Of Kings and Prophets actress Rowena King has officially joined the cast of AMC’s 10-episode straight-to-series darkly comedic drama Dietland.  She will star in the series alongside Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies.

Dietland is based on Sarai Walker’s novel and revolves around Plum Kettle (Nash), an obese woman who is preparing for weight-loss surgery when her world is upturned by two rival feminist factions. Caught between old ideas and radical new extremes, Plum must decide for herself what it means to be a revolutionary as the “war of the sexes” becomes literal.

King will play Cheryl Crane-Murphy, a no-nonsense newscaster who tries to remain level-headed and strictly bipartisan in an ever confusing and macabre news cycle. She works alongside Margulies’ Kitty Montgomery, a wildly ambitious magazine editor.

The series is set for a 2018 premiere.

King can be seen in a recurring role on Season 2 of Hulu’s Shut Eye, which premieres this December as well as the Adrien Lester-starring ITV series Trauma.

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