[04/25/22 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 25
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX) - Chad Lowe will visit his real-life brother Rob Lowe on the May 2 episode of the series as Owen's estranged sibling. (TVLine.com)
AMERICAN GIGOLO/HOW WE ROLL (Showtime/CBS) - Executive producer David Hollander has been fired from both projects following "an investigation into allegations of misconduct" on the former series. No other specifics were given other than "it involved comments made by Hollander that were not of sexual-harassment nature." Co-executive producer David Bar Katz is expected to take over on "American Gigolo," which is about seven episodes into its 10-episode order, while Hollander was a non-writing executive producer on "How We Roll." (Deadline.com, 4/23)
ARK, THE (Syfy) - Lisa Brenner will recur on the upcoming series as Commander Susan Ingram, "a career military officer who finds herself on the Ark One's harrowing mission." Also slated to drop by in unspecified roles are Christina Wolfe, Shalini Peiris, Miles Barrow, Pavle Jerinić and Tiana Upcheva. (THR.com)
EVERY, THE (HBO, New!) - Rachel Axler is spearheading a half-hour comedy series at the pay channel based on Dave Eggers's book, which "follows the world's largest tech company when merges with the planet's dominant e-commerce site, creating the richest and most dangerous - and, oddly enough, the most beloved - monopoly ever known: The Every." Eggers and David Miner will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)
IDOL, THE (HBO) - The pay channel is "evolving" its creative vision for the upcoming music-industry drama series. Joseph Epstein had been set to serve as showrunner alongside creators Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim with writer Mary Laws, Wassim "SAL" Slaiby and La Mar C. Taylor among the co-executive producers. Amy Seimetz is slated to direct all episodes. "The Idol's creative team continues to build, refine, and evolve their vision for the show and they have aligned on a new creative direction. The production will be adjusting its cast and crew accordingly to best serve this new approach to the series. We look forward to sharing more information soon," a spokesperson told the publication. (Deadline.com)
LUIS MIGUEL: THE SERIES (Netflix) - Diego Boneta have signed an overall deal with Prime Video where he'll develop new projects via his production company Three Amigos. (Deadline.com)
MARRIAGE PACT, THE/MATCH ME IN MIAMI (Roku, New!) - The streamer has ordered a pair of eight-episode unscripted projects. The former is described as "a social experiment/relationship series that follows long-time, single friends who must fulfill or break a promise from the past: a pact to marry if both are still single by a certain age." Maven's Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh will executive produce. And the latter "follows an elite, matchmaking agency that challenges itself to get Miami's "most eligible" coupled up in just a matter of weeks." Lime Pictures is producing. (THR.com)
MOTHERLAND BOUNCE (HBO Max, New!) - Writer Moshe Kasher and director Salli Richardson-Whitfield are set to team for a comedy series at the network based on the life of Hasidic hip-hop star Nissim Black, billed as "the story of Black's spiritual quest as the former gangster rapper becomes the world's first Black Chassidic Jewish hip hop star." Kasher will pen the script from a story by Black with all three executive producing alongside Erwin More for Early May Productions. Eric Schulman and Aaron Fogelson serve as co-producers. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED BOYS SPIN-OFF PROJECT (Amazon) - Reina Hardesty is the latest co-star to exit the spin-off series as part of its creative overhaul. Said role is being recast. (Deadline.com)

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