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[11/01/16 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 1
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!


ARROW (The CW) - Juliana Harkavy ("The Walking Dead") is set to recur on the series as Tina Boland, "a detective formerly of Central City. Boland is brash yet tactful, tough, speaks her mind, and is not the easiest person to impress." (Variety.com)
BILLIONS (Showtime) - Eric Bogosian has been tapped for a recurring role on the series as Lawrence Boyd, "who runs the investment bank Spartan-Ives and is one of the most highly respected figures in the world of finance." (Deadline.com)
CORMORAN STRIKE (HBO) - Holliday Grainger has been tapped for a role on the series, based on J.K. Rowling's bestselling crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She'll play Robin Ellacott, "assistant to Strike (Tom Burke), a private detective operating out of a tiny office in London's Denmark Street. Though she begins as a temporary secretary, managing Strike's chaotic life, she soon becomes involved with his caseload and begins to see her true potential." (Variety.com)
FEUD (FX) - Molly Price ("The Knick") is the latest bound for the new anthology series. She'll play Robert Aldrich's (Alfred Molina) wife Harriet. (Deadline.com)
IZOMBIE (The CW) - Andrew Caldwell (Transformers) will recur on the upcoming season as Harley Jones, "a good ole boy, anti-government extremist who loves his guns. Harley seems like a chatty, affable guy when he's chatting with Liv and Clive at the shooting range, where he's practice shooting at zombie targets." (Deadline.com)
MINDY PROJECT, THE (Hulu) - Ryan Hansen is bound for the current season in an episode which "finds Dr. Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) falling asleep after a tiff at work and wishing she were a white man. When she wakes up, it's in the body of handsome, blonde, white doctor Michael Lancaster (Hansen) who allows Mindy a day to experience the world through his lens." (EW.com)
ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) - Alan Dale is slated to reprise his role of King George - last seen in season one - in an upcoming episode. (EW.com)
PAGE SIX TV (Syndication) - The Fox Television Stations in 17 markets have cleared the series for a fall 2017 launch following a three-week test this past summer. Twentieth Television will handle national distribution and barter sales. (Deadline.com)
SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX) - Kamar de los Reyes (Salt) will recur on the upcoming season as Jobe, "the burly bodyguard for Malcolm Dreyfuss (Jeremy Davies). Jobe is the heavy who takes care of people (like Tom Mison's Ichabod Crane) who stand in the way of Malcolm's big plans." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED CHRIS GARCIA PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Chris Garcia has set up a potential comedy at the network "based on Garcia's real life story when his immigrant parents lie about their home address, in order to give him a chance at a better public education. A first generation Cuban-American, he has to make the most of his high school experience despite being surrounded by affluent, white surfer kids - and his dad who is taking ESL classes at the same school." Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh will co-write the script for the 20th Century Fox Television-based project, which has a penalty attached, alongside Garcia with Party Over Here's Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Billy Rosenber likewise executive producing. (Variety.com)
UNTITLED MACKAY & WEEKS PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Hannah Mackay and Ed Weeks have sold a single-camera comedy to the Alphabet about "liberal lesbian couple Laurel and Marisa who move with their teenage son to Laurel's conservative hometown in Kansas to find that their assumptions about Middle America might just be wrong." The project, which has a penalty attached, is set up at Universal Television. Mindy Kaling and 3 Arts Entertainment's Howard Klein will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (Netflix) - Jai Courtney, Samm Levine and Marlo Thomas have all scored roles on the new season. Courtney will play Garth MacArthur, "a suave, indie movie darling who is about to become a household name." Levine then is set as Arty, "the first person everyone at camp hears each morning"; with Thomas as Vivian, "a woman with a mysterious connection to the past history of the camp," respectively. (Deadline.com)





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· ARROW (CW)
· BILLIONS (SHOWTIME)
· CORMORAN STRIKE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FEUD (FX)
· IZOMBIE (CW)
· KNICK, THE (CINEMAX)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PAGE SIX TV (SYNDICATION)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)
· UNTITLED CHRIS GARCIA PROJECT (FOX)
· UNTITLED MACKAY & WEEKS PROJECT (ABC)
· WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)
· WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (NETFLIX)





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