge-fantasy, the series, produced by Marti Noxon (“UnREAL”), is timely in its exploration of issues faced by women today – including patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture and unrealistic standards of beauty.
In a storyline that reflects the current climate of the entertainment industry, “Dietland” also features high-powered men disappearing and meeting violent deaths after news reports of sexual abuse and assault.
“‘Dietland’ focuses on some of the important issues and conversations happening today and offers a witty and insightful look at the war of the sexes,” said David Madden, the president of original programming for AMC, Sundance TV and AMC Studios.
“I’m beyond thrilled to welcome powerhouse executive producer, writer and director Marti Noxon back to the AMC family and can’t wait for audiences to see her passion come to life, notably through the dynamic and nuanced performances from rising star Joy Nash and the incomparable Julianna Margulies.”
Nash and Margulies will be joined by series regulars Robin Weigert (“Big Little Lies”), Adam Rothenberg (“Ripper Street”), Tamara Tunie (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Erin Darke (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Rowena King (“Shut Eye”), Will Seefried (“The Deuce”) and newcomers Ricardo Davila and Tramel Tillman.
The 10-episode series will begin at 9 p.m. on Monday, June 4 with back-to-back episodes.