Thursday, March 8, 2018

AMC Announces Premiere Date for New Drama 'Dietland' Starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies

AMC has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series Dietland starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies.

The 10-episode first season will premiere on Monday, June 4 at 9/8c. with back-to-back episodes.

The series follows Plum Kettle (Nash), ghostwriter for the editor of one of New York's hottest fashion magazines, as she struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men accused of sexual abuse and assault who are disappearing and meeting violent deaths. The series will touch on such hot-button issues facing women as patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture and unrealistic beauty standards.

The cast also includes Robin Weigert, Adam Rothenberg, Tamara Tunie, Rowena King, Will Seefriend, Mya Taylor, Erin Darke, Ricardo Davila and Tramel Tillman.

Marti Noxon developed the drama based on the 2015 novel by Sarai Walker. She will executive produce with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Maria Grasso, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Jackie Hoyt. Skydance Television, AMC Studios, Tiny Pyro Productions and Mockingbird Pictures produce.

"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, President of Original Programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.