Julianna Margulies, last seen gracing your television in The Good Wife, is set to make her return in a role that feels just about right—she’ll be starring in Marti Noxon’s 10-episode show Dietland, based on the 2015 book of the same name.
Dietland, written by Sarai Walker, was one of the most delightful books of 2015—a dark fantasy about beauty, appearance and the diet industry set in a world in which warring feminist factions engage in guerrilla warfare over what’s best for women. Variety reports that Margulies will play Kitty Montgomery, “a wildly ambitious magazine editor whose world is thrown into chaos when a feminist terrorist organization starts targeting people in her orbit.” She’ll be starring opposite Joy Nash, who has been cast as Plum Kettle, “an obese woman who is preparing for weight loss surgery, finds her world is upturned by two rival feminist factions.”
Does the plot of this book sound relevant in any way, shape, or form to this current moment? Does it seem like we’re not that far off from warring feminist factions waging war over what feminism means, how it looks to be a woman, and how those women should be treated? Was Sarai Walker a soothsayer who predicted the future? Maybe! Even if it hews a little too close to fact for comfort, it’ll still be entertaining. Dietland premiers sometime in 2018 on AMC.