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[06/24/22 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 24
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BOOK OF JOSE, THE (Showtime, New!) - The life of Joseph "Fat Joe" Cartagena is set to be the focus of a potential drama at the network from BET Studios: "The Book of Jose is a rags-to-riches story following Fat Joe's evolution from growing up in the drug and violence-scarred streets of the Bronx to becoming a Grammy-nominee, producer, and actor with a career spanning nearly three decades. The project will follow every phase of Joe's life and the threats that have come in the form of rivals, addiction, incarceration, and death. All of which showed the artist that resilience and the love of his family are the only paths to success." Writer Jorge A. Reyes is spearheading the project with Cartagena, Kenya Barris, E. Brian Dobbins and director Jessy Terrero also executive producing for Khalabo Ink Society, Cinema Giants, Buffalo Kid Films and Artists First. Luis F. Velasco and Ulysses Terrero are producing. (Deadline.com)
LAID (Peacock) - Nahnatchka Khan and Sally Bradford McKenna are set to team for a domestic take on the Australian series in which "when a woman finds out her former lovers are dying in unusual ways, she must come to terms with her complicated past." John Davis, John Fox, Liz Watts, Marieke Hardy, Kirsty Fisher and Jennifer Carreras will also executive produce for Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Fierce Baby Productions, Porchlight Films and All3Media International. Sibling NBC previously mounted an effort to import the series in 2011 with Ali Rushfield writing and Gail Berman, Gene Stein and Lloyd Braun of BermanBraun also among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)
MONARCH (FOX) - Producer Francisca X. Hu has signed an overall deal with UCP where she'll develop new series projects on an exclusive basis. (Deadline.com)
WOKE (Hulu) - The streamer has pulled the plug on the Lamorne Morris-led comedy series after two seasons. (Deadline.com)





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· BOOK OF JOSE, THE (SHOWTIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· LAID (PEACOCK)
· MONARCH (FOX)
· WOKE (HULU)





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