“The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies has joined the cast of the upcoming AMC drama series “Dietland,” the network announced on Tuesday.
Margulies joins the Joy Nash-led series about an obese woman in the beauty industry from executive producer and showrunner Marti Noxon (“UnREAL”), which is set to premiere its 10-episode first season in 2018.
The series follows Plum Kettle (Nash) who is preparing for weight loss 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.
Margulies’ character, Kitty, is described as “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.”
“Juliana 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,” Noxon said in a statement. “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.”
Noxon serves as executive producer on the series alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross of Skydance Television, as well as Maria Grasso of Tiny Pyro, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures, and Jackie Hoyt.