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[03/14/19 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 14
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!


ANIMAL KINGDOM (TNT) - David DeSantos is the latest set to recur on the upcoming season as DEA agent Dennis Livengood. (Deadline.com)
BELGRAVIA (Epix) - Alice Eve, Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister and Harriet Walter are set to star in the six-part series, which is based on the Julian Fellowes novel of the same name. Eve will play Susan Trenchard, "the beautiful daughter of a successful merchant"; with Greig as Anne Trenchard; Glenister as "businessman James Trenchard"; and Walter as the Countess of Brockenhurst. (Deadline.com)
CIPHER (Syfy) - Elias Koteas has been tapped for a role on the drama pilot as Hal Berek, "a Texas rancher with a strong opinion about how John and Asa should face the challenges ahead of them." (Deadline.com)
DEPUTY (FOX) - Bex Taylor-Klaus has been cast in the Stephen Dorff-led drama pilot as Deputy Breanna Bishop, "the smartly dressed, sarcastic, "quietly badass" driver in charge of newly appointed Sheriff Hollister's security detail." She replaces Jasmine Kaur, who originally was cast in the role. (Deadline.com)
FREE REIN (Netflix) - Seth Carr has joined the cast of the show's recently ordered third season as Aaron, "a cowboy enthusiast who can easily be distracted and this often gets him into trouble." (Deadline.com)
HANNAH (ABC) - Deniz Akdeniz has scored a role on the Hannah Simone-led comedy pilot as Jack: "Vain and manicured, yet hip-hop, Jack lives in a townhouse next door to his parents and drives a BMW. He looks up to his big sister Hannah (Simone) but can't believe she hasn't figured out that success equals getting paid." (Deadline.com)
KOMINSKY METHOD, THE (Netflix) - Michael Douglas will reunite with his "Romancing the Stone" co-star Kathleen Turner on the upcoming second season. She'll guest star as Ruth Bederman, "Sandy's (Douglas) ex-wife and the mother of his daughter Mindy (Sarah Baker)." The role was previously set to be played by Jacqueline Bisset, but has since been reconceived. (Variety.com)
LINCOLN (NBC) - Arielle Kebbel and Courtney Grosbeck are the latest additions to the Russell Hornsby-led drama pilot, which is based on Jeffery Deaver's bestselling "The Bone Collector" book series. The former will play Amelia Sachs, "a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD." Grosbeck then is Rae Sachs, "Amelia's kid sister, stalked and tormented by the serial killer." (Deadline.com)
MEET THE PEETES/WHEN CALLS THE HEART (Hallmark) - The cable channel has pulled "When Calls the Heart," which co-stars the much-ballyhooed Lori Loughlin, from its Sunday lineup. Producers are reportedly looking for "creative solutions" to remove the actress from the already-filmed episodes. "Meet the Peetes," which followed the series, will now air on Monday nights at 10:00/9:00c effective immediately. (Deadline.com)
ON THE SPECTRUM (Amazon, New!) - Jason Katims has scored a pilot order from the streaming service for a potential half-hour series billed as "a coming-of-age comedic drama about three 20-something roommates on the autism spectrum, striving for the same things that we all desire: To get a job, keep a job, make friends, fall in love, and navigate a world that eludes them." The project is based on Dana Idisis and Yuval Shafferman's Israeli series of the same name with Jeni Mulein also executive producing for Universal Television, True Jack Productions and yesStudios. (Deadline.com)
PACHINKO (Apple) - The company has reportedly given its adaptation of Min Jin Lee's best-selling novel an eight episode order. Soo Hugh penned the script to the project with Lee and Media Res' Michael Ellenberg likewise executive producing. (THR.com)
PRODIGAL SON (FOX) - Halston Sage is the latest bound for the Tom Payne-led drama pilot as Ainsley, "Bright's younger sister, a successful TV journalist with a good sense of humor. Younger and more normal(ish) than Bright, they have a good relationship, but she's an emotional spark plug." (Deadline.com)
WRIGHT (ABC) - Boris McGiver and Tyla Harris have both scored roles on the Nicholas Pinnock-led drama pilot. He'll play DA Maskins, "who's running a campaign to unseat the current Attorney General, and who happens to be married to Kate (Indira Varma), the prison warden." Harris then will portray Jasmine, "Aaron's (Pinnock) daughter." (Deadline.com)





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· ANIMAL KINGDOM (TNT)
· BELGRAVIA (EPIX)
· CIPHER (SYFY)
· DEPUTY (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOR LIFE (ABC)
· FREE REIN (NETFLIX)
· HANNAH (ABC)
· KOMINSKY METHOD, THE (NETFLIX)
· LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR (NBC)
· MEET THE PEETES (HALLMARK)
· ON THE SPECTRUM (AMAZON)
· PACHINKO (APPLE TV PLUS)
· PRODIGAL SON (FOX)
· WHEN CALLS THE HEART (HALLMARK)





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