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[12/20/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 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!


AFFAIR, THE (Showtime) - Lyriq Bent has snagged a recurring role on the show's final season as Paul, "the husband of Joanie (Anna Paquin), sports agent and father of their two daughters. He struggles to keep his wife from falling off the cliff of depression, as they get closer and closer to a terrifying inevitability." (Deadline.com)
BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (New!) - Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris are attached to star in a potential reboot of the former FOX staple. Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini, who worked on The CW's "90210" revival, are spearheading the project, which is currently being pitched to broadcast and streaming networks. Ghen Maynard will also executive produce for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
HAPPY! (Syfy) - "Weird Al" Yankovic will lend his voice to the upcoming season as Smoking Man Baby, "a jealous, volatile baby blowhard with full tats and a cigarette always dangling from his mouth." (TVLine.com)
I-LAND, THE (Netflix) - Clara Wong will recur on the sci-fi adventure series as Carol, "who is tough, athletic, cruel, with a sardonic sense of humor." (Deadline.com)
MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE (Netflix) - Executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker has inked a three-year overall deal with Amazon Studios where he'll develop new series projects via his Fighting 99th Entertainment banner. (Deadline.com)
SCARE CLUB (Freeform, New!) - Writer/director Matt Hastings is developing a potential event series at the cable channel about "four twentysomethings from disparate backgrounds who have a monthly book club that meets at the actual location where each book takes place. The friends' personal stories intertwine with the hair-raising novels they are reading." No other details were given. (Deadline.com)
STARGIRL (DC Universe) - Joy Osmanski, Neil Hopkins and Nelson Lee have all been cast in the upcoming drama as Tigress (Paula Brooks), Sportsmaster (Lawrence "Crusher" Crock) and Dragon King, respectively. (@TheDCUniverse)
VILLAGE, THE (NBC) - Tony-winner Katrina Lenk will recur on the midseason drama as Claire, a yet-to-be-detailed character. (THR.com)
WHAT/IF (Netflix) - Daniella Pineda is bound for the Renee Zellweger-led drama as Cassidy, "an analytical, conscientious and work-obsessed employee of Bioprint since its inception. As the CFO, she's the left brain to Lisa's (Jane Levy) right brain. Cassidy is the kind of woman who does the right thing, even when no one's looking - a quality that will come to haunt her when she is set up to take a big fall." (THR.com)





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· 90210 (CW)
· AFFAIR, THE (SHOWTIME)
· BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (FOX)
· BH90210 (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HAPPY! (SYFY)
· I-LAND, THE (NETFLIX)
· MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE (NETFLIX)
· SCARE CLUB (FREEFORM)
· STARGIRL (DC)
· VILLAGE, THE (NBC)
· WHAT / IF (NETFLIX)





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