Hairspray actress Nikki Blonsky will star in ABC Family’s new series ‘Huge‘, according to THR. David Hasselhoff’s daughter Hayley and James Eckhouse’s son Zander and Andrew Caldwell will costar in the series. ‘Huge’ was based on a book by Sasha Paley & written by ‘My So-Called Life’ creator Winnie Holzman and her daughter Savannah Dooley.
Described as ‘Glee’ meets ‘Ugly Betty,’ the series revolves around six teens and the staff at Wellness Canyon, a weight-loss camp. It centers on Will (Blonsky), a funny, opinionated overweight girl sent to the camp by her wealthy parents who own a chain of fitness centers, and Amber (Hasselhoff), a curvy teen who is the skinniest and hottest girl at the camp but who considers herself too heavy.
Eckhouse will play a college student working as an assistant fitness counselor who becomes attracted to Amber. Caldwell will play the leader of the thinner, popular boys among the overweight camp population. ‘Huge’ is slated to start production in April for a premiere in late June.