9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Marti Noxon Inks Big Overall Deal With Skydance (Exclusive)
Marti Noxon is putting down some roots.
The prolific producer behind Lifetime's UnREAL and Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce has signed a multiyear overall deal with independent studio Skydance.
Under what sources say is a rich seven-figure, three-year deal, Noxon will create and develop new projects for the studio. The first under the pact is drama Dietland, based on the novel of the same name by Sarai Walker. Described as part coming-of-age story and part revenge fantasy, the potential series is set against the backdrop of the beauty industry and explores society's obsession with weight loss in a bold and funny fashion.
"Marti is a brilliant storyteller and a true creative force as a showrunner with an outstanding track record of creating compelling and memorable shows that are beloved by audiences and critics alike,” Skydance TV president Marcy Ross said.
Added Noxon: "I’m so excited to be part of the environment that David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross have built at Skydance. I've been looking for a versatile and writer-driven home that could help me bring more complex, exciting and potentially murderous characters to television — and the team at Skydance is the ideal partner for that."
Formed in 2014, Skydance Television is the studio behind Netflix's Grace and Frankie as well as WGN America's Manhattan, which was canceled after two critically praised but low-rated seasons. The company also has Netflix's upcoming Altered Carbon as well as Spike's Red Mars and Amazon's Jack Ryan.
For Noxon, the pact comes at a busy time for the writer-producer. In addition to Lifetime's UnREAL, she has Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce and exec produces CBS freshman drama Code Black, the latter of which is based on a documentary feature she produced. Her credits include Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Glee and Angel.
Noxon won two consecutive awards from the Writers Guild of America for her work on Mad Men.
Noxon is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.