Despite the somewhat mixed responses towards latest project, To The Bone, director Marti Noxon is carving herself out some more space in Hollywood because she's not done just yet.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mad Men producer has just been signed up to US network AMC's latest announcement, Dietland, a new drama based on the 2015 novel by Sarai Walker. (Editor's note: I just read Dietland on holiday and couldn't stop thinking about how great it would be as a TV show, so I'm pumped AF!)
The network announced the TV adaptation at the Television Critics Association's press tour, and will be a co-production between AMC Studios and Skydance Television.
For those who haven't read the book, Dietland follows main protagonist Plum Kettle through her journey of self-loathing and her discovery of self-love after being taken under the wing of members of an underground feminist organisation that works to seek justice against the ever-damaging beauty industry.
According to the network, the show will be part-character drama, part-revenge fantasy, and will boldly explore the societal obsession of weight loss and beauty.
'Day in and day out, we work to refine our search for unique voices and never-before-seen worlds,' said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. 'It is in that context that we proudly bring Marti Noxon back to AMC for the first time since her work on Mad Men, now as the executive producer, writer and showrunner of Dietland. 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. We are so proud to be working with Marti, her team and Skydance on this topical, funny, relevant and poignant story. Welcome back to AMC, Marti!'
Dietland will debut in 2018. We. Can't. Wait.