[05/10/12 - 01:36 PM] Development Update: Series Pick Up - "Do No Harm," "Infamous" (NBC) By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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DO NO HARM (NBC) - The Peacock has ordered its modern day take on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" - from creator David Schulner - to series. Steven Pasquale toplines the drama as Jeffrey Kohn, a brilliant neurosurgeon who wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego Ian Price that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and professional life. Also starring are Ruta Gedmintas as Kohn's former fiance; Alana De La Garza and Mousa Kraish as fellow doctors at Boston Medical Center; Phylicia Rashad as the Chief of Surgery; and Michael Esper as Jeffrey's rival at the hospital. Michael Mayer helmed the pilot, which comes from Universal Television. Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)INFAMOUS (A.K.A. NOTORIOUS) (NBC) - The Meagan Good-led drama - from creator Liz Heldens - has likewise been ordered to series by the network. Good plays Joanna Locasto, a police detective who returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in - as the maid's daughter - to solve the murder of Vivian Lawson, the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. Laz Alonso also stars a fellow NYPD detective/former flame who recruits Joanna to infiltrate the Lawson home - which includes Victor Garber as patriarch Robert; Katherine LaNasa as his second wife; Tate Donovan as eldest son Edward; Neil Jackson as youngest Julian; and Ella Rae Peck as Vivian's half-sister Mia. Universal Television-based BermanBraun is behind the project, which is also executive produced by Gail Berman, Gene Stein and Lloyd Braun. (Deadline.com)