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[07/27/15 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 27
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!


BUCKHEAD (NBC, New!) - David McMillan has sold a new drama to the Peacock "about ambition, sex, and revenge set in the extravagant, high-stakes world of Atlanta politics, entertainment, churches and strip clubs." Universal Television-based Will Packer Productions is behind the hour with Packer executive producing and Korin Huggins serving as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


UNTAMED (HBO, New!) - Mark L. Smith (Vacancy) has set up a potential Western drama series at the pay channel about in which "three mismatched travelers set out on a journey along the treacherous trek from 1840s Wyoming, across the Rocky Mountains to Utah - a journey where they'll be forced to embrace some of their most primitive instincts, both good and bad, to survive." Peter Berg is also on board to helm and executive produce the hour with Alissa Bachner as a co-producer. (EW.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Garret Dillahunt will recur on the Hulu bound "The Mindy Project" as "a new doctor who replaces Mindy while she goes on maternity leave" while Freida Pinto will guest as "a version of Mindy that Danny is dating" in the season premiere (Deadline.com, (EW.com); The Whistleblower director Larysa Kondracki has inked a first-look development deal with Starz where she'll also helm an episode of the network's "Power" (Deadline.com); Brian White is bound for "Chicago Fire" as "the new captain of the squad on the series" (Deadline.com);

Whitley Strieber and Craig Specter's comic book "The Nye Incidents" is being developed as a TV series by YRF Entertainment (Deadline.com); Laura San Giacomo will guest on ABC Family's "Recovery Road" as "a rebellious artist" (THR.com); Andrew Lees and Rebecca Breeds are the latest faces set to visit "The Originals" (THR.com); James Lafferty is bound for WGN America's "The Underground" as Kyle Risdin, "a U.S. marshal who is intent on enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act" (THR.com); Catalina Sandino Moreno will drop by "The Affair" as "Cole's (Joshua Jackson) new love interest" (THR.com);

Josh Duhamel has boarded Hulu's "11/22/63" as Frank Dunning, "the rakish town butcher, a ladies' man with an effortless smile that everyone welcomes - except Jake" (THR.com); Eva LaRue has been tapped as Danny Tanner's new wife Teri on Netflix's "Fuller House" (@ImEvaLaRue); Ed Sheeran has been tapped as Sir Cormac, "an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder," in FX's "The Bastard Executioner" (THR.com); and Riley Smith is bound for "Nashville" as "the hotshot frontman of a highly successful mainstream band who signs with Rayna's record label when he decides to go solo" (TVLine.com).






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· 11.22.63 (HULU)
· AFFAIR, THE (SHOWTIME)
· BASTARD EXECUTIONER, THE (FX)
· BUCKHEAD (NBC)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FULLER HOUSE (NETFLIX)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· ORIGINALS, THE (CW)
· POWER (STARZ)
· RECOVERY ROAD (FREEFORM)
· UNDERGROUND (WGN)
· UNTAMED (HBO)





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