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[03/29/19 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 29
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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BERLIN STATION (Epix) - The pay channel has canceled the series, its longest running scripted entry to date, after three seasons. (Deadline.com)
BLACKLIST, THE (NBC) - Co-star Mozhan Marnò confirmed her exit from the series on social media following tonight's episodes. (@mozhanmarnowastaken)
BROKE (CBS) - Izzy Diaz has scored a role on the Jaime Camil-led comedy pilot as Luis, "a fastidious, impeccably dressed man with an impressive memory, and the ability to do just about anything well. He is Miguel's (Camil) assistant, driver and friend who will be forever loyal to Miguel." (Deadline.com)
DUMMY (Quibi) - Cody Heller's project, originally sold to TBS in 2017, has found a new home at the short-form video platform with Anna Kendrick attached to star and executive produce. The buddy comedy follows an aspiring writer (Kendrick) and her boyfriend's sex doll. Tricia Brock is set to direct and likewise executive produce for Paul Lee's wiip banner. (Deadline.com)
GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS) - Derek Luke will drop by the show's season finale as "the oft-mentioned but previously unseen reclusive hacking genius" Henry Chase, "the former partner of Simon Hayes (Adam Goldberg) and Pria Amar (Parminder Nagra)." (Deadline.com)
INSECURE (HBO) - Executive producer Prentice Penny has signed a two-year overall deal with the pay channel. The pact covers his duties on the series as well as future development from via his A Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment banner. (Deadline.com)
LAW & ORDER: SVU (NBC) - Co-star Philip Winchester took to social media to reveal he will not be returning for the show's landmark 21st season. (@philipwinchestr)
NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS) - "JAG" alum David James Elliott will reprise his role of Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. in a multi-episode arc on the series beginning with its May 12 episode. "NCIS" originated as a two-episode backdoor pilot on "JAG" way back in 2003. (Deadline.com)
SWAMP THING/YOUNG JUSTICE (DC Universe) - The streaming service has set the premiere of "Swamp Thing" for May 31 and the mid-season debut of "Young Justice" for July 2. (@TheDCUniverse)
UTOPIA (Amazon) - Javon "Wanna" Walton has scored a lead role on the upcoming domestic take on the U.K. drama as Grant, "who is streetwise beyond his years, independent, fearless, crafty and charming. Raised in the Kansas City projects by an alcoholic single mother, he's now roaming the streets alone. Grant embarks on a dangerous mission to uncover the secrets from Utopia." (Deadline.com)
WHY WOMEN KILL (CBSAA) - Leo Howard and Alicia Coppola are both bound for Marc Cherry's new series for the streaming service. He'll play Tommy: "Seen in 1982. A sexy, handsome teen, about to turn 18, he is working as a waiter at one of Simone's (Lucy Liu) parties. Boyishly likable, hardworking, and with a little swagger, he is the son of one of Simone's friends. He's also got a mad crush on Simone." And she's set as Sheila: "Seen in 1963, a New York Italian from Brooklyn, who is the friendly, outgoing, a bit overbearing, loud and well-meaning neighbor of Beth Ann (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Rob (Sam Jaeger)." (Deadline.com)





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· BERLIN STATION (EPIX)
· BLACKLIST, THE (NBC)
· BROKE (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DUMMY (QUIBI)
· GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS)
· INSECURE (HBO)
· JAG (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· SWAMP THING (DC)
· UTOPIA (AMAZON)
· WHY WOMEN KILL (CBSAA)
· YOUNG JUSTICE (DC)





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