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[05/04/18 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 4 - Odds & Ends
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!


MESSIAH (Netflix) - Michelle Monaghan is set to star opposite Mehdi Dehbi in the upcoming drama as Eva Geller, "a highly specialized US intelligence officer who pits her wits and years of experience against Al-Masih (Dehbi) - an incendiary religious-political figure emerging out of Syria whose influence is growing. Whip smart, tenacious and determined to prove she is right, Eva literally goes to the ends of the earth to prosecute this allusive figure while running headlong into the truth about her own moral convictions." (Deadline.com)
NCIS (CBS) - Co-star David McCallum has closed a deal to return for the show's recently ordered 16th season. (Deadline.com)
SHOOK UP (Epix, New!) - Jennifer Schuur is developing a new drama at the pay channel which "explores a rough circle of girls in 1950's New York City, who take to the streets of mob-ruled Hell's Kitchen and find power in their own right." CBS Television Studios-based Timberman-Beverly Productions is behind the hour with the company's Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN (Amazon) - John Hoogenakker's Matice, "a tough and salty American who works black ops for the CIA," will be promoted to series regular on the show's second season. (Deadline.com)
YOUNGER (TV Land) - Laura Benanti will drop by two episodes of the new season as "a self-made billionaire named Quinn [who] pitches a book to Millennial on her every-woman-for-herself approach to business." (TVLine.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· JACK RYAN (AMAZON)
· MESSIAH (NETFLIX)
· NCIS (CBS)
· SHOOK UP (EPIX)
· YOUNGER (PARAMOUNT)





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