[07/19/13 - 11:05 PM] Development Update: Friday, July 19 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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HELIX (Syfy/Sony; W: Cameron Porsandeh; D: David Slade) - Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyra Zagorsky and Mark Ghanime will join Billy Campbell in the upcoming drama, about a team of scientists investigate a possible disease outbreak in an Arctic research facility and find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation. Zagorsky will play Dr. Kimberly Walker, the former wife of Campbell's character who hasn't seen him in two years. Sanada then is set as Hiroshi Hitaki, "the mastermind behind the arctic base and the top-secret research happening there"; with Ghanime as Balleseros, "the U.S. military liaison to the CDC with a dangerous agenda of his own." Ronald D. Moore, Steven Maeda and Lynda Obst also serve as executive producers on the project, which premieres in January. (THR.com)AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Diogo Morgado will guest on the season premiere of "Revenge" as "a distinguished and handsome doctor by the name of Dr. Jorge Velez" (TVLine.com); Sony Pictures Television has expended its efforts to find a new home for its "Beverly Hills Cop" revival, originally shot for CBS (@ShawnRyanTV); Josh Stamberg will recur on "Parenthood" as a "charming and fun" new neighbor in the apartment building Lauren Graham's Sarah now manages (TVLine.com); and Cobie Smulders is reprising her Avengers role of Maria Hill in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."(EW.com).