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[04/19/16 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 19
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!


CAPTIVE (Netflix, New!) - Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Doug Liman are set to team for a new eight episode series "exploring hostage situations and negotiations around the world, [providing] a look at a wide range of situations from the viewpoint of everyone involved: the victims and their families back home, the experienced negotiators, business leaders, government officials and the kidnappers themselves." Lightbox's Jonathan Chinn and Hypnotic's Dave Bartis and Gene Klein will also executive produce alongside showrunner Alex Marengo with Kathryn Taylor producing. (Deadline.com)


ONE DAY AT A TIME (Netflix/Sony; W: Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce; D: Pamela Fryman) - Todd Grinnell has been cast as quirky building superintendent Schneider on the streaming service's reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Schneider, detailed here as "a charming and over-privileged handyman who lives in his dad's building rent-free in return for being the building manager," is the only character from the original series to be transplanted in the reboot. (Deadline.com)


STILL STAR-CROSSED (ABC/ABCS; W: Heather Mitchell; D: Michael Offer) - Shazad Latif ("Penny Dreadful") has scored a role on the drama pilot, a sequel to "Romeo & Juliet" that follows the conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues in the wake of Romeo and Juliet's deaths. He'll Tybalt Capulet, appearing in a guest role. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Ashley Liao's Lola has been upped to series regular on "Fuller House" (Deadline.com); and "Black-ish" co-executive producer Corey Nickerson has extened her overall deal with ABC Studios for three more years (Deadline.com).






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· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· CAPTIVE (NETFLIX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FULLER HOUSE (NETFLIX)
· ONE DAY AT A TIME (POP)
· PENNY DREADFUL (SHOWTIME)
· STILL STAR-CROSSED (ABC)





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