AMC has announced that Julianna Margulies is returning to television to play the role of Kitty Montgomery in “Dietland,” the upcoming original series from executive producer and showrunner Marti Noxon (“Mad Men,” “UnReal”).
Based on Sarai Walker’s 2015 best-selling novel, the story follows Plum Kettle (Joy Nash), an obese woman 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’ Kitty is an ambitious magazine editor whose world is thrown into chaos when a feminist terrorist organization starts targeting people in her orbit and she can no longer rely on her old-school media power.
AMC Studios and Skydance Television are producing the ten episode series with Noxon, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Maria Grasso, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Jackie Hoyt and Marcy Ross serving as executive producers.