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[11/28/18 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 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!


CHICAGO FIRE/CHICAGO MED/CHICAGO PD (NBC) - The Peacock has extended all three of its #OneChicago series by two episodes, bringing their respective season totals to 22. (@eriqlasalle)
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (Netflix) - Mckenna Grace, Alexis Denisof and Jedidiah Goodacre are all bound for the series. Grace will guest star as Li'l Sabrina, "a dead ringer for Kiernan Shipka's teenage Sabrina. During the holiday special (which debuts December 14 on Netflix), we'll get to see what Sabrina was like as a precocious pre-teen witch." Denisof then will turn up in season two as Adam Masters, "the boyfriend of Mary Wardwell (Michelle Gomez)"; with Goodacre as warlock Dorian Gray, "the owner of Dorian's Gray Room, an exclusive nightclub." (Deadline.com)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO) - A reunion special featuring several cast members from the now-wrapped series was shot earlier this year in Northern Ireland with Conan O'Brien serving as host. The project however isn't currently planned for air, but rather for a DVD boxed set of the complete series next year. (Deadline.com)
GOOD CHRISTIAN BITCHES (The CW, New!) - Leila Cohan-Miccio is spearheading a new small screen take on Kim Gatlin's book of the same name, about "the clergy and parishioners of Flock, a hip church plant in Austin where prayers and worship music cover up a multitude of sins and secrets." Said novel was previously adapted as the short-lived ABC series "GCB." Darren Star, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor are also on board to executive produce for Kapital Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios. (Deadline.com)
ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA (YouTube) - Melissa de Sousa is slated to recur on the upcoming original series as Mirta Herrera, "a pill-popping, cantankerous journalist pigeonholed into doing human interest stories. While investigating FAM, she meets Krystal (Kirsten Dunst) and is immediately compelled." (Deadline.com)
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS (Freeform) - Garrett Wareing will recur on the spin-off series as Zach, "a BHU sophomore currently working three jobs to stay in school, and still manages to maintain stellar grades. His tough exterior hides a sensitive soul who can make anyone melt." (Deadline.com)
SUPER CLEAN (The CW, New!) - Sascha Rothchild has sold a small screen take on Heath Amodio and Cullen Bunn's upcoming graphic novel to the netlet, about Becky Masters, "an uber-organized and brilliant human, and her ragtag team of non-powered cohorts navigate the danger and drama of "cleaning up" after superheroes and villains, all while Becky works to prove her superhero boyfriend is innocent of a dastardly crime." Rothchild, Amodio, John Baldecchi and Doug Berry are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios with Bunn serving as a producer. (Deadline.com)
UNDOING, THE (HBO) - Donald Sutherland has been cast in the Nicole Kidman/Hugh Grant-led limited series as Franklin Renner, "Grace's father, a retired financier and loving grandfather, who is tasked with protecting his family when turbulent revelations come to light." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED NYPD BLUE SPIN-OFF PROJECT (ABC) - Alona Tal is the first to be cast in the proposed "NYPD Blue" sequel series as Detective Nicole Lazarus, "one of the detectives working out of the 15th Precinct. Nicole has a tangled personal life; her soon-to-be-ex-husband is divorcing her, and he's trying to get his mitts on a slice of her pension. She's trying to ease the pain by having a no-strings affair." (Deadline.com)





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· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (NETFLIX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· GCB (ABC)
· GOOD CHRISTIAN BITCHES (CW)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA (SHOWTIME)
· PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS (FREEFORM)
· SUPER CLEAN (CW)
· UNDOING, THE (HBO)
· UNTITLED NYPD BLUE SPIN-OFF PROJECT (ABC)





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