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[10/26/20 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 26
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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B POSITIVE (CBS) - Jim Patterson has been tapped as co-showrunner of the upcoming comedy series. He'll likewise executive produce alongside Chuck Lorre and creator Marco Pennette. (Deadline.com)
CROWN, THE (Netflix) - Suzanne Mackie's new production company Orchid Pictures will reportedly "develop and produce film and TV projects exclusively for the streamer" as part of a presumed overall deal. (Deadline.com)
DC'S STARGIRL (The CW) - Nick Tarabay, Jonathan Cake and Ysa Penarejo are all bound for the upcoming second season. Tarabay will join the cast as DC Comics villain Eclipso, "an ancient entity of corruption and vengeance"; while Cake will recur as antihero The Shade, "an English immortal"; with Penarejo as an undisclosed DC character. (Deadline.com)
MOON KNIGHT (Disney+) - Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to star as the title character in the Marvel Comics series. (Deadline.com)
TEXANIST, THE (FOX) - Thomas Haden Church has signed on to star in the proposed multi-camera comedy, from writer Rob Long and FOX Entertainment. He'll also executive produce the project, which is in script development, alongside David Courtney, Megan Creydt, Scott Brown and The Jackal Group's Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady. Its logline is as follows: "Inspired by the long-running Texas Monthly column, THE TEXANIST centers on Dave (Thomas Haden Church), an opinionated Austin-area radio show host who calls 'em like he sees 'em, dispensing advice to Texas natives and newcomers, alike, on what he knows to be the true Texas Way of life. But the Texas Way is changing, and now Dave's job is becoming much more complicated. Listening to advice from his wife, family and co-workers, Dave must now become the arbiter of which changes to embrace and which to reject, possibly opening his mind in the process... just, not that much."





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· B POSITIVE (CBS)
· CROWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· DC'S STARGIRL (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· MOON KNIGHT (DISNEY PLUS)
· TEXANIST, THE (FOX)





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