[12/20/13 - 11:13 PM] Development Update: Friday, December 20 Updates include: Reece Ritchie first to board FOX's "Hieroglyph"; Adam Goldberg cast in CBS's "Gaffigan"; and Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde exit NBC's "Chicago PD."
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: script
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, September 2013) NBC has partnered with multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC, for three telenovelas to be developed with an eye towards airing one as a 13-episode series, with multiple episodes running each week, much like an actual telenovela. This is but one of many innovative scheduling strategies NBC is considering. The first project in development, "The Black Widow," from writer Sri Rao, is an adaptation of the highly popular Venezuelan telenovela "La Viuda Joven," which premiered in 2011 and set ratings records. The 142-episode series was broadcast around the world.