or


[07/19/18 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 19
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!


ARE YOU SLEEPING (Apple) - Moon Bloodgood, Billy Miller, Brett Cullen and Hunter Doohan have all booked roles on the Octavia Spencer/Lizzy Caplan-led drama. Bloodgood will play Cath Min, "Poppy's (Spencer) best friend"; with Miller as Alex Dunn, "Lanie's (Caplan) husband"; Cullen as Owen Cave, "Warren Cave's (Aaron Paul) father"; and Doohan as "a younger Warren Cave." (Deadline.com)
CATHERINE THE GREAT (HBO) - Jason Clarke has been cast in the Helen Mirren-led limited series as Grigory Potemkin, "a Russian military commander who became Catherine's lover, favored statesman and life-long friend. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together serving as the architects of modern-day Russia." (Deadline.com)
OATH, THE (Sony Crackle) - The show's sophomore run has added the following actors in recurring roles: Dilshad Vadsaria as Anaya Gil, "who runs the U.S. faction of the Indo-Canadian Organized Crime"; Sebastian Zurita as Ricardo Velasquez, "the only son of Ignacio, who was raised in the shadow of his father"; Erik King as Pastor Greg, "Amber's father, and a self-reformed man who plans on helping those in the neighborhood still in the life"; J. Anthony Pena as Carl Ortiz, "a current cop gang member and owner of the bar the Ravens frequent"; Richard Burgi as Nathan Andrews, "a stone cold DEA agent"; Rich Paul as Eli Briggs, "the leader of a ruthless cop gang named the Horsemen"; and Carlos Sanz as Ignacio Velasquez, "a leader of the Costa Oeste Cartel." (Deadline.com)
QUEEN AMERICA (Facebook Watch) - Jennifer Westfeldt and Victoria Justice have both snagged roles on the Catherine Zeta-Jones-led series as Mandy Green, "the reigning pageant coach from Texas and Vicki's lifelong nemesis"; and Hayley, "Vicki's beautiful yet spoiled protégé, who has been primed since age 12 to be a beauty queen," respectively. (Deadline.com)
STARGIRL (DC Universe, New!) - Geoff Johns is spearheading a small screen take on his DC Comics heroine at the upcoming streaming service, about "high school student Courtney Whitmore who bands together with the Justice Society of America to fight villains, past and present." The 13-episode series is set up at the Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter likewise executive producing alongside Johns via his Mad Ghost Productions banner. (Deadline.com)
STATION 19 (ABC) - Boris Kodjoe will recur on the show's sophomore run as "a seasoned firefighter with a mysterious past. His character is returning to Seattle FD after some time away, bringing with him new skills, new perspectives and an approach to the job that doesn't always fall in line with the members of Station 19." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED ARSENE LUPIN PROJECT (Netflix, New!) - Omar Sy (The Intouchables) has been tapped to play Arsène Lupin, "the world famous gentleman thief and master of disguise," in a French original series for the streaming service due in 2020. Gaumont Television is behind the project, billed as a "contemporary adaptation of the novels penned by French writer Maurice LeBlanc, who created the character in 1905." Isabelle Degeorges is producing. No other auspices were given. (Deadline.com)





  [october 2019]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· CATHERINE THE GREAT (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· OATH, THE (SONY CRACKLE)
· QUEEN AMERICA (FACEBOOK)
· STARGIRL (DC)
· STATION 19 (ABC)
· TRUTH BE TOLD (APPLE TV PLUS)
· UNTITLED ARSENE LUPIN PROJECT (NETFLIX)





[10/22/19 - 04:00 PM]
All Five CBS Freshman Series Receive New Production Orders
The critically acclaimed new drama "Evil" has been renewed for a second season in 2020-2021.

[10/22/19 - 12:46 PM]
"Very Ralph," The First Documentary Portrait of Fashion Icon Ralph Lauren, Debuts November 12, Exclusively on HBO
The feature-length film reveals the man behind the icon and the creation of one of the most successful brands in fashion history.

[10/22/19 - 11:37 AM]
The Fight to Save the World's Most Endangered Whale to Air Commercial Free When Enviro-Thriller "Sea of Shadows" Premieres on National Geographic Saturday Nov. 9
The film focuses on a looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller, as a rescue mission unlike any other comes together to combat the extinction of a species.

[10/22/19 - 11:30 AM]
FOX Sports Steps Up to the Plate with Exclusive Coverage of 2019 World Series Presented by YouTube TV
For the 20th consecutive season and 22nd overall, the FOX broadcast network is the exclusive home of the World Series, this year streaming live via the FOX Sports app and airing exclusively in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

[10/22/19 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Max Inks Overall Deal with Lisa Ling, Picks Up Documentary Series "Birth, Wedding, Funeral"
As part of her overall deal, HBO Max will have a first look at new projects she will continue to develop for the streamer.

[10/22/19 - 10:00 AM]
"Mr. Pickles" Wags and Tears His Way to Season Four!
The series returns Sunday, November 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim.

[10/22/19 - 09:45 AM]
MotorTrend Greenlights First Reality Competition Series "Bitchin' Boot Camp"
The series is scheduled to debut exclusively on the MotorTrend App, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, in first quarter 2020 and is produced by Fischer Productions.

[10/22/19 - 08:59 AM]
Comedy Central Teams Up with All Things Comedy to Produce Patrice O'Neal Documentary Based on the Irreverent Comedian's Life
Utilizing a vast archive including never-before-seen personal materials and featuring O'Neal's family and friends, the film will include a who's who of comedy placing his work into the context of the time as well as today.

[10/22/19 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "9-1-1" Take Home Demo Honors
The network wins the night among adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched broadcaster overall.

[10/22/19 - 06:21 AM]
Discovery, Inc.'s Food Network Kitchen Officially Launches in U.S.
Food Network Kitchen is designed to improve the lives of customers by solving pain points associated with cooking, including meal prep and grocery shopping, boosting their culinary skills and making cooking a more joyous, delightful and convenient experience.

[10/22/19 - 06:10 AM]
FOX Sports Announces 2020 XFL Broadcast Schedule
FOX Sports' XFL coverage will feature years of football broadcasting experience, with the lead on-air team comprised of veteran studio and game broadcaster Curt Menefee providing play-by-play alongside Joel Klatt, who also serves as the network's lead college football analyst.

[10/22/19 - 06:00 AM]
The 2020 XFL Season Will Kick Off Feb. 8 on ABC
The new era of XFL football will begin on Feb. 8 with the DC Defenders, led by former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones, hosting the Seattle Dragons on ABC.

[10/21/19 - 05:00 PM]
Video: "9-1-1: Lone Star," Starring Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler, Premieres with a Special Two-Night Event, Beginning Sunday, Jan. 19, Following the NFC Championship Game
Said event continues with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/21/19 - 01:08 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces Premiere Date and Debuts Trailer for "Ready for War" from Director Andrew Renzi Executive Produced by Drake and David Ayer
The documentary follows three green card holding soldiers at various stages in this process.

[10/21/19 - 11:35 AM]
Netflix Orders "Grand Army" - A New Series Created and Executived by Katie Cappiello Based on Her Play
Odessa A'zion, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, Amir Bageria and Odley Jean will star in the project, about public high school students in Brooklyn who wrestle with sexual, racial and economic politics.