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[06/28/19 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 28
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!


ALMOST READY (YouTube, New!) - Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel will document the journey of their newly revealed pregnancy in a biweekly original series for the company, which will premiere July 17 and post every other Wednesday. The Intellectual Property Corporation is behind the project with Mitchell and Babel executive producing alongside Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman and showrunner Tracy Wares. (Deadline.com)
GLAMOROUS (The CW) - The Ben J. Pierce-led drama, despite being in the mix for a potential post-upfront order, is now officially dead at the network. (Deadline.com)
HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, THE (Netflix) - "The Haunting of Hill House" star Victoria Pedretti will topline the anthology's second season as "the governess, Dani, who is looking after the two unique children." (@haunting)
HELLRAISER (New!) - Roy Lee and Dan Farah have acquired the small screen rights to the feature film franchise, owned by Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner. The TV adaptation will "use the mythology established in the movie franchise and the Clive Barker novella 'The Hellbound Heart' as a launch pad for a new series that could be anthology, or a more traditional narrative." (Deadline.com)
LOST BOYS, THE (The CW) - Warner Bros. Television has extended the options on cast members Medalion Rahimi and Dakota Shapiro as it works to retool the drama pilot, based on the 1987 feature on the same name. They play David and Stella, roles originated by Kiefer Sutherand and Jami Gertz in the film. (Deadline.com)
MACGYVER (CBS) - Henry Ian Cusick has joined the cast of the show's fourth season as Russ, a "handsome and quick-witted Oxford-educated ex-military who is a master manipulator and salesman - skilled in propaganda and lie detection with an extremely high emotional intelligence. A very wealthy man, he's used to getting his way and not beyond enjoying the spoils of war: expensive suits, fast cars, private jets, house in Monte Carlo." (Deadline.com)
ONE DAY AT A TIME (Pop) - Co-star Justina Machado will produce and direct an upcoming episode of the newly revived fourth season. (Deadline.com)
PERRY MASON (HBO) - The Matthew Rhys-led limited series has cast Chris Chalk as Paul Drake, "a beat cop with a knack for detective work"; Shea Whigham as Pete Strickland, who "is hired by Mason as an extra set of eyes on his various investigations (some less than savory)"; Nate Corddry as Matthew Dodson, "a grocery store owner with a modest income"; Veronica Falcon as Lupe, "a pilot and hard-drinking owner of a speakeasy"; Jefferson Mays as Virgil, "attendant at the City Morgue"; Gayle Rankin as Emily Dodson, "the mother of a 1-year-old kidnapping victim"; and Lili Taylor as Birdy McKeegan, "Sister Alice's mother and closest advisor." (Deadline.com)
PRISM (NBC) - As expected, Universal Television has let the options on its cast expire for the drama project, which included Malin Ackerman, Ramon Rodriguez, Mykelti Williamson, Chloe Wepper, David Alpay, Brooke Smith, Sara Rue, Joe Tippett and Alex Neustaedter. Netflix is reportedly in talks to acquire the series, which would be redeveloped and shoot a new pilot should it moves forward. (Deadline.com)
SLUTTY TEENAGE BOUNTY HUNTERS (Netflix, New!) - Kathleen Jordan has scored a series commitment from the streaming service for a new series which "centers on 16-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair Wesley, who after joining forces with a veteran bounty hunter Bowser Simmons, dive into the world of bail skipping baddies while still navigating the high stakes of teenage love and sex. Sterling and Blair plan to excel in all aforementioned extracurriculars, despite the watchful eye of their buttoned-up community." Maddie Phillips, Anjelica Bette Fellini and Kadeem Hardison have already been cast in said roles, respectively, with Virginia Williams as Debbie Wesley. Executive producing alongside Jordan are Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann, Robert Sudduth and Blake McCormick. Production is set to begin later this year in Atlanta with Jesse Peretz helming the debut episode. (Deadline.com)
SURVEILLANCE (CBS) - The Sophia Bush-led drama, which likewise was said to be under consideration for a post-upfront pickup, has been nixed by the network. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED BILL KREBS PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Bill Krebs has sold a potential drama to the Peacock in which "after her marriage is shattered by a random act of violence, a suburban middle-aged wife has an encounter with a younger man, setting off a romantic, twisted chain of events that challenge everything she thought she knew about her perfect life and what really happened to her husband." Universal Television is behind the hour with Jenna Bans also executive producing via her studio-based Minnesota Logging Company banner. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED LIAM HEMSWORTH PROJECT (Quibi, New!) - Liam Hemsworth is attached to star in an action thriller for the short-form video platform, in which "desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, Dodge Maynard (Hemsworth) accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he soon discovers that he's not the hunter... but the prey." Writer Nick Santora and director Phil Abraham are behind the CBS Television Studios-based project, with Silver Reel Pictures' Gordon Gray likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)





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· ALMOST READY (YOUTUBE)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLAMOROUS (CW)
· HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, THE (NETFLIX)
· LOST BOYS, THE - 2019 VERSION (CW)
· MACGYVER (CBS)
· MOST DANGEROUS GAME (QUIBI)
· ONE DAY AT A TIME (POP)
· PERRY MASON (HBO)
· PRISM (NBC)
· SLUTTY TEENAGE BOUNTY HUNTERS (NETFLIX)
· SURVEILLANCE (CBS)
· UNTITLED BILL KREBS PROJECT (NBC)





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