[05/31/12 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 31 Updates include: Kate Walsh to depart ABC's "Private Practice" after 13 episodes next season; Thomas Jane in talks to join TNT's "L.A. Noir"; and IFC to debut "Bullet in the Face" as a two-night event in August.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 8/17/12; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from IFC's press release, October 2011) Production begins this week in Montreal, Canada on IFC's newest original scripted series, Bullet in the Face, a six-part, half-hour comedic action thriller. Creator and executive producer Alan Spencer (Sledge Hammer!) developed the series with producers and executive producers Jesse Prupas and Evi Regev of Muse Entertainment and Just For Laughs Television. The cast includes Max Williams as Gunter Vogler, Neil Napier as Lieutenant Karl Hagerman, Jessica Steen as Commissioner Eva Braden, and Kate Kelton as Martine Mahler, alongside guest stars Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie, Ocean's Thirteen) and Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables) as notorious crime lords. The series is directed and co-executive produced by Erik Canuel (Barrymore, Bon Cop, Bad Cop) and will debut on IFC in summer 2012.