[05/23/13 - 11:26 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 23 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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FULL CIRCLE (DirecTV) - David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Billy Campbell, Minka Kelly, Julian McMahon, Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson and Robin Weigert have all joined the cast of Neil LaBute's upcoming 10-episode drama, which examines the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Each episode of the drama will "take place in a restaurant and feature a conversation between two characters, with one of the character's story lines carrying over into the next." Nick Hamm is directing and executive producing alongside writer LaBute for Momentum Entertainment. (THR.com)THE KNICK (Cinemax, New!) - Actor Clive Owen ("Hemingway & Gellhorn") and director Steven Soderbergh ("Behind the Candelabra") are in talks to team for a new 10-episode period drama set in 1900 New York about "the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff at Knickerbocker Hospital, who are pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics." Jack Amiel and Michael Begler penned the pilot on spec with Soderbergh directing and executive producing alongside Owen, Gregory Jacobs and Anonymous Content's Michael Sugar. (Deadline.com)AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "CSI: NY" alum Pam Veasey has inked a two-script development deal with Warner Bros.-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television and will serve as a consulting producer on The CW's new drama "The Tomorrow People"(Deadline.com); David Slade has been tapped to helm and executive produce the debut installment of Syfy's Ronald D. Moore-produced drama "Helix"(Deadline.com); "Reign" co-creator Stephanie Sengupta has bowed out of the series to focus on creating a new show on her own (Deadline.com); Adele Lim has inked an overall deal with CBS Television Studios where she'll serve as co-showrunner of fellow CW newcomer "Star-Crossed"(Deadline.com); CCH Pounder will recur on "Sons of Anarchy" as "a San Joaquin County District Attorney who runs head first into the area's violent biker ways" (EW.com); and Russell Simmons has signed a two-year first-look deal with HBO (THR.com).