Based on Sarai Walker's novel of the same name, the series followed Plum Kettle (Joy Nash), a ghostwriter struggling with body-image who embarks on a complicated journey to self-acceptance as the world around her buzzes about the mysterious disappearances of men accused of sexual assault and abuse who ultimately meet violent deaths. Exploring the major issues affecting women today like misogyny, rape culture and unrealistic beauty standards, it fused dark humor and graphic violence with visceral social commentary.
The series marked Julianna Margulies' first regular gig since The Good Wife so the news is especially disappointing. She delivered a show-stopping performance asambitious magazine editor Kitty Montgomery, a woman forced to adjust to a quickly-changing world.
Dietland also starred Big Little Lies actress Robin Weigert as Verena Baptist, Ripper Street's Adam Rothenberg as NYPD detective Dominic, Law & Order: SVU alum Tamara Tunie as Julia, Shut Eye's Rowena King as newscaster Cheryl Crane-Murphy and The Deuce's Will Seefried as Ben.