Marti Noxon's 'Dietland' gets AMC series order

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Luglio 30, 2017

AMC landed Dietland, from Marti Noxon (UnReal) and Skydance TV, in October 2016 in a competitive situation, putting it on a straight-to-series track under its model that involves the opening of a writers room and spending several months exploring a potential series before a greenlight. Dietland was one of two dramas AMC opened a writers room for last fall, along with the supernatural Furniss, which did not go to series. The announcement was made during the AMC Networks portion of the summer TCA tour.

The novel, written by Sarai Walker and released in 2015, takes place in the beauty industry and mixes character drama and revenge fantasy to explore society's obsession with weight loss and beauty. Noxon said she was concerned at first that she wouldn't find a home for "Dietland", which she noted features a "funny and poignant" story that "you can't quantify". "It feels like this show is so timely and they get every part of that".

"Her whole journey the first season is whether she's being brainwashed to be a killer", Noxon said.

"This show is like nothing else I've ever worked on before, and I have such great partners in AMC".

Prep begins on the show in September in NY, and "Dietland" will premiere in 2018. AMC opened a writers' room for Dietland late a year ago under the network's "scripts-to-series" development model, which spends several months exploring a potential series before a greenlight. "This series, populated by unforgettable characters and unique storytelling approaches, will focus a wickedly entertaining lens on issues as diverse and divisive as dieting, dating, beauty and the many societal expectations that continue to dominate our culture and consciousness". Noxon will write and executive produce the series with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Maria Grasso, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Jackie Hoyt.

"'Dietland' is a wildly inventive and amusing story that boasts powerful female characters against a backdrop of provocative social commentary", said Marcy Ross, President of Skydance Television.

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