Find a list of your saved stories here

AMC green-lights series based on satiric novel 'Dietland'


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — AMC says it's green-lighted a new series, "Dietland," based on the darkly satiric novel about a weight-obsessed society.

The show's creator is Marti Noxon, whose credits include "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" and "UnReal."

AMC said the show based on Sarai (sa-RAY) Walker's novel will explore the emphasis on weight and beauty in a "bold, original and funny way."

The main character of the 2015 novel "Dietland" is a 300-pound woman, Plum, who becomes involved with an underground group of radical women.

Noxon told a TV critics' meeting Saturday that the series will be unlike anything else on TV.

The writer-producer said the series is for people who're saying "enough" to "looks-ism," sexism and racism, and being told that they don't count.

The premiere date and casting for "Dietland" weren't announced.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent Entertainment stories

The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast