If you’re a fan of “Drop Dead Gorgeous” you will like this news. The 1999 Kirsten Dunst-led comedy isn’t getting rebooted, but another beauty pageant-centric project is on its way.
And now it’s official! Netflix has confirmed August 10 for the premiere of “Insatiable,” brand new series starring Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts and Alyssa Milano. Lauren Gussis penned the script for the series (her television credits also include “Dexter,” and “Once Upon A Time”), which hails from CBS Television Studios, Ryan Seacrest Production and Storied Media Group.
Just weeks after The CW passed on ordering the pilot to series, Netflix decided to pick up the dramedy. One thing is for sure- one network’s pass is another streaming service opportunity.
According to some sources, The CW liked “Insatiable” very much but had no shelf space after having a successful pilot season where all six of its projects came in strong. The network renewed nearly its entire line-up, including four new shows: “Dynasty,” “Valor,” “Life Sentence,” and “Black Lightning.”
“Insatiable” is described as a dark, twisted revenge comedy. The plot centers on Patty (Debby Ryan), who has been bullied and underestimated for years because of her weight. Now that she’s suddenly thin, Patty is determined to revenge on everyone who made her feel bad about herself in the past.
Bob Armstrong (Dallas Roberts) is a disgraced attorney whose true passion is coaching beauty pageant contestants, and he is the only one who sees Patty’s true potential. That’s why he decides to take her under his wing, first as a legal client and then as a pageant contestant whom he coaches toward becoming the top pageant queen in the country.
But neither Bob or his wife Coralee (Alyssa Milano) have any idea how deep Patty’s rage can go. They also don’t know how far she is ready to go to get even with those who wronged her. Patty’s message is very clear: payback is sweet and if you cross Patty, you are next on her list.
The show’s cast also includes Christopher Gorham as Bob Barnard, Erinn Westbrook as Magnolia Barnard, Michael Provost as Brick Armstrong, Kimmy Shields as Nonnie, Irene Choi as Dixie Sinclair, and Sarah Colonna as Angie.
Ryan Seacrest Productions
The returning host of American Idol has signed a multiyear agreement with ABC Studios and extended his relationship with the network. As a part of the deal, Ryan Seacrest Productions’ scripted division will develop project for broadcast, cable, premium and on-demand services.
Ryan Seacrest Productions’ president of scripted Nina Wass and the vice-president Andrea Shay have re-upped with the company and they will continue to serve in their current capacities. “Nina and RSP are tremendous assets to our studio. Her taste, contacts and abilities are the best in the industry, and we’re thrilled to be back in business with her and with Ryan Seacrest Productions,” said ABC Studios president Patrick Moran.
This agreement between Ryan Seacrest and ABC brings RSP back to ABC Studios, where the company previously produced comedy Mixology for the network. “We’ve all worked with ABC Studios in the past, and we hope our partnership will serve to further our collective success. It’s an honor for us to now call ABC Studios home for our scripted division,” Seacrest explained.
Ryan Seacrest Productions also produced NBC’s Jennifer Lopez drama “Shades of Blue” before picking up the Netflix dramedy “Insatiable,” after The CW passed on the pilot. The project extends Ryan’s relationship with ABC, where he also co-hosts syndicated morning talk show “Live With Kelly and Ryan” in addition to Idol!
The Cast of “Insatiable” Visit Seacrest Studios in Atlanta
When actress Debby Ryan visited Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, she turned her visit into a real party. Young patients were anticipating Debby, but when she showed up with Alyssa Milano, Kimmy Shields and Sarah Colonna, everyone got super excited!
Their fans asked the famous actors so many questions about their former TV series, the cast of “Insatiable” could barely get the moment to talk about the reason why they’re all in Atlanta together.
Once again, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation showed how important it is to inspire young people through entertainment and education-based initiatives. Ever since it was established in 2009, the RSF has installed ten multimedia broadcast centers, and one of them is in Atlanta.
To Ryan Seacrest, philanthropy will always be a priority. As he admits, giving back is one of the best things about his job. Besides radio and TV shows he’s actively producing, his charitable organization is not only something he likes doing, it’s also a responsibility.