A dark comedy that premiered a month ago has been picked up for a second season. Variety reports that Netflix renewed “Insatiable, which stars Debby Ryan.
Ryan’s character, Patty, “for years has been bullied, ignored, and underestimated by those around her because of her weight. But now that she finds herself suddenly thin, Patty is out for payback against anyone who has ever made her feel bad about herself.”
The CBS Television Studios series also stars Dallas Roberts, Alyssa Milano, Christopher Gorham, Erinn Westbrook, Michael Provost, Kimmy Shields, Irene Choi and Sarah Colonna. It was created by Lauren Gussis, who executive produces along with Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay, Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim.
“The renewal comes despite the backlash the show endured before it even premiered,” Variety notes. “In July, a Change.org petitioned gathered over 100,000 signatures demanding that Netflix pull the series. Those who signed accused the show of promoting fat shaming.”