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[08/28/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 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!


BLOOD & TREASURE (CBS) - Anna Silk will recur in the action-adventure series as Roarke: "Incredibly astute, quick and always braced for action, Roarke is a skilled international tracker and fighter. Although she may seem unassuming at first, she is the toughest of her group of mercenaries and is unwavering in her take no prisoners approach." (Deadline.com)
CONNERS, THE (ABC) - Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara and Jayden Rey have all formally signed onto the "Roseanne" spin-off as grandkids Harris, Mark and Mary. (TVLine.com)
DEADLY CLASS (Syfy) - Tom Stevens will recur on the upcoming comic book-turned-TV series as Chester "F*ckface" Wilson, "a resident of the same boys' home Marcus lived in before taking to the streets of San Francisco. An incident at the boys' home leaves Chester thirsty for revenge against Marcus, his new archenemy. Built like a linebacker with a distinct face, he is vile and volatile, and ready to take down anyone in his path to vengeance." (Deadline.com)
ERASE (USA) - Producers Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti have signed a first-look deal with FX Productions via their newly established banner, Milestone TV & Film. The pact gives the company first crack at their output. (Deadline.com)
LIVING WITH YOURSELF (Netflix) - Aisling Bea has joined the cast of the Paul Rudd-led comedy in a yet-to-be-revealed role. (Deadline.com)
MIA (CBS, New!) - "NCIS" alums Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo are executive producing a new drama at the Eye about "when a newly minted homicide detective is assigned to an experienced, by-the-book partner to solve cases in Miami, she struggles to keep the personal entanglements of her final undercover assignment from jeopardizing her future." Shepard Boucher is penning the hour for Weatherly's CBS Television Studios-based Solar Drive Productions. (Deadline.com)
NOS4A2 (AMC) - Karen Pittman has booked a recurring role on the series as Angela Brewster: "Willa's mother, she is a beautifully put together Northeast liberal. Vic's mother is her cleaning lady, and she is warm and welcoming to Vic." (Deadline.com)
PAID OFF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY (truTV) - The cable channel has commissioned 16 more episodes of the game show, which launched earlier this summer. (Deadline.com)
PANIC (Amazon) - Olivia Welch, Mike Faist and Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut are the first to be cast in the drama pilot, about a forgotten rural town where every year the graduating seniors risk their lives in an illegal, high-stakes game to win life-changing money - and a chance to escape. Welch will play Heather, "a talented writer who is deeply uncomfortable in her own skin and nowhere near realizing her full potential"; with Fiast as Dodge Mason, "the 'new kid' in town, one of the only kids who wasn't born a local"; and Chestnut as Natalie, "to the point with a dry wit, Natalie is determined and focused: her mind is made up to join the potentially deadly competition and maybe leave the town of Carp forever." (Deadline.com)
SIREN (Freeform) - Natalee Linez is bound for the show's second season as Nicole, "a mysterious woman with her own agenda, catches Xander's (Ian Verdun) eye when she moves to town, temporarily distracting him from the painful death of his father." (Deadline.com)
SOLAR OPPOSITES (Hulu, New!) - "Rick and Morty" executive producers Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan are re-teaming for a new adult animated series at the streaming service about "a family of aliens from a better world who must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome." The 20th Century Fox TV-based project has a two-season, 16-episode order for a 2020 premiere. Roiland will also voice two characters, Terry and Korvo, with Sean Giambrone as Yumyulack and Mary Mack as Jesse. (Deadline.com)
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (ABC) - Costa Ronin will join the cast of the show's second season as Vladislav, aka "Vlad," "a handyman hired by Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) to do odd jobs around their home. Though Lena wants to replace him due to his rude, misogynistic behavior, the two develop an undeniable, shared chemistry." (TVLine.com)
STEP UP: HIGH WATER (YouTube) - Ashley Greene and dancer-choreographer Jeremy Copeland have both signed onto the show's second season as Nine Sanders, "a New York-based A&R rep who returns to Atlanta to oversee the details of Sage's tour"; and Zo Browder, "a gender-fluid professional dancer who brings real-world experience to Sage's crew," respectively. Ne-Yo will also reprise his role as Sage Odom, "the founder of the High Water Performing Arts School in Atlanta." (THR.com)
TELL ME A STORY (CBSAA) - Paulina Singer has snagged a recurring role on the newcomer as Laney, "a rebellious young ingénue who is exploring the darker persuasions of teen-aged angst and sexuality." (Deadline.com)





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· BLOOD & TREASURE (CBS)
· CONNERS, THE (ABC)
· DEADLY CLASS (SYFY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ERASE (USA)
· LIVING WITH YOURSELF (NETFLIX)
· MIA (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NOS4A2 (AMC)
· PAID OFF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY (TRUTV)
· PANIC (AMAZON)
· RICK & MORTY (ADULT SWIM)
· ROSEANNE (ABC)
· SIREN (FREEFORM)
· SOLAR OPPOSITES (HULU)
· SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (ABC)
· STEP UP: HIGH WATER (YOUTUBE)
· TELL ME A STORY (CBSAA)





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