Katy Wix writes kids' Fat Camp series

Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 10:32am

Fat Camp. Image shows from L to R: Adam Drake, Katy Wix. Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
  • Katy Wix will star in a new comedy about a residential fat camp for children
  • Wix has co-created and written the series with comedian Adam Drake
  • Now in development at Baby Cow, it is inspired by real-life stories of kids' dieting camps

Katy Wix and comedian Adam Drake have co-written a new dark comedy series set at a fat camp for children.

Fat Camp is now in development at Baby Cow after a bidding war between different production companies for the format, American trade outlet Variety has reported.

Baby Cow describe the show - inspired by an article Wix read about real-life residential diet camps for kids - as "a coming-of-age comedy about teenagers learning to love their bodies in a world that tells them not to".

Wix will star as the camp's leader and Drake will also feature, but all other information is being kept tightly under wraps.

She said: "Growing up as a fat teenager, I would have loved to have seen a body like mine on TV, being allowed to be funny and powerful and not the butt of a joke. Adam and I have created a funny, diverse world of lovable, young characters and we can't wait to join them in their fight to bring down the system that makes them feel small. Off to camp!"

Baby Cow CEO Sarah Monteith says: "[Head of Development] Rupert Majendie and I read it and just fell in love with it. The kids who are sent to this camp are all there under the premise of losing weight, getting fit and going on diets. It's horrific in both a dark way and a hilarious way.

"There's a mystery in terms of everything not being as it seems. It's so perfect for our time, in terms of having a real commentary on how we're bringing up a generation of girls in a world of Instagram and make-up, and the fact that parents are actually sending their kids to these camps. It's going to be such an important, entertaining and thrilling piece. We're really excited about it."

Katy Wix is a comedian, playwright and actor best known for appearing in Ghosts, Not Going Out and Stath Lets Flats. Adam Drake is a comedian and writer who is a member of the sketch groups Tarot and Goose.

No channel is currently attached to the project.

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