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[07/07/23 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 3-7
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!


ALL: AMERICAN: HOMECOMING (The CW) - Geffri Maya (Simone Hicks), Sylvester Powell (Jessie Raymond, Jr.), Netta Walker (Keisha McCalla) and Mitchell Edwards (Cam Watkins) will return as regulars for its upcoming third season while Cory Hardrict (Marcus Turner) and Rhoyle Ivy King (Nathaniel Hardin) will also be back but on reduced episodic guarantees. Not returning are Peyton Alex Smith (Damon Sims) and Kelly Jenrette (Amara Patterson), however both may recur. No status was given for Camille Hyde (Thea Mays). (Deadline.com, 7/6)
BALLERS/BAND OF BROTHERS/PACIFIC, THE/SIX FEET UNDER (HBO) - The aforementioned quartet will join "Insecure" as content licensed from Warner Bros. Discovery to Netflix later this year. (Deadline.com, 7/3)
BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, A (HBO) - The pay channel has pulled the plug on the series after four seasons. "For four exceptional seasons of 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' we've been thrilled to partner with her on this groundbreaking, hilarious series," the network said in a statement. "Robin [Thede], alongside Hoorae, Jax Media, and the incredible cast and crew, leave an indelible legacy not only in sketch, but in television comedy, and we look forward to continued creative collaboration under her deal with us." (Variety.com, 7/6)
HIGH DESERT (Apple TV+) - Patricia Arquette took to social media with the news the streamer has canceled her series after one season. (@patriciaarquette, 7/1)
MOLEY (Peacock, New!) - The streamer has acquired Jetpack Distribution's 52-episode animated series, which features the voices of Warwick Davis, Gemma Arterton, Jessica Henwick, Julie Walters, Richard E Grant and Stanley Tucci. Bowing on July 7, the Two Daughters Entertainment-produced series "follows an optimistic young mole (voiced by Davis) who lives in MoleTown, a secret city buried deep under Windsor Castle in England. With his charming manner and magic book, the adventurous Moley finds himself on a new caper in each episode - and often gets himself into a pickle. Luckily his friends Mona Lisa (Arterton) and Dotty (Henwick) are there to help, accompanied by Uncle Mishmosh (Tucci) and mom Mrs Mole (Walters)." (Variety.com, 7/7)
RAP SH!T (Max) - Jacob Romero and Kyle Bary will recur on the upcoming season as Lord AK, "a notable musician/rapper from Los Angeles who is headlining a U.S. tour"; and Courtney Taylor, "an up-and-coming rapper who opens for his friend, Lord AK," respectively. (Deadline.com, 7/7)
SENNA (Netflix) - Kaya Scodelario will play "a fictional character in the series, which is filming in Brazil and Argentina." (Deadline.com, 7/6)
SNOWFLAKE MOUNTAIN (Netflix) - The streamer has quietly canceled the reality series after one season. (Deadline.com, 7/7)
SWEET MAGNOLIAS (Netflix) - Janet Hubert will guest on the series as Bev Decatur, "Helen's (Heather Headley) mother. In a moment of crisis, Helen goes to Tampa to visit her mother, needing Bev's unique blend of humor, compassion, and tough love." (Variety.com, 7/6)





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· ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING (CW)
· BALLERS (HBO)
· BAND OF BROTHERS (HBO)
· BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, A (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HIGH DESERT (APPLE TV PLUS)
· MOLEY (PEACOCK)
· PACIFIC, THE (HBO)
· RAP SH!T (MAX)
· SENNA (NETFLIX)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· SNOWFLAKE MOUNTAIN (NETFLIX)
· SWEET MAGNOLIAS (NETFLIX)





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