[11/19/19 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 19
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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COYOTE (Paramount Network) - Juan Pablo Raba is set to star opposite Michael Chiklis in the upcoming drama as El Cartin, "head of a small family cartel in Mexico. El Cartin is something of an anomaly - charming and impeccably dressed, a man of his word who would just as soon invite you to dinner as have you killed for breaking a deal." (Deadline.com)
EMMA (Quibi) - Mira Sorvino, Rory Culkin, Hannah Murray and Michael Gaston have all been cast in the AnnaSophia Robb-led horror series, which is currently in production. No details about their roles were given. (Variety.com)
EVERY OTHER WEEKEND (FOX, New!) - Adrienne Carter has set up a single-camera comedy at the network based on her three-episode web series about "four single moms who try to reclaim their fun, sexy selves two weekends a month after discovering that their custody weekends are in sync." Will Packer and Sheila Ducksworth of Will Packer Media will also executive produce for Fox Entertainment's Sidecar. (Deadline.com)
GHOSTS (CBS, New!) - Joe Port and Joe Wiseman have set up a domestic take on the recent British comedy series at the Eye about "a young couple, whose dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful country house, only to find it's both falling apart and inhabited by many of the deceased previous residents." CBS Television Studios, Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios are all behind the single-camera project. (Deadline.com)
GILDED AGE, THE (HBO) - Julian Fellowes's latest period drama has cast Denée Benton as Peggy; Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook; Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russell; Blake Ritson as Oscar Van Rhijn; and Simon Jones as Bannister. They join the previously announced Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Amanda Peet and Morgan Spector. (Deadline.com)
HIGHER LOYALTY, A (CBSS) - The ever-expanded cast of the James Comey adaptation has added Jonathan Banks as "former National Intelligence Director James Clapper"; Richard Thomas as "former acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration Chuck Rosenberg"; and Seann Gallagher as Jim Rybicki, "who served stints in the FBI and Department of Justice and was Comey's chief of staff when the FBI Director was fired by President Donald Trump." (Deadline.com)
KEVIN HART: DON'T F**K THIS UP (Netflix, New!) - Comedian Kevin Hart will give a behind-the-scenes look at his life in an upcoming six-part documentary series for the streaming service. Hartbeat Productions, Lionsgate Television, Makemake, 3 Arts Entertainment and Magical Elves are all behind the project, due on December 27. (Deadline.com)
MIDNIGHTERS (The CW, New!) - Scott Westerfeld's book series is once again being eyed for television, this time at The CW. Chris Pozzebon is spearheading the new incarnation, in which "on their 29th birthday, an estranged brother and sister discover they're Midnighters, a chosen few born at the stroke of midnight, with access to a magical 25th hour each day that their kind can use to dramatic, comedic and poignant advantage." Quinn's House's Martin Gero and Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo will also executive produce for Warner Bros. Television. Previous adaptations has been mounted by Darren Lemke for The WB in 2005, Chad Hodge for NBC in 2009 and Chris Fedak for FOX in 2012. (Deadline.com)
PRIVATE DICKERSONS (NBC, New!) - David Young has sold a single-camera comedy to the network in which "a bored couple who spends every night watching true-crime shows such as Dateline NBC and 48 Hours decide to take matters into their own hands and try solving local unsolved crimes." Fulwell 73's James Corden, Ben Winston and Jeff Grosvenor will also executive produce for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
RUTHERFORD FALLS (Peacock) - Co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas has signed a multi-year overall deal with Universal Television, home of the upcoming Ed Helms-led comedy series. (Deadline.com)
TURN OF THE SCREW (Quibi, New!) - Alexandra McNally has sold a modern take on Henry James's 1898 horror novella to the streaming service which "follows a young Mexican-American nanny who is hired to care for the two children at their summer home on an idyllic island in the Pacific Northwest. It seems like the perfect job, but things take a sinister turn when the nanny begins seeing ghosts and her grip on reality begins to blur." Josh Berman and Chris King of the Sony Pictures Television-based Osprey Productions will also executive produce. The project was previously set up at Freeform in 2018 with the same auspices. (Deadline.com)

  [march 2021]  


[02/26/21 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 26
Updates include: Austin Butler, Callum Turner to lead Apple's "Masters of the Air"; Wagner Moura tapped for "Shining Girls," also at Apple; and Mark Ivanir boards new season of Netflix's "Babylon Berlin."

[02/26/21 - 03:47 PM]
Video: "Who Killed Sara?" - Official Teaser - Netflix
After 18 years in prison, Álex takes his revenge on the Lazcano family, who framed him for the murder of his sister Sara to save their reputation.

[02/26/21 - 01:41 PM]
Discovery Channel Celebrates the Life of "Alaskan Bush People's" Billy Brown in All-New Special, "The Legacy of Billy Brown" Airing Sunday, February 28 at 8PM ET/PT
Through never-before seen footage and interviews, Billy speaks to the bush legacy he was driven to establish, fueled by faith and his deep adoration for his family.

[02/26/21 - 01:30 PM]
Nickelodeon Sets Out for Adventure in "The Barbarian and the Troll," All-New Live-Action Puppet Comedy Series Premiering Friday, April 2, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The series - previously "Brendar the Barbarian" - follows Evan, a bridge troll in search of adventure, and Brendar, a fierce female warrior on a quest to defeat the evil demon who has imprisoned her brother.

[02/26/21 - 01:01 PM]
Terminator Universe Is Expanding at Netflix in an All-New Anime Series
The series is produced in partnership with Production I.G who Netflix has a Production Line Deal with since 2018.

[02/26/21 - 12:48 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" Becomes #1 Most-Watched Scripted Series of 2021
Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, February 21.

[02/26/21 - 12:45 PM]
Video: First Look at "Home Economics" - Premieres Wednesday, April 7 on ABC
Starring and executive produced by Topher Grace, "Home Economics" takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings.

[02/26/21 - 12:28 PM]
Production on Season 4 of "Cobra Kai" Is Officially Underway
Vanessa Rubio and Peyton List will be returning as series regulars alongside some new faces, Dallas Dupree Young and Oona O'Brien.

[02/26/21 - 12:02 PM]
Seth Meyers Renews Deal with NBC to Host "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Through 2025
In addition, Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions - Meyers and Mike Shoemaker's production company - has an overall deal with Universal Studio Group through 2025.

[02/26/21 - 11:31 AM]
FOX Entertainment Launches All-New Digital Docu-Series "Making History in Hollywood"
The show takes a more intimate, personal approach with FOX stars at the forefront, hearing from them on what specific moments, people and milestones from Black Hollywood history impacted their lives and careers.

[02/26/21 - 11:01 AM]
Video: "Nailed It: Double Trouble!" - Official Trailer - Netflix
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[02/26/21 - 10:59 AM]
HBO and Public Square Films in Production on Documentary Examining the Race for the COVID-19 Vaccine
The feature length, untitled documentary will debut next year on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

[02/26/21 - 10:11 AM]
Video: "Pacific Rim: The Black" - Official Trailer #2 - Netflix
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[02/26/21 - 09:47 AM]
discovery+ Follows Acclaimed Nature Photographer Ian Shive on a Daring Journey Through One of the World's Most Remote Places
In this all-new nature special, Shive will take viewers along an awe-inspiring journey to the Aleutian Islands to document its incredible natural wonders and wildlife in "The Last Unknown" streaming Thursday, March 18 on discovery+.

[02/26/21 - 09:04 AM]
"Motherland: Fort Salem" - Second Season of the Witch Drama Premieres Summer 2021
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