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[06/20/13 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


THE LEFTOVERS (HBO/Warner Bros.; W: Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta; D: Peter Berg) - Newcomer Margaret Qualley has been cast in the drama pilot, which "takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it's supposed to and centers on chief of police Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux)." She'll play his 16-year-old daughter Jill, "a former straight-A student feeling the gradual unwinding of the world around her." Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler and Michael Gaston also star. (Deadline.com)


QUARRY (Cinemax; W: Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller; D: John Hillcoat) - Nikki Amuka-Bird ("Luther") has boarded the drama pilot, which "is set in the 1970s and centers on Marine sniper Quarry (Logan Marshall-Green) who, upon his return home from Vietnam in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public." She'll play Ruth, "the wife of Quarry's friend, fellow former Marine Artie (yet to be cast)." Noah Taylor, Skipp Sudduth and Stellan Skarsgard also star. (Deadline.com)


THE STRAIN (FX/FX Productions; W: Chuck Hogan & Guillermo del Toro; D: Guillermo del Toro) - Jack Kesy is the latest to be cast in the drama pilot, a high concept thriller about the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City which is tasked with investigating a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. He'll play Gabriel Bolivar "who, in the vein of Iggy Pop - brooding, and charismatic - corrupted his stunning good looks with Goth makeup and his sublime music with industrial shrieks and created an international rock superstar... with an insatiable appetite for recreational sex and pharmaceuticals." Corey Stoll, John Hurt, Jonathan Hyde, Kevin Durand, Lauren Lee Smith, Mia Maestro, Miguel Gomez and Richard Sammel are also featured in the ensemble. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Kristin Chenoweth, Kristen Johnston and Cloris Leachman are the latest actors bound for TV Land's new comedy "Kirstie" (TVGuide.com); Ray Romano has closed a deal to return as Hank Rizzoli for 12-15 episodes on the new season of "Parenthood" (Deadline.com); Jesse Lee Soffer is officially on board NBC's "Chicago PD" and his character - a young police detective who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks - will initially be introduced on parent series "Chicago Fire" (Deadline.com); Zach Grenier's David Lee has been upped to series regular on "The Good Wife" (Deadline.com);

Patrick Fischler and Stephen Monroe Taylor will both recur on TNT's "Lost Angels" as uber mob boss Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Seigal (Ed Burns) known associate Phil Holtz, respectively (Deadline.com); Ed Helms, Alia Shawkat, and Jack McBrayer will all visit the new season of "NTSF:SD:SUV::" (EW.com); Luke Kleintank will guest on "Pretty Little Liars" as "a good kid with strong morals who has a secret that may end up helping one of the Pretty Little Liars in a major way" (TVLine.com); and Tracy Spiridakos will drop by Showtime's "Episodes" as a family member of Mircea Monroe's Morning Randolph (TVLine.com).






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· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EPISODES (SHOWTIME)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· KIRSTIE (TV LAND)
· LEFTOVERS, THE (HBO)
· LUTHER (BBC AMERICA)
· MOB CITY (TNT)
· NTSF:SD:SUV:: (ADULT SWIM)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (FREEFORM)
· QUARRY (CINEMAX)
· STRAIN, THE (FX)





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