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[10/23/19 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 23
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!


AMERICAN GODS (Starz) - Lela Loren will recur on the show's third season as Marguerite Olsen: "While not native to Lakeside, Marguerite Olsen has become part of the fabric of the town as a trusted reporter for the local paper, a committed single mother of two, and a no-nonsense property manager. She is understandably wary of the pain vulnerability brings, but when Shadow moves into her building, he begins to chip away at her defenses and uncover a side to Marguerite she thought she'd locked away for good." (Deadline.com)
FLIGHT ATTENDANT, THE (HBO Max) - Zosia Mamet has boarded the Kaley Cuoco-led, eight-episode drama as Annie, "a born and raised New Yorker and brass tacks lawyer, who gets in over her head pulling strings to help her best friend Cassie (Cuoco)." (Deadline.com)
FOUNDATION (Apple TV+) - Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) has been tapped to helm the debut installment of the upcoming drama series based on Isaac Asimov's science fiction novel trilogy. (Deadline.com)
HIGHER LOYALTY, A (CBSS) - Peter Coyote has been cast as Robert Mueller in the studio's limited series based on James Comey's bestselling book of the same name. (Deadline.com)
LOVE, SIMON (Disney+) - Sophia Bush is set to recur on the upcoming TV incarnation as Veronica, "Mia's father's new girlfriend. Chic and sophisticated, runs a non-profit devoted to helping women. Friendly and easy to like but can be strong-willed and tough when she needs to be." (Deadline.com)
MRS. AMERICA (FX) - Olivia Scriven is the latest set to recur on the limited series as Liza Schlafly, "the daughter of Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett)." (Deadline.com)
PERFECT HARMONY (NBC) - The newcomer's freshman run has been capped at 13 episodes. (Deadline.com)
POWER (Starz) - Jesse Williams will drop by this Sunday's episode as Kadeem, "an ex-lover of LaKeisha (La La Anthony) and father of her son, Cash." (EW.com)
PRODIGAL SON (FOX) - Sean Pertwee will guest on an upcoming installment as "the menacing, serial obsessed Detective Owen Shannon. He once fiercely interrogated a young Bright and left a lasting, haunting impression." (TVInsider.com)
PUNKY BREWSTER (Peacock) - Freddie Prinze, Jr. has signed onto the Soleil Moon Frye-led reboot series as Travis, "Punky's (Frye) ex-husband. While a working musician constantly in and out of town, Travis remains a great dad with lingering chemistry between him and Punky." (Deadline.com)
SPACE FORCE (Netflix) - Noah Emmerich, Fred Willard and Jessica St. Clair are all bound for the Steve Carell-led, 10-episode comedy. Emmerich plays Kick Grabaston, "Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Mark's (Carell) old boss and internal rival." Willard then plays Fred Naird, "Mark's (Carell) father"; with St. Clair as Kelly King, "a forthright civilian contractor helping Mark (Carell) build the new base in Colorado." (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICAN GODS (STARZ)
· COMEY RULE, THE (SHOWTIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLIGHT ATTENDANT, THE (HBO MAX)
· FOUNDATION (APPLE TV PLUS)
· LOVE, VICTOR (HULU)
· MRS. AMERICA (FX ON HULU)
· PERFECT HARMONY (NBC)
· POWER (STARZ)
· PRODIGAL SON (FOX)
· PUNKY BREWSTER (PEACOCK)
· SPACE FORCE (NETFLIX)





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