August 2, 2021

Campbell Scott, Alanna Ubach, Kelly Hu, and three other signings for AMC’s Dietland – Series Addicts

AMC is completing its cast for Dietland, his 10-episode dark comedy drama, based on the novel by Sarai Walker. Campbell Scott (House of Cards), Alanna Ubach (Coco,GirlfriendĀ“s Guide to Divorce), Kelly Hu | (Arrow), Marc Blucas (Underground), Ami Sheth (Blindspot) and Jen Ponton (30 Rock) just joined the cast they’re already in Julianna Margulies and Joy Nash.

Dietland, from Marti Noxon (UnReal), Skydance TV y AMC Studios, it is situated in the context of the beauty industry. Follow Plum Kettle (Nash), an obese woman preparing for weight loss surgery when her world is turned upside down by two rival feminist factions. Caught between old ideas and radical new extremes, Plum she must decide for herself what it means to be revolutionary as the “war of the sexes” becomes literal.

Scott plays Stanley Austen, a one-time industry titan whose influence and power as head of the empire Austen Media He is threatened by a group of anonymous terrorists.

Ubach es 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 got cut off. A fierce feminist activist and mother of the earth, she is one of the acolytes of the Bautista Verena, and author of The Theory of Bangability, a book on the sexualization of women.

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Hu to play Abra Austen, Stanley’s wife. She is polite, shy, but a bit bored and resentful at being considered the trophy wife of Stanley.

Blucas is Bobby, a NYPD who is also a former partner and friend of Dominic.

Sheth will play Sana, an artist and acolyte of Verena Baptist (Robin Weigert). Serena Despite his strikingly disfigured face, he is a model of self-acceptance for Plum (Nash), who begins to understand that peace begins within and that inner peace is essential if you have to go to war.

Ponton will play Rubi, a resident of Calliope House. She is colorful, exuberant, and very stubborn.

The six join other previously announced signings among which are Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) like Julia, the ironic and staunch guardian of the beauty closet of Austen Media; along with Robin Weigert (Big Little Lies) as Verena Baptist, Adam Rothenberg (Ripper Street) as NYPD Detective Dominic, Erin Darke (The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel) as Leeta, Rowena King (Shut Eye) as news anchor Cheryl Crane- Murphy, Will Seefried (The Deuce) as Ben, and newcomers Ricardo Davila as Kitty Eladio’s assistant and Tramel Tillman as Plum’s best friend Steven.

David Ellison, Dana Goldberg y Marcy Ross de Skydance are executive producers, along with Maria Grasso from Tiny Pyro, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn from Mockingbird Pictures and Jacqueline Hoyt. Susie Fitzgerald and Ben Davis are executives in charge of AMC production.

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