AMC’s unveiled the official trailer for the upcoming series, Dietland, set to premiere on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT. The series will make its debut with back-to-back episodes, with season one consisting of 10 episodes.
Dietland comes from Marti Noxon (UnREAL, Mad Men) and is based on the bestselling novel by Sarai Walker. The series stars Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Joy Nash (The Mindy Project). The cast also includes Campbell Scott, Tamara Tunie, Alanna Ubach, Kelly Hu, Marc Blucas, Ami Sheth and Jen Ponton.
The Plot: Dietland is a wickedly funny and extraordinarily timed satire about Plum Kettle (Nash), a ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines. Struggling with self-image and fed up with how she’s treated by her boss and society, Plum sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-awakening. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.
Plum also finds herself in the middle of two warring factions—one sisterhood who may be responsible for the attacks on male harassers, and the other which preaches female empowerment. She straddles these two groups, trying to make sense of the changing world and her part in it.
Equal parts revenge fantasy and heartfelt journey to self-acceptance, Dietland is a darkly comedic story that explores a multitude of issues faced by women today – including patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture and unrealistic beauty standards.
Campbell Scott (House of Cards) plays Stanley Austen, a one-time industry titan whose influence and clout as the head of the Austen Media empire is threatened by a group of anonymous female terrorists. Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) plays Julia Clark, the wry, fast-talking keeper of Austen Media’s beauty closet. She is as good at keeping secrets as she is at hiding blemishes.
Alanna Ubach (Girlfriends Guide To Divorce) plays Marlowe Buchanan, a former famous sitcom star who lost her job when she returned from hiatus with a few extra pounds and her signature hair style lopped off. A fierce feminist activist and earth mother, she is one of Verena Baptist’s acolytes, and the author of Bangability Theory, a book about the sexualization of women. Kelly Hu (Arrow) is Abra Austen, Stanley’s wife. She is well-educated, well-mannered but a teensy bit bored and resentful of being considered Stanley’s trophy wife.
Marc Blucas (Underground) joins as Bobby, a New York City cop who is also Dominic’s ex-partner and friend. Ami Sheth (Blindspot) is Sana, an artist and acolyte of Verena Baptist (Robin Weigert). Serene despite her shockingly disfigured face, she is a model of self-acceptance for Plum Kettle (Joy Nash), who begins to understand that peace starts within and that inner peace is essential if you have to go to war. And Jen Ponton (30 Rock) is Rubi, a resident at Calliope House. She is colorful, exuberant and very opinionated.