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NEW YORK, NY – November 7, 2017 – AMC announced today that producer and Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” “ER”) will play the role of Kitty Montgomery in “Dietland,” the upcoming original series from executive producer and showrunner Marti Noxon (“Mad Men,” “UnReal,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”). The series is a co-production between AMC Studios and Skydance Television under its Uncharted label and is based on Sarai Walker’s 2015 best-selling novel of the same name. AMC previously announced the casting of Joy Nash (“The Mindy Project,” “Twin Peaks”) as the lead character, Plum Kettle. “Dietland” is slated to premiere in 2018 with a 10-episode order.
Margulies’ character, Kitty, is a wildly ambitious magazine editor whose world is thrown into chaos when a feminist terrorist organization starts targeting people in her orbit. Sucked into a terrifying news cycle, Kitty can no longer rely on her old-school media power and must instead play a whole new game of master manipulation where rules no longer apply.
“Julianna is diabolically talented and beautiful, which makes her perfect to play our Kitty. I am genuinely honored to have the opportunity to work with her. She’s a special human and a rare actor,” said Noxon. “I can’t wait to start and for the world to get a load of this show. I am also so grateful to AMC and Skydance for supporting us and trusting the ‘Dietland’ team with this provocative, wild story.”
In a press release —
JOY NASH CAST AS LEAD IN AMC’S UPCOMING SERIES “DIETLAND”
Nash Cast In The Lead Role of Plum in Original Drama From Marti Noxon
That Takes on Society’s Obsession with Weight Loss and Beauty
NEW YORK, NY August 16, 2017 – AMC announced today that Joy Nash (“Twin Peaks,” “The Mindy Project”) has been cast in the lead role of Plum in the network’s upcoming original drama series “Dietland,” based on Sarai Walker’s 2015 novel of the same name. Marti Noxon (“Mad Men,” “UnReal,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Sharp Objects,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) serves as executive producer, writer, showrunner and director of multiple episodes on “Dietland,” a co-production between AMC Studios and Skydance Television. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross are executive producers, along with Maria Grasso of Tiny Pyro, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures and Jackie Hoyt.
Set against the backdrop of the beauty industry, this part-character drama and part-revenge fantasy explores society’s obsession with weight loss and beauty in a bold, original and wickedly entertaining way. “Dietland” is slated to premiere on AMC with 10 episodes in 2018.
“Joy is everything I hoped we’d find in our leading woman — beautiful, smart and blazing with talent,” said Noxon. “When she auditioned the whole room was electrified. I can’t wait for the world to meet her ‘Plum.'”
Nash plays Plum Kettle, obese all her life and preparing for lap band surgery when her world is upturned by two rival feminist factions. Caught between old ideas and radical new extremes, Plum must decide for herself what it means to be a revolutionary as the ‘war of the sexes’ becomes literal. Joy Nash is represented by BMG Model and Talent.
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