Netflix Orders Debby Ryan's Insatiable Pilot To Series

Here's a classic case of, "When one door closes, another door opens."

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Netflix has snagged the Debby Ryan comedy drama Insatiable, ordering the pilot episode to series. The deal was struck just weeks after The CW declined a pickup. Both Netflix and series producers CBS Television Studios declined to comment on the news, but it's quite exciting, especially amidst the recent, numerous show cancelations on network television and on the streaming service. 

Insatiable follows a "disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach" played by The Walking Dead alum Dallas Roberts and his newest client, a "vengeful, bullied teenager" played by Ryan. The first season is set to run for 13 episodes.

Viewers likely recognize Ryan from her work on the Disney Channel series Jessie, where she played the titular nanny, and The Suite Life on Deck, where she took on the role of the Southern sweetheart Bailey. 

Former Dexter producer Lauren Gussis wrote the script for the show, which also stars Sarah Colonna (Chelsea Lately), Kimmy Shields (Big Little Lies), Alyssa Milano (Charmed, Mistresses), Erinn Westbrook (Glee), Michael Provost (Six), and Chris Gorham (Covert Affairs, Two Broke Girls).

THR also mentions that The CW "had no shelf space remaining" for Insatiable, as the network had a strong pilot season and ended up renewing a large portion of its lineup. The Vampire Diaries and Reign ended, and only two freshman series were axed: No Tomorrow and Frequency. Combine that with The CW's pickup of Dynasty, Valor, Life Sentence and Black Lightning, there was little room left for the Ryan-led drama to find a network home. Thankfully, Netflix swooped in and will bring it to life soon.

No word yet on an official release date, so while we wait, take a look at the hidden gems on Netflix you should totally watch.