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[05/14/19 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 14
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BARKSKINS (NGC) - Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden has signed onto the scripted drama, based on Annie Proulx's novel, as Mathilde, "an innkeeper who knows everyone's secrets and a burgeoning power player in the town as she learns how to use those secrets to her advantage." (THR.com)
CONDOR (Audience) - Constance Zimmer, Toby Leonard Moore, Rose Rollins, Isidora Goreshter, Eric Johnson, Alexei Bondar and Jonathan Kells Phillips are all bound for the show's sophomore run. They'll join returning cast members Max Irons (Joe Turner), Bob Balaban (Reuel Abbott) and Kristen Hager (Mae Barber). Zimmer will play Robin Larkin, "who runs the CIC's counterespionage unit"; Moore as Gordon Piper, "a CIA officer"; Rollins as Eva Piper, "a close friend of Mae and Gordon Piper's wife"; Goreshter as Eketarina/Kat, "an FSB officer stationed in the Russian Embassy in DC who's grown accustomed to American ways"; Johnson as Tracy Crane, "a CIA officer within the CIC Counterespionage Unit and potential new love interest for Mae"; Bondar as Vasili Sirin, "a colonel in the SVR"; and Phillips as Volk, the "high ranking, clever and terrifying, FSB operative known as The Grim Reaper." (Deadline.com)
CONNERS, THE (ABC) - The Alphabet reportedly is in talks to expand the show's second season to 19 episodes, "contingent on being able to work out star Laurie Metcalf's schedule." (Deadline.com)
FBI (CBS) - Co-star Sela Ward has confirmed her exit from the series following tonight's season finale. (@SelaWard)
HANNAH/HAPPY ACCIDENT/PASTORIZED/UNTITLED JESSICA GAO PROJECT/WOMAN UP (ABC) - The Alphabet has passed on its remaining comedy pilots, according to said report. The network ordered just two half-hours to series this season. (Deadline.com)
HYPNOTIST'S LOVE STORY, THE/TRIANGLE/UNTIL THE WEDDING (ABC) - The Alphabet has reportedly passed on the aforementioned drama pilots. They join "New York Undercover," which was nixed on Friday but is being shopped by producer Universal Television elsewhere. (Deadline.com)
NANA (ABC) - The Katey Sagal-led comedy pilot is being eyed for potential redevelopment by the Alphabet. It joins dramas "NYPD Blue" and "Heart of Life," which likewise didn't make the network's fall schedule but will be reworked and redeveloped, respectively. (Deadline.com)





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· BARKSKINS (NGC)
· CONDOR (EPIX)
· CONNERS, THE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FBI (CBS)
· HANNAH (ABC)
· HAPPY ACCIDENT (ABC)
· HEART OF LIFE (ABC)
· HYPNOTIST'S LOVE STORY, THE (ABC)
· NANA (ABC)
· NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (ABC)
· PASTORIZED (ABC)
· TRIANGLE (ABC)
· UNTIL THE WEDDING (ABC)
· UNTITLED JESSICA GAO PROJECT (ABC)
· UNTITLED NYPD BLUE SPIN-OFF PROJECT (ABC)
· WOMAN UP (ABC)





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