Plum Kettle, ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines, struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.
AMC confirmed today that Dietland has been cancelled after one season. The sad news, which comes two months after the dark dramedy concluded its freshman run, does not come a surprise as the show struggled to find an audience.
The summer series marked Juliana Margulies' return to television after seven years on The Good Wife. But unlike The Good Wife, Dietland's time on the air was short-lived. The series premiered to little fanfare back in June and its already-low ratings tapered off over the course of its 10-episode run.
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarai Walker, Dietland followed a ghost writer for one of New York's top beauty magazines who struggles with body-image issues. Unhappy with herself, she gets involved with a radical group while on her way to a diet program, while at the same time, high-profile men who have been accused of sexual assault are dying under suspicious circumstances all across the city.