[06/11/13 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 11
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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OCCULT (A&E/ABC Studios; W: James Wong; D: TBA) - Sarah Jane Morris ("NCIS") has boarded the pilot, a drama about a newly formed occult crimes task force at the FBI. She'll play Rebekah, the wife of Agent Dolan (Josh Lucas) who is returning from leave after going off the deep end while investigating her disappearance. Lynn Collins, Agnes Bruckner, Daniel Henney and Brennan Brown also star in the Michael Bay-produced hour. (TVLine.com)

THE STRAIN (FX/FX Productions; W: Chuck Hogan & Guillermo del Toro; D: Guillermo del Toro) - Miguel Gomez ("Louie") has scored a role on the drama pilot, a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. Gomez will play Augustin "Gus" Elizalde, "a badass gangbanger whose one redeeming trait is his love for his mother. Fresh out of juvenile hall after serving 18 months for manslaughter, he becomes one of humanity´┐Żs most effective warriors in the struggle against the vampires." Jonathan Hyde, Kevin Durand, Mia Maestro and Richard Sammel also star. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Disney Channel has decided to end its sitcom "Good Luck Charlie" after four seasons however new episodes will continue to roll out through early 2014 (Deadline.com); DirecTV reportedly has commissioned a 10-episode second season for its Thandie Newton-led drama "Rogue" (Deadline.com); Ed Burns will recur on TNT's "Lost Angels" as notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel while Robert Knepper's Sid Rothman - a rank-and-file mobster working for Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) - has been upped to series regular (Deadline.com); Lauren Graham's debut novel "Someday, Someday, Maybe" is being developed as a drama by Ellen DeGeneres's Warner Bros. Television-based A Very Good Production with the actress-turned-writer penning the script (Deadline.com);

Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein's Vendetta Productions has inked a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television (Deadline.com); Darren Star is looking to bring Bunmi Laditan's Twitter feed-turned-book "The Honest Toddler" to the small screen (Deadline.com); Shirley Jones is the latest face bound for the live season premiere of "Hot in Cleveland" (TVGuide.com); and Roger Howarth will recur on "Californication" as Karen's (Natascha McElhone) yoga teacher (Deadline.com).

  [june 2013]  


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