Monday, August 3, 2015

Watch the Premiere of 'Weight,' a New Dramedy from Daryn Strauss Starring Martha Byrne

Martha Byrne sparkles in Weight as Claire, a weight loss reality
competition contestant who faces new complications after returning
home 100 pounds lighter.
Weight, the new dramedy from Writers Guild Award nominee Daryn Strauss, has finally made its much-anticipated online debut. Emmy and Indie Series Award winner Martha Byrne (As the World Turns) stars as Claire, a suburban mom who returns home from a reality weight loss show 100 pounds lighter but finds she's gained some extra baggage due to the complicated reactions of her dysfunctional family and friends.

Like all great comedies, Weight doesn't rely on only the obvious or easy jokes. The show manages to be consistently funny, with hilarious one-liners and priceless reaction shots, and thought-provoking at the same time. Claire became the "ideal" size on The Weigh Off but life hasn't suddenly become perfect. In fact, her new size added a number of new complexities to her life: her children rejecting her, a changed dynamic in the relationship with her "thin" sister, and a lack of sex with her husband, who points out her chest is now smaller.

"Of course we missed ya," Claire's husband says when she reunites with her family after three months. "In fact, we're missing most of you right now."

Executive produced by Strauss and Byrne, and directed by Frederick King Keller, the all-star production team includes Anne Clements, Steve Silverman, Maitely Weismann, and Dorothy Fucito.

The entire cast is pitch perfect including Allison Smith (The West Wing, Kate & Allie), Peyton Ella, Kate West (daughter of General Hospital star Maura West and ATWT alum Scott DeFreitas), with guest appearances by Trent Dawson (As the World Turns), Indie Series Award winner Dee Freeman (Pretty) and Maitely Weismann (Masters of Sex).

Watch the premiere of Weight below:

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