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[02/12/20 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 12
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!


ANGELYNE (Peacock) - The Emmy Rossum-led limited series has cast Martin Freeman as "the owner of a printing company who partners with Angelyne on her early billboard campaigns"; Alex Karpovsky as Gary Baum, "the THR journalist who broke the story about Angelyne's past"; Jefferson Hall as "the president of the Angelyne Fan Club and a confidant of Angelyne's going back to the 1980s"; Charlie Rowe as "the photographer behind some of Angelyne's most famous billboard images"; Lukas Gage as "a filmmaker working on a documentary about Angelyne"; Michael Angarano as "a mysterious man from Angelyne's past"; and Molly Ephraim as "a young star of an '80s sitcom who finds herself growing up in Angelyne's shadow." (THR.com)
BIG LEAP, THE (FOX) - Jason Winer will direct and executive produce the drama pilot, which centers on a group of diverse underdogs from all different walks of life who compete to be part of a competition reality series that is putting on a modern, hip remake of "Swan Lake." (Deadline.com)
BIG SKY, THE (ABC) - John Carroll Lynch is the first to be cast in the straight-to-series drama as Rick Legarski, "a grizzled good-ol'-boy Montana state trooper who outwardly seems dutiful and prideful in his police work as well as to the vast community he protects, yet there is more to this misunderstood man than meets the eye." (Deadline.com)
CALL ME KAT (A.K.A. CARLA) (FOX) - Swoosie Kurtz has been cast in the Mayim Bialik-led comedy, about Kat (Bialik), "a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother Sheila (Kurtz) to prove that you CANNOT have everything you want - and still be happy. Which is why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a Kat Café in Louisville, KY." Kurtz's Sheila "grew up in Louisville and subscribes to very traditional gender roles. She views her daughter Kat's (Bialik) unmarried status as her own personal failure. A charming narcissist, Sheila has used her sex appeal to date an endless array of men since Kat's father died." (Deadline.com)
CIRCE (HBO Max) - John Cameron has joined the upcoming drama series as an executive producer. Said addition is part of an overall deal Cameron has signed with Endeavor Content and Chernin Entertainment. (THR.com)
COUNTRY COMFORT (Netflix) - Eric Balfour and Janet Varney have both been cast in the Katharine McPhee/Eddie Cibrian-led comedy. Balfour will play "Bailey's (McPhee) boyfriend Boone"; while Varney will portray Summer, "the girlfriend of Beau (Cibrian)." (Deadline.com)
DEPUTY (FOX) - Alexis Ren and Jaime Ray Newman are both bound for the midseason drama. Ren will appear as "the suspicious lover of a wealthy older man," while Newman will recur as "the county district attorney who frequently butts heads with the sheriff's department." (Variety.com)
DOOM PATROL (HBO Max) - Karen Obilom will recur on the show's sophomore run as Roni Evers, "a military veteran with a mysterious past who Vic Stone/Cyborg (Joivan Wade) meets while attending a PTSD support group." (Deadline.com)
ORDINARY JOE (NBC) - Adam Davidson has signed on to direct and executive produce the drama pilot, which "explores the three parallel lives of the show's main character after he makes a pivotal choice at a crossroads in his life." (Deadline.com)
PRESIDENT IS MISSING, THE (Showtime) - Paul Adelstein, Medina Senghore and Gina Gallego are set to star opposite David Oyelowo in the drama pilot as Terry Pratt, "Martin's chief of staff; smart, loyal and in a permanent state of crisis"; Rachelle Martin, "Martin's wife; educated, committed and passionate, but she has grown to hate everything about life in the Washington pressure cooker"; and Mrs. Aceves, "Martin's executive assistant, a position of influence; sweet but also an extremely patient adversary," respectively. (Deadline.com)
REBEL (ABC) - John Corbett is set to star opposite Katey Sagal in the drama pilot as Grady Bello, "a charming jack of all trades who never grew out of his dirty-sexy bad boy looks; even has the vintage mustang to prove it. Grady shares one adopted teenage daughter, Ziggie, with his wife of almost 10 years, Rebel (Sagal). Although he's her third husband, Grady has been with her the longest of any man. He thinks of himself as a good guy. Other people, for the most part, think of him as a pathological liar. But Rebel loves him - and he makes the most of that." (Deadline.com)
RESIDENT ALIEN (Syfy) - Elizabeth Bowen is the latest bound for the newcomer in the recurring role of Liv Baker, "the town's laid back and distracted deputy sheriff who occasionally questions the logic of her superior, Sheriff Mike (Corey Reynolds)." (Deadline.com)
THIS IS US (NBC) - Dave Annable has snagged a role on the current season as Kirby, "Kevin's acting teacher." (TVLine.com)
UNTITLED 100 PREQUEL, THE (The CW) - The backdoor pilot for "The 100" prequel series has cast Iola Evans, Adain Bradley and Leo Howard in principal roles. Evans will play Callie: "Whip-smart and passionate with a rebellious streak to boot, Callie has spent years ignoring expectations in order to fight for the causes in which she believes. But when the apocalypse devastates the world she had been working so hard to save, Callie must find a new purpose, and future, for all that remains of humanity." Bradley is Reese: "Hard-working and headstrong, Reese has spent a lifetime in fierce competition with his beloved sister, Callie. But when the opportunity to finally prove his worth comes with an incredible cost, Reese must figure out what lines he is willing to cross to finally come out on top." And Howard is August: "A rebellious and passionate musician, August is a member of a radical environmental group dedicated to saving the planet by any means necessary. After the apocalypse, he must figure out how to go on when everything he had been fighting for is gone." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED FILM RE-ENACTMENT PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Writer Sarah Watson and director Greg Mottola have scored a pilot order for a new drama from Warner Bros. Television, SideCar Content Accelerator and Amblin Television. Gail Berman, Lauren Shuler Donner, Richard Donner, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also serve as executive producers. Its logline: "After failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret with her, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach. She finds inspiration, hope, and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing their filmmaking dreams by putting on an impossibly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of one of the student's favorite movies... "The Goonies." Over the course of the season, their passion will inspire a town in desperate need of hope in this love letter to the power of cinema, storytelling, and dreams."





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· 100, THE (CW)
· 100, THE: SECOND DAWN (CW)
· ANGELYNE (PEACOCK)
· BIG LEAP, THE (FOX)
· BIG SKY (ABC)
· CALL ME KAT (FOX)
· CIRCE (HBO MAX)
· COUNTRY COMFORT (NETFLIX)
· DEPUTY (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOOM PATROL (MAX)
· IT'S OUR TIME (DISNEY PLUS)
· ORDINARY JOE (NBC)
· PRESIDENT IS MISSING, THE (SHOWTIME)
· REBEL (ABC)
· RESIDENT ALIEN (SYFY)
· THIS IS US (NBC)





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