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[07/02/19 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 2
Updates include: Freeform tables comedy series "Unrelated"; Amazon nears third season order for "Absentia"; and Caroline Arapoglou boards Netflix's "Outer Banks."

[06/03/19 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 3
Updates include: Patrick J. Adams to return for final season of USA's "Suits"; Joshua Johnson-Lionel tapped for Showtime's "The Good Lord Bird"; and TNT's "The Angel of Darkness" casts pair.

[04/04/19 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 4
Updates include: Andre Holland to lead Netflix's "The Eddy"; Kerry Bishé tapped for Showtime's "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels"; and Freeform's "Unrelated" changes showrunners.

[03/08/19 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 8
Updates include: HBO's "Crashing," Showtime's "SMILF" get the axe; Finn Jones is FOX's "Prodigal Son"; and Juliet Rylance lands title role in ABC's "The Hypnotist's Love Story."

[03/05/19 - 05:00 PM]
Freeform Begins Production on "Unrelated" (FKA "Besties")
The series stars Jordin Sparks, Gigi Zumbado, Matt Shively, Jessika Van and Davi Santos.

[02/20/19 - 10:16 AM]
Freeform Casts Gigi Zumbado, Jessika Van and Davi Santos for New Series "Besties" (Working Title)
Jordin Sparks, Matt Shively and Brooks Brantly also star in the project.

[02/05/19 - 09:04 AM]
Freeform Casts Jordin Sparks, Matt Shively and Brooks Brantly for New Series, "Besties" (Working Title)
Sparks will play Becca; an ambitious overachiever from a hard-working, conservative African-American family, who learns that her birth mother is actually white.

[10/29/18 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 29
Updates include: YouTube orders pilot for "The Edge of Seventeen" TV series; Amazon locks in cast for "College"; and Casey Johnson, David Windsor sign onto Freeform's "Besties."

[07/27/18 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 27
Updates include: Maggie Lawson to recur on FOX's "Lethal Weapon"; Kenya Barris confirms exit from ABC Studios; and Apple eyes TV series based on Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits."

[05/15/18 - 07:00 AM]
Freeform Builds on Success with New Series Announcements
Highlights include spin-off series "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists" and 16-episode second season for "Siren."







UNRELATED (FREEFORM)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
5/15/18 - 7/2/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series order rescinded on 7/2/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from Freeform's press release, March 2019) Today, Freeform began production on its highly anticipated upcoming comedy series "Unrelated" (fka "Besties"), with actor and director Michael McDonald ("MADtv," "Brooklyn Nine Nine") set to direct the first episode. Created by Ranada Shepard, Casey Johnson and David Windsor and executive produced by Kenya Barris, the series follows Becca (Jordin Sparks) and her newly discovered half-sister Jesi (Gigi Zumbado), as they're thrown into each other's lives by an online genetics test and have to figure out how to go from strangers to sisters. The series stars Jordin Sparks, Gigi Zumbado, Matt Shively, Jessika Van and Davi Santos.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brooks Brantly as Todd (Originally Cast)
· Davi Santos as Simon
· Gigi Zumbado as Jesi
· Jessika Van as Luna
· Jordin Sparks as Becca
· Kris D. Lofton as Todd
· Matt Shively as Matt
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aeysha Carr as EP
· Casey Johnson as CRTR/EP
· David Windsor as CRTR/EP
· Kenya Barris as EP
· Michael McDonald as DIR (Pilot)
· Ranada Shepard as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Signature