[05/15/15 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 15
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CROWN, THE (Netflix/Sony; W: Peter Morgan; D: Stephen Daldry) - Vanessa Kirby (Jupiter Ascending) is in talks to star in Peter Morgan's "decades-spanning drama series that explores the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's post-war Prime Ministers. Season one begins with a 25-year-old Princess faced with the daunting prospect of leading the most famous monarchy in the world while forging a relationship with the domineering, war-hardened Prime Minister Winston Churchill." She would play Princess Margaret is the planned 10-episode series with Claire Foy, also in negotiations, playing the young Queen. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - David Lynch has confirmed his return to Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival (@David_Lynch); Kathy Najimy is the latest to join the cast of A&E's "Unforgettable" as Rachel, "a whip-smart, unflappable former street cop who is tough when she needs to be, but has the political chops/ambition to get her the gig as head of the Major Cases Department of the NYPD" (THR.com); Aubrey Peeples is bound for ABC Family's "Recovery Road" as "the troubled ex-girlfriend of Wes (Sebastian de Souza)" (ETOnline.com); and Disney Channel has quietly renewed "K.C. Undercover" for a second season (TVLine.com).

  [may 2015]  


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