A hot new TV project from showrunner Marti Noxon that sparked “spirited bidding” among about a half-dozen outlets has landed at AMC, Variety reports.
The project is an adaptation of the novel “Dietland” from Skydance Television and Noxon, who’s known for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “UnREAL” and “Code Black.”
“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,” Variety reports. “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.”
The project is based on the 2015 novel by Sarai Walker, which is “set against the backdrop of the beauty industry, exploding society’s obsession with weight loss and beauty,” Variety reports. “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.”