‘Downsized’ Creator Teams with Soap Star on New Web Series ‘Weight’
By Sahil Patel
Daryn Strauss, a writer and producer whose first web series, “Downsized,” was nominated by the Writers Guild Awards, is working on her next web series: “Weight.”
The comedy will tell the story of Claire, a middle-class mom who returns home from a reality weight-loss competition with a lighter figure. What she doesn’t expect is the mixed and sometimes absurd reactions of her dysfunctional family and friends.
Penned by Strauss, the series will star Martha Byrne, a two-time Emmy Award-winning soap star (“As the World Turns”). Byrne, who most recently appeared in NBC’s now-canceled drama “Crisis,” previously forayed into online content with the Emmy-nominated drama “Gotham: The Series,” which she wrote, produced, and starred in.
The show will be directed by veteran TV producer and director Frederick King Keller (“Crisis,” “24,” “Blue Bloods”). It will begin production in the summer.