[12/07/18 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 7
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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DEADTOWN (Amazon, New!) - Shauna Cross is spearheading a potential drama at the streaming service based on Catherynne M. Valente's novella "The Refrigerator Monologues." The title refers to "a purgatory where five recently-dead women meet and discover that their entire lives were merely in service to the superhero men they happened to cross paths with, resulting in each of their deaths." Subsequently, "they start to discover their own powers, tell their sides of the narrative, and decide to write their own damn stories." Entertainment One and Grey Matter Entertainment are producing. No other auspices were given. (Deadline.com)
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (Hulu) - Tom Mison, Ashley Madekwe and Tommy Dewey have all scored roles on the film-turned-TV series. They're set as Quentin, Julia and Ted, respectively. No other details about their characters were given. (Deadline.com)
HIT THE FLOOR (BET) - The cable channel has canceled the series after four seasons. Originally airing on VH1, the drama moved to sibling BET for its now de facto final season. (Deadline.com)
RACHET (CBS, New!) - Natasha Leggero is attached to star in a multi-camera comedy at the Eye about "Jessica Rachet (Leggero), who must start a new life and make new friends after her rich fiancé dies suddenly and leaves her to fend for herself." She'll also co-write the half-hour alongside Morgan Murphy for CBS Television Studios. Also executive producing are 3 Arts Entertainment's Michael Rotenberg and Brillstein Entertainment Partners' Jon Liebman, Marc Gurvitz and Geoff Cheddy. (Deadline.com)
REEF BREAK (ABC) - Desmond Chiam is set to star opposite Poppy Montgomery in the upcoming drama about Cat Chambers (Montgomery), a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. He'll play Jake Wyatt, "a detective on the island who knows his way around a life-or-death scenario. After a one-night stand as strangers, Wyatt and Cat suddenly are working on a case together - a scenario he's not quite prepared to handle." (Deadline.com)
THREADS (ABC, New!) - Lindsey Rosin has booked a potential drama at the Alphabet about "aspiring designer Jessica Lee, who finds herself at the center of the biggest battle for power in the fashion world when the legendary founder of the iconic brand - where she currently works as an assistant - is forced to step down, setting off a cutthroat, high-stakes search for his replacement." ABC Studios and Random Hill will produce. No other auspices were given. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED PAUL MCLALIN PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Paul McLalin has sold a single-camera comedy to the Alphabet about "a blue-collar family in Kalamazoo, Michigan who are adjusting to life after the family's patriarch is laid off from the local manufacturing plant by his son and both have to adjust to their new roles in the family." The project comes from ABC Studios with Lee Eisenberg and The District's Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
Y (FX) - Brian K. Vaughan has signed a three-year overall deal with Legendary Entertainment. Vaughan's comic book series "Y: The Last Man" served as the basis for the aforementioned FX pilot while his Marvel comics work "Runaways" likewise serves as the basis for the Hulu series of the same name. (Deadline.com)

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· Y (FX)

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