Julianna Margulies has (finally!) booked her next big TV project.
The former Good Wife actress has been added to the cast of AMC's brand new drama series, Dietland.
The series focuses on Plum Kettle (Joy Nash), an obese woman who plans to undergo weight-loss surgery. But things take a surprisingly dark turn when rival feminist factions get involved.
Margulies plays the character of Kitty who is described as a magazine editor who struggles to come to terms with the fact that a feminist terrorist organization is targeting those closest to her.
“Sucked into a terrifying news cycle, Kitty can no longer rely on her old-school media power,” the official character description states, “and must instead play a whole new game of master manipulation where rules no longer apply.”
“Julianna is diabolically talented and beautiful, which makes her perfect to play our Kitty. I am genuinely honored to have the opportunity to work with her. She’s a special human and a rare actor,” Dietland executive producer/showrunner Noxon said via statement.
“I can’t wait to start and for the world to get a load of this show. I am also so grateful to AMC and [co-producer] Skydance for supporting us and trusting the Dietland team with this provocative, wild story.”
AMC previously handed Dietland a 10-episode order back in July, and it is expected to debut on the network sometime in 2018.
Margulies is no stranger to the small screen. Her most recent big role was on The Good Wife. Margulies won praise for the role and multiple awards for her portrayal of Alicia Florrick.
The show wrapped in 2016 after a seven-season run which culminated in a polarizing series finale that a lot of fans struggled to accept was the best way to conclude the series.
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