×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

AMC Lands Hot ‘Dietland’ Drama Project From Marti Noxon, Skydance TV

After a spirited bidding among a half-dozen outlets, AMC has landed the TV adaptation of the novel “Dietland” from showrunner Marti Noxon and Skydance Television.

The deal calls for AMC to assemble a writers room for Noxon and a staff to develop several scripts with the goal of bypassing a pilot and going straight to series next year. The project garnered bigger commitments from other outlets, but Noxon and Skydance opted for AMC because of the nature of the material and the enthusiasm shown by the cabler’s development team.

Noxon herself battled hard to secure the rights to the book, which were pursued by multiple producers.

Dietland,” based on the 2015 novel by Sarai Walker, is set against the backdrop of the beauty industry, exploding society’s obsession with weight loss and beauty. The series is envisoned as a mix of character drama and revenge fantasy with a feminist perspective. The project is the first to come from the deal that Noxon set earlier this year at Skydance for her Tiny Pyro banner.

Noxon will write and exec produce with Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross, Tiny Pyro’s Maria Grasso as well as Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures.

A prolific writer-producer, Noxon at present is juggling showrunner duties on the Bravo series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” and a high-profile HBO development project in “Sharp Objects.” She was co-creator and showrunner of the first season of Lifetime’s “Unreal.” Earlier this year, Noxon directed her first movie, “To the Bone,” which lensed in Los Angeles with stars Lily Collins, Alex Sharp and Keanu Reeves. She also penned the script.

Noxon previously worked at AMC during her tenure on “Mad Men.”

Noxon is repped by WME. Walker is repped by Gersh and the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency for publishing.

More TV

  • AT&T's Xandr Works for Closer Ties

    AT&T's Xandr Works for Closer Ties With WarnerMedia (EXCLUSIVE)

    At Xandr, the ad-technology firm that is part of AT&T, the time to start talking about the advertising of the future is now. The AT&T unit is best known, perhaps, for selling commercial inventory related to the company’s DirecTV. But Xandr CEO Brian Lesser expects to be recognized soon for taking part in many other [...]

  • Bong Joon Ho Talks 'Parasite' on

    'Parasite' Director Bong Joon Ho Makes Late Night Debut Following Three Globe Nominations

    “Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho sat down for his first U.S. late-night appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” Monday night. The director, who received best director and best original screenplay Globen Globe nominations with co-writer Han Jin Won, plus a best foreign language nod Monday morning, did not give much away about the film’s [...]

  • Batwoman -- "Crisis on Infinite Earths:

    'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Recap: The Return of Two Supermen and a World-Ending Plan

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two,” the “Batwoman” episode of the 2019 “Arrowverse” crossover. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” set a strong tone with its opener Sunday night, as the Anti-Monitor hurtling through space obliterated Earth-38 and claimed its first superhero victim in Oliver Queen aka [...]

  • Batwoman -- "Crisis on Infinite Earths:

    'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Team Talks Oliver's Fate and Batwoman's Big Move (Spoilers)

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two,” the “Batwoman” episode of the 2019 “Arrowverse” crossover. The second hour of the CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover killed off another iconic hero — but brought one back. After Oliver (Stephen Amell) sacrificed himself in event’s first episode, [...]

  • TV News Roundup: TBS Unveils 'Miracle

    TV News Roundup: TBS Unveils 'Miracle Workers: Dark Ages' Trailer

    In today’s TV news roundup, TBS releases the first look at Season 2 of “Miracle Workers” and Netflix announces the premiere date for “Cheer.” CASTINGS:  Nickelodeon has called on comedian and writer Adam Conover to host its new family game show “The Crystal Maze.“ In the American rendition of the U.K. series, Conover will take [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content