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[09/18/15 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 18
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!


IN THE LINE OF FIRE (NBC, New!) - Carol Mendelsohn and Josh Berman are spearheading a small screen take on the 1993 film starring Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich, about "a Secret Service agent who, after a fall from grace, gets the chance to redeem himself when a rogue CIA hitman threatens to assassinate the president. The agent and his female partner will investigate cases while engaged simultaneously in a twisted cat-and-mouse with the would-be assassin, who will upend their lives - forcing them to question their loyalties both professional and personal." Sony Pictures Television is behind the hour, which has a hefty penalty attached, with Gail Katz and Carol Mendelsohn Productions' Julie Weitz likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)


MOREAU (CBS, New!) - Phillip Iscove ("Sleepy Hollow") is spearheading a small screen take on H.G. Wells's classic sci-fi novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau," which imagines "disgraced London physiologist Dr. Moreau - who retreats to an island to work on his experiments creating animal-human hybrids - is a woman." Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Robert Zotnowski will also executive produce via their CBS Television Studios-based The Kennedy/Marshall Company. (Deadline.com)


SECOND FATTEST HOUSEWIFE IN WESTPORT, THE (ABC, New!) - Sarah Dunn ("Manhattan Love Story") has sold a single-camera comedy to the Alphabet narrated by Katie, "who is being described as a (slightly) larger wife and mother raising her flawed family of three in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring." ABC Studios is behind the half-hour with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment also serving as an executive producer. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED BRETT JOHNSON PROJECT (Showtime, New!) - Brett Johnson ("Ray Donovan") has sold a period drama to the pay channel set in 1980s Brooklyn and "traces a decade-long relationship between an unstable mafia captain and a rogue federal agent, each violating the strict codes of their respective organizations." Bryan Zuriff; Appian Way's Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson; as well as Charles Pacheco and Jennifer Erwin are also executive producing. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED JERMAINE FOWLER PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Comedian Jermaine Fowler is set to star in a potential multi-camera comedy at the Eye about "a character loosely inspired by his dad, a 27-year-old bringing up children who are around 10." Said effort, to be penned by Fowler, comes from CBS Television Studios with 3 Arts Entertainment's Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman also on board to executive produce. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED MARLON WAYANS PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Marlon Wayans is on track to star, co-create and executive produce a semi-autobiographical comedy at the Peacock about "an inappropriate but loving father (Wayans) committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife." Universal Television, home to Wayans's new overall deal, is behind the half-hour with Chris Moynihan penning the script alongside Wayans. Rick Alvarez and 3 Arts Entertainment's Michael Rotenberg will also executive produce with NBC said to have given the project a put pilot commitment. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Amanda Seyfried has signed onto Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival as "a pivotal new character" (TVLine.com); Bruce Nozick has been cast as Stanley Levison in HBO's telefilm "All the Way" (Deadline.com); Ernie Hudson will reprise his role of Jacob on Netflix's "Grace & Frankie" (Deadline.com); "American Odyssey" alum Peter Horton has extended his first-look deal with Universal Television for another two years (Deadline.com); Tessa Thompson has joined the cast of "Westworld" as Charlotte Hale, "a mysterious and savvy provocateur with a unique perspective on Westworld" (Deadline.com);

Thora Birch is bound for USA's "Colony" as "a laid-back software engineer with a conscience" (Deadline.com); Mark Gordon, Francis Lawrence and Erwin Stoff are shepherding TV adaptations of Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" and Charles Belfoure's "House of Thieves" (Deadline.com); Anjelica Huston is set for three episodes of "Transparent" as Maura's (Jeffrey Tambor) "new friend" (Variety.com); and Harry Hamlin will visit "Mom" as "a man who catches Christy's eye" (THR.com).






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· ALL THE WAY (HBO)
· AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC)
· AMERICAN ODYSSEY (NBC)
· COLONY (USA)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GRACE & FRANKIE (NETFLIX)
· IN THE LINE OF FIRE (NBC)
· MANHATTAN LOVE STORY (ABC)
· MARLON (NBC)
· MOM (CBS)
· MOREAU (CBS)
· RAY DONOVAN (SHOWTIME)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)
· TRANSPARENT (AMAZON)
· TWIN PEAKS (SHOWTIME)
· UNTITLED BRETT JOHNSON PROJECT (SHOWTIME)
· UNTITLED JERMAINE FOWLER PROJECT (CBS)
· WESTWORLD (HBO)





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