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‘Insatiable’ Canceled By Netflix After Two Seasons

‘Insatiable’ Canceled By Netflix After Two Seasons

There will be no third season for Insatiable. Netflix has canceled the dark, twisted revenge comedy starring Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, and Alyssa Milano after two seasons. Milano revealed the cancellation decision to a fan on Twitter earlier this month. Today, she posted an update, thanking fans.

Insatiable started as a 2017 CW pilot before landing a Netflix series order. The news of its demise comes on the heels of Netflix also canceling another series that had originated as a busted broadcast pilot, Soundtrack, after one season, as the streamer seems to be pulling away from that business model. Netflix also pulled the plug on Designated Survivor after producing one additional season beyond the series’ two that had been originally made for ABC. On the bright side, Netflix is in talks for another installment of Lucifer beyond its upcoming fifth and “final” season.

At the onset, Insatiable courted controversy with its premise, sparking accusations of “body-shaming”. But it also attracted strong viewership — judging by available streaming data — securing a renewal for a second season which wrapped in October.

Insatiable centered on Patty (Ryan). For years, she has been bullied, ignored, and underestimated by those around her because of her weight. But now that she finds herself suddenly thin, Patty is out for payback against anyone who has ever made her feel bad about herself. Cast also included Christopher Gorham, Erinn Westbrook, Michael Provost, Kimmy Shields, Irene Choi and Sarah Colonna.

Source: Deadline

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Sundance 2020: Debby Ryan Grows Up for ‘Horse Girl’

Sundance 2020: Debby Ryan Grows Up for ‘Horse Girl’

The former Disney Channel star says Alison Brie’s upcoming Netflix drama is her turning point: “There’s no going back after this.”

“Horse Girl,” which is billed as a like-nothing-you’ve-ever-seen-before drama on mental health, is a confrontation of a film, one that is sure to stir conversation when it arrives on Netflix on Friday. It’s the first writing effort by the movie’s star Alison Brie (director Jeff Baena of “The Little Hours” is her cowriter, and the Duplass brothers executive produced), and the script was presented with no dialogue or stage direction.

For actress Debby Ryan, who appears as Brie’s roommate, it’s a turning point.

“I think that there is no going back after this,” says Ryan, dressed in a sharp blazer and leather pants on her first full day at Sundance, ahead of the film’s premiere.

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The role is a growing-up moment for the 26-year-old former Disney Channel star, who is best known now for her role in the series “Insatiable.”

“I’ve been the lead of things. I am so grateful for every role that I’ve had. That being said, I am really enjoying learning from people who I admire, and being in different processes, in different genres, with different storytellers,” Ryan says. “And it’s incredible on-the-job training — it’s like going back and majoring in something that you never even took as an elective in high school.”

One such storyteller is Brie — “I could watch her read the phone book” — whose background as a performer proved inspiration for Ryan.

“We’re interpretive artists, right? So, when we’ve served other people’s stories for so long, it does sort of bare this ‘what story do you want to tell?’” Ryan says. “So I know that if someone has done a lot of acting, typically if they come up with a story, it’s with a lot of hard thought. Not only knowledge and skill from being in that world and around skilled mentors, but also inspiration.”

In “Horse Girl,” Ryan plays Brie’s roommate, and is witness to her unraveling.

“I have had roommates in my life that seemed cool when I had an empty room and they could move in, and I’ve watched them develop into the people that they are and navigate really tricky things,” Ryan says. “That grounding point, that hook, was what I really wanted. Maybe a touchstone of reality or consistency.”

Ryan is now a well-known face on social media — she has more than 15 million Instagram followers — and lead roles dotting her résumé, but making it in Hollywood hasn’t necessarily been handed to her, she says.

“I did not grow up in the industry. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh no matter what, you’ll be fine. You’ll have roles.’ I came out here and started from scratch. I carved a place and I continue to carve a place,” Ryan says. “Then when the initial place that I carved was so distinct and specific that it was so much harder and scarier and a seemingly braver thing to do for someone to take a chance on me, consistently seeing that hinder my opportunities made me that much more determined to fight for the things that are interesting and unique and inspiring. To me, that’s not the flashiest role.”

Source: WWD

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Debby to star in ‘Horse Girl’

Debby to star in ‘Horse Girl’

Horse Girl / U.S.A. (Director: Jeff Baena, Screenwriters: Jeff Baena, Alison Brie, Producers: Mel Eslyn, Alana Carithers, Jeff Banea, Alison Brie) – A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horsesm and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life. Cast: Alison Brie, Debby Ryan, John Reynolds, Molly Shannon, John Ortiz, Paul Reiser, Jay Duplass.

The movie is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020.

Source: Deadline

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Debby Ryan On Why You Should Give Netflix’s Insatiable A Chance

Debby Ryan On Why You Should Give Netflix’s Insatiable A Chance

Last year, when Netflix’ Insatiable released its first season’s trailer, not all viewers gave themselves the chance to watch the show in its entirety. That is all about to change this time around.

Calling the first season’s trailer “fatphobic” and “offensive,” viewers were taken aback by the said preview, because it depicted Debby Ryan’s character, Patty Bladell, getting thin to impress people.

After the first season’s run, mixed reviews were put out. Some understood and enjoyed it, while others had mistakes to point out. A year later, a second season was made and they’re ready for redemption.

Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts (Bob Armstrong), and show-guest-star, former Miss Universe Gloria Diaz (Gloria Reyes) promoted the second season through a fan event in the Philippines yesterday. MEGA sat down with each of them to discuss their experiences in shooting the second season and why viewers should give the show a chance.

In its first season, the show touched on Patty’s eating disorder alongside some of the characters’ depression and mental state.

MEGA: How important is mental health for you to share on your platform and the show?

Dallas: It’s very important. Mental health is one of the crucial things that many of the characters are dealing with, so it is very important to discuss.

Debby: I think it’s very important. There is a lot of stigma around it. I broke my knee two summers ago and I needed to stop walking. I needed to stop, go, and get it fixed. I could still move, I could still see my friends, I do my things but I needed to be really careful, protect it, and make sure that when it’s rebuilding, I was rebuilding it right, so that for the rest of my life, I get to walk on it balanced and not keep hurting myself. I think mental health should be treated exactly the same.

MEGA: Was there some sense of redemption in playing Patty after Season 1?

Debby: Yes, I think after season 1 people got to really go on a journey and they got to see not only where it starts, but this is where it takes Patty and [showed] introductions to why she is the way she is. I’ve dealt with disordered eating for a long time and the scene where Patty eats a cake, that was the first time that I’ve ever seen that. I’ve never seen someone on camera do that thing you do in private, in shame. And to be able to put all of that out there, and then come back and do it again, it felt freeing. It felt redemptive, it felt like all of the fear, all of the shame, the damage, and people telling you what you’re doing, that you’re a bad person for doing it [the show] or whatever; to be able to know how many people it helps and hear from countless people about having never seen things, heard things, and needing to see a coming out story goes like that [Patty’s disorder] and even to see someone find themselves that way. We get to do it all over again knowing that we had all these people who are just like us in a corner, (and there’s) nothing more redemptive than that.

MEGA: What lessons do you think people can learn from the show?

Dallas: We’re not people who behave particularly well. Hopefully, the show shows people that you love making decisions that maybe you wouldn’t make in your own life. The best thing you can learn from the show is not to behave like us.

The show focuses on Patty’s character who is a rookie pageant queen, handled by her coach Bob Armstrong. Together, they join pageants and discover their true selves with the help of each other and other characters of Insatiable.

It was announced prior to the release of Season 2’s trailer that the Philippines’ own former Miss Universe, Gloria Diaz, will be appearing as a guest star on the show. She’s one of the two Filipinos that are going to be featured on the second season of the show (the other being Vincent Rodriguez III, as revealed on NetflixPH’s IG TV).

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