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[07/25/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 25
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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OUTCAST (Cinemax/FIC; W: Robert Kirkman; D: TBA) - Robert Kirkman's small screen take on his comic book of the same name is moving to the pilot stage. Said effort revolves around Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child, embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. David Alpert, Sue Naegle, Chris Black, and Sharon Tal Yguado also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


SLAP, THE (NBC/Universal; W: Jon Robin Baitz; D: Lisa Cholodenko) - Peter Sarsgaard ("The Killing") and Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds") are the first to be cast in the limited series, a complex family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. He'll play Hector, "a husband and father who loves his wife and family but shows signs of weakness when he finds himself succumbing to the advances of his wife's teenaged receptionist during his own party"; while she's set as Anouk, "a close friend of Hector's who's the head writer on a TV show and is now dating the younger leading man." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Christian Slater will reprise his role as Slater on the new season of "Archer" while Allison Tolman will guest as Edie, Pam's sister (Deadline.com); Kenny Johnson's Caleb has been upped to series regular on "Bates Motel" while Nicola Peltz's Bradley will also return in season three (Deadline.com); Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito will helm the debut installment of "Marvel's Agent Carter" followed by "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" directors Joe and Anthony Russo on episodes two and three and "Captain America: The First Avenger" director Joe Johnson on episode four (Deadline.com); Nick Blood has been cast as mercenary Lance Hunter while Reed Diamond will guest as Hydra baddie Daniel Whitehall in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this season (TVLine.com); and Ross McCall will drop by the final season of "White Collar" (@maccageezer).






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· ARCHER (FXX)
· BATES MOTEL (A AND E)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· KILLING, THE (NETFLIX)
· MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER (ABC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· OUTCAST (CINEMAX)
· SLAP, THE (NBC)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)
· WHITE COLLAR (USA)





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