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[07/03/19 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 3
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!


GOOD WITCH, THE (Hallmark) - The cable channel has commissioned a sixth season of the series however co-star Bailee Madison, who plays Grace Russell, will not return. (@BaileeMadison)
LIFE AND DEAF (Disney+, New!) - Marlee Matlin is attached to star in a potential comedy at the streaming service about "a kid growing up in the '70s with deaf parents - and the mischief that ensues when, as their ears and mouthpiece, he is given the 'keys to the kingdom.'" Lizzy Weiss is penning the half-hour project, which is based on the life of Jack Jason, Matlin's long-time interpreter. All three will executive produce alongside Four Boys Entertainment's Patricia Heaton, David Hunt and Rebecca Stay for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
LORD OF THE RINGS, THE (Amazon) - J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) has been tapped to helm the first two episodes of the franchise's small screen take, which will "explore new storylines preceding [J.R.R.] Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring." He'll also executive produce alongside his producing partner Belén Atienza. (Deadline.com)
RANSOM (CBS) - The show's Twitter account has confirmed the series won't be back for a fourth season. (@RansomSeries)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOOD WITCH, THE (HALLMARK)
· LIFE AND DEAF (DISNEY PLUS)
· LORD OF THE RINGS, THE: THE RINGS OF POWER (AMAZON)
· RANSOM (CBS)





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