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[12/06/18 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 6
Updates include: BET's "Games Divas Play" sets leads; Richard Gere in talks to star in Apple's "Bastards"; and Jeff Davis lands reboot of "The Night Gallery" at Syfy.

[07/18/18 - 11:01 AM]
Emmy(R) Nominee Jillian Bell to Star in Showtime(R) Comedy "The Wrong Mans"
The action-comedy is about two ordinary office workers who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity.

[04/16/18 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 16
Updates include: Ian Somerhalder to lead Netflix's "V-Wars"; Ben Schwartz set to star in Showtime's import of "The Wrong Mans"; and Pop gets "Arranged" with Aline Brosh McKenna and Sono Patel.







WRONG MANS, THE (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/16/18 - 12/6/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, July 2018) SHOWTIME has announced the casting of Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) in a lead role of the half-hour comedy pilot THE WRONG MANS, also starring and produced by Ben Schwartz (HOUSE OF LIES) and written and executive produced by James Corden (The Late Late Show with James Corden), Mathew Baynton (Yonderland) and Ian Maxtone-Graham (The Simpsons). J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), BBC Studios' Angie Stephenson and Bad Robot's Ben Stephenson also serve as executive producers. Jim Field Smith (EPISODES) is also executive producing and directing the pilot, which is based on the BBC series created by Corden and Baynton. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. THE WRONG MANS is an action-comedy about two ordinary office workers who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity: "If you are not here by 5 o'clock, we will kill your wife." As the only people who can help, these two unlikely characters must find their inner hero in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their whole town.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Annie Chang as Katie
· Ben Schwartz as Sam
· Jillian Bell as Anna
CREW INFORMATION:
· Angie Stephenson as EP
· Ben Stephenson as EP
· Ian Maxtone-Graham as CRTR/EP
· J.J. Abrams as EP
· James Corden as CRTR/EP
· Jim Field Smith as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Matthew Baynton as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bad Robot Productions
· BBC Studios
· Fulwell 73 Productions
· Warner Bros. Television