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[05/28/15 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 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!


PATIENT ZERO (NBC, New!) - Oscar-winning screenwriter Graham Moore (The Imitation Game) and director Marc Forster (World War Z) have reportedly booked a 10-episode order from the Peacock for a new drama described as "a candid look at an outbreak that pushes its characters to extremes, revealing the best - and very worst - humanity has to offer. When a woman exhibits mysterious symptoms, she and her loved ones find themselves in the center of an epidemic with global consequences. Meanwhile, across the world, an FBI agent investigates a seemingly unrelated terrorist attack that leads him to the brink of madness." Endemol Shine Studios is behind the project, which will be co-produced with U.K. broadcaster Sky. Patrick Spence, Katie Swinden, Frith Tiplady, Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky will also serve as executive producers with Jillian Kugler as a co-executive producer for Fifty Fathoms Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, 2DUX² and Bristol Automotive. (Deadline.com)


URBAN COWBOY (FOX, New!) - Writer/director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is looking to bring the 1980 Debra Winger/John Travolta-led feature - which "follows star-crossed young lovers Sissy and Bud as they pursue their dreams and passions through the dust of the rodeo, the grime of the oil refineries, the sweat of line-dancing in honky tonks and the glamour of modern Texas" - to the small screen. Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television are behind the project, with Robert Evans and Sue Naegle executive producing and Chris Levinson serving as showrunner. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Erin Cummings has been cast as Eleanor Squillari, Bernie Madoff's (Richard Dreyfuss) personal secretary, in ABC's "Madoff" (Deadline.com); Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin are the latest "Full House" alums set to return for Netflix's "Fuller House" (@johnstamos); Matt Corman and Chris Ord have been tapped as showrunners of The CW's new drama "Containment" (Deadline.com); Nazneen Contractor is bound for NBC's "Heroes Reborn" as Farah, "a mysterious character who is militant, tough and stoic" (Deadline.com);

Aoibhinn McGinnity is set to recur on Cinemax's "Quarry" as Marcy, "who has ties to The Broker" (Deadline.com); Nicholas D'Agosto's Harvey Dent has been promoted to series regular on "Gotham" (Deadline.com); "Banshee" co-creator Jonathan Tropper has inked an overall deal with Cinemax and sibling HBO (Deadline.com); Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sakina Jaffrey are among the latest to visit USA's "Mr. Robot" (THR.com); actress Lucy Liu is set to helm an upcoming episode of USA's "Graceland" (THR.com); and Marc Cherry is looking redevelop "Cheerleader Death Squad," his passed over pilot at The CW (TVLine.com).






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· BANSHEE (CINEMAX)
· CHEERLEADER DEATH SQUAD (CW)
· CONTAINMENT (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FULLER HOUSE (NETFLIX)
· GOTHAM (FOX)
· GRACELAND (USA)
· HEROES (NBC)
· MADOFF (ABC)
· MR ROBOT (USA)
· PATIENT ZERO (NBC)
· QUARRY (CINEMAX)
· URBAN COWBOY (FOX)





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