[03/20/13 - 11:10 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 20 Updates include: Jimmy Fallon to succeed Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show"; Bianca Kajlich, Aly Michalka join NBC's "Undateable"; and Robert Buckley departs "Holding Patterns."
[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 18 Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.
[03/11/13 - 11:43 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 11 Updates include: John Malkovich to play Blackbeard in NBC's "Crossbones"; Josh Lucas, Lynn Collins to lead A&E's "Occult"; and Kathryn Morris, Skeet Ulrich return to CBS in pilots.
[02/25/13 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 25 Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."
[02/15/13 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 15 Updates include: Sarah Michelle Gellar joins "The Crazy Ones" at CBS; Krysten Ritter boards "Assistance" at NBC; and Felicity Huffman is caught in FOX's "Boomerang."
[02/14/13 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 14 Updates include: Jason Isaacs tapped as "The Surgeon General" for CBS; Minnie Driver joins NBC's "About a Boy"; and Jason Ritter boards FOX's "Gavin & Stacey" import.
[01/11/13 - 11:21 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 11 Updates include: The CW plots "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off; Andy Samberg, Jim Gaffigan land pilot orders; and Britney Spears confirms exit from "The X Factor."
[04/17/12 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, April 17 Updates include: Delta Burke injury halts production on ABC's "Counter Culture"; NBC orders "Howie Mandel's White Elephant"; and Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius to exit Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."
DESCRIPTION: (from AMC's press release, July 2013) AMC announced today series orders for the scripted dramas "Halt & Catch Fire" and "Turn." This is the first time the network has ordered two scripted series concurrently. Production on each is scheduled for 4th quarter 2013 with both expected to premiere on AMC in 2014. Based on the book "Washington's Spies," written by Alexander Rose, "Turn" is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence. "Turn," also from AMC Studios, was developed and written by Craig Silverstein ("Nikita") who also serves as series showrunner. The pilot was directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes). Barry Josephson ("Bones," Enchanted) from Josephson Entertainment is executive producer. The series stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, King Kong, The Adventures of Tintin) as Abraham Woodhull, Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as Judge Richard Woodhull, Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises) as Major Hewlett, Daniel Henshall (The Snowtown Murders) as Caleb, Seth Numrich ("The Good Wife") as Ben Talmadge, Angus MacFadyen (Braveheart) as Robert Rogers, JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Major John Andre, Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull and Heather Lind ("Boardwalk Empire") as Anna Strong.