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Dietland - Julianna Margulies to Star in AMC Series

Julianna Margulies is returning to the small screen.

The multiple Emmy winner has been tapped to star in AMC's adaptation of Sarai Walker's 2015 best-seller Dietland. Erin Darke (Good Girls Revolt) has also joined the cast.

Set against the backdrop of the beauty industry, Dietland follows Plum Kettle (Joy Nash, The Mindy Project, Twin Peaks), 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 will play Kitty, a wildly ambitious magazine editor whose world is thrown into chaos when a feminist terrorist organization starts targeting people in her orbit. Sucked into a terrifying news cycle, Kitty can no longer rely on her old-school media power and must instead play a whole new game of master manipulation where rules no longer apply. Details on Darke's role were not immediately available.

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