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[08/21/19 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 21
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!


BATWOMAN (The CW) - Sam Littlefield is bound for the newcomer as Mouse, "a dynamic figure who is working for Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and the Wonderland Gang." (Deadline.com)
HOMECOMING (Amazon) - Kyle Patrick Alvarez has been tapped to direct and executive produce the show's Janelle Monáe-led second season. Additionally, Stephan James and Hong Chau have been confirmed as returning cast members. (Deadline.com)
LEGACIES (The CW) - Bianca Santos has been tapped for a recurring role on the show's sophomore run as Maya, "a sharp-tongued and flirtatious new student at Mystic Falls High, the sister of Ethan and the daughter of Sheriff Mac." (Deadline.com)
MADAM CJ WALKER (Netflix) - Bill Bellamy has signed onto the Octavia Spencer-led limited series as Sweetness, "a smart, savvy numbers banker who gets inspired by Madam Walker's success and angles for a way to get in good with her - by any means necessary." (Deadline.com)
MANIFEST (NBC) - Yasha Jackson and Garrett Wareing have both been cast in the show's second season. Jackson will play Suzanne Martin, "a Dean at Astoria University and Ben's (Josh Dallas) ex-girlfriend"; while Wareing is set as TJ Morrison, "another one of the passengers on Flight 828, TJ Morrison is a college freshman who went to Jamaica for vacation and came back 5 and a half years later." (Deadline.com)
PERFECT HARMONY (NBC) - Laura Bell Bundy has scored a recurring role on the newcomer as Kimmy, "a high school mean girl who hides her cruelty behind a smile and becomes a rival against Ginny (Anna Camp)." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED ANNA DELVEY PROJECT (HBO, New!) - Lena Dunham and journalist Collier Meyerson are set to team for a potential series at the pay channel about Rachel Williams, "the former friend and victim of infamous millennial scammer" Anna Delvey. They'll pen the script and executive produce via Dunham's new production company, Good Thing Going. Dunham recently signed a first-look deal with the channel. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED BELLECI & HAMMOND PROJECT (Amazon, New!) - Richard Hammond ("The Grand Tour") and Tory Belleci ("MythBusters") are set to team for a six-part series on the streaming service in which the pair "find themselves shipwrecked in mysterious circumstances, stranded on a remote yet beautiful desert island. Rather than sitting around waiting to be rescued, the pair decide to take matters into their own hands as they use all of their engineering and expert scientific prowess not only to survive, but to construct an out-of-this-world, paradise island playground." Hammond's Chimp Productions is behind the project with Gareth Cornick also executive producing and Samuel Simon producing. (Deadline.com)
YELLOWSTONE (Paramount) - Karen Pittman is the latest set to recur on the show's third season as Willa Hays: "Very smart, confident, intimidating, walks with the posture of a field general, all sharp angles (her hair, her suit, her thousand dollar shoes), Willa is the CEO of Metro Capital. An astute businesswoman who seems to always get what she wants, Willa has come to Yellowstone to make John Dutton (Kevin Costner) an offer that he can't refuse." (Deadline.com)





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· BATWOMAN (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GRAND TOUR, THE (AMAZON)
· HOMECOMING (AMAZON)
· LEGACIES (CW)
· MADAM CJ WALKER (NETFLIX)
· MANIFEST (NBC)
· MYTHBUSTERS (SCIENCE)
· PERFECT HARMONY (NBC)
· UNTITLED ANNA DELVEY PROJECT (HBO)
· UNTITLED BELLECI & HAMMOND PROJECT (AMAZON)
· YELLOWSTONE (PARAMOUNT)





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