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[05/31/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 31
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!


GRAVES (Epix) - Wallace Shawn is set to recur on the upcoming season as "the incumbent Democratic senator of New Mexico, who goes up against Margaret (Sela Ward) in her race for the Senate." (TVLine.com)
LORE (Amazon) - Holland Roden has booked a role on the anthology series as Bridget Cleary, "wife of Michael Cleary (Cathal Pendred). Living in Ireland in 1895, with fiery red hair, she is a dressmaker and an egg dealer who lives with her husband Michael in an Irish laborer's cottage." Said installment is written by David Chiu and Patrick Wall with Thomas J. Wright directing. (Deadline.com)
LOS HERMANOS (Showtime) - John Hamburg (Why Him?) has signed on to direct and executive produce the potential comedy, about two brothers from Chula Vista, California - a town close to the U.S. Mexican border near San Diego - who start an unconventional business together to pay for their mom's healthcare. Said development is part of an exclusive production deal with Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment. (Deadline.com)
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix) - Dale Soules's Frieda Berlin, a longtime recurring player, has been promoted to series regular for season six. (Deadline.com)
PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS (Amazon) - Juno Temple, Janelle Monae, Jay Paulson and David Lyons are all bound for the "Autofac" installment of the anthology series, about "a massive, automatic product-manufacturing factory continues to operate according to the principles of consumerism despite society and the world as we know it having collapsed." Peter Horton is directing from a script by Travis Beacham. (Deadline.com)
QUARRY (Cinemax) - As expected, the pay channel has formally pulled the plug on the drama series. (@michaeldfuller)
SIN CITY (New!) - Writer Glen Mazzara and director Len Wiseman are spearheading a small screen take on Frank Miller's iconic comic series-turned-feature Sin City. The project is said to "be a far departure from the films, introducing original characters and timelines." Stephen L'Heureux, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein will likewise executive produce for The Weinstein Company. (Deadline.com)
SUPERGIRL (The CW) - Odette Annable has joined the cast of the show's third season as Reign, "part of an interpretation of the infamous World Killer storyline from the pages of the DC Comics." (Deadline.com)
TALES FROM THE CRYPT (TNT) - Network chief Kevin Reilly has confirmed the show's revival isn't moving forward. "That one got really caught up in a complete legal mess unfortunately with a very complicated underlying rights structure," he told the publication. (Deadline.com)
YOUNGER (TV Land) - Kristin Chenoweth will drop by the upcoming season as "a former D.C. spin doctor who pitches Empirical a book about shaping perception." (Playbill.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GRAVES (EPIX)
· LORE (AMAZON)
· LOS HERMANOS (SHOWTIME)
· ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (NETFLIX)
· PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS (UNITED KINGDOM) (AMAZON)
· QUARRY (CINEMAX)
· SUPERGIRL (CW)
· TALES FROM THE CRYPT (TNT)
· YOUNGER (PARAMOUNT PLUS)





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