“Mom” star Sadie Calvano has been cast in “The Skinny,” the upcoming Refinery29 series created by Jessie Kahnweiler in collaboration with Jill Soloway, Andrea Sperling, and Rebecca Odes of WifeyTV, TheWrap has learned.
The show centers around a wannabe YouTube comedy star named Jessie (Kahnweiler) as she struggles to live, love and get over her bulimia. Calvano’s character, Sadie, is a successful internet star and up-and-coming digital content queen who helps launch Jessie’s digital career.
Calvano and Kahnweiler will star alongside Megan Ferguson, Paul Dooley, Ryan Pinkston, Spencer Hill and Illeana Douglas. The series is set to launch on Refinery29 in January 2016.
“The Skinny” will be executive produced by Refinery29, Kahnweiler, Soloway, Sperling and Odes as well as Paul Young, Peter Principato and Douglas. Cortney Wilson and Blair Skinner serve as producers.
“The Skinny” joins Refinery29’s growing lineup of original programming, which includes “The Walker” and “Sh*tty Boyfriends,” and reflects the digital lifestyle media company’s continued commitment to premium video content that engages audiences across multiple platforms.
Calvano plays Violet on the hit CBS sitcom “Mom” and also played Leonardo DiCaprio’s niece in Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar.” She’s represented by Paradigm and Silver Lining Entertainment.