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[06/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 12
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


HORIZON (USA/UCP; W: Bridget Tyler; D: Yves Simoneau) - Yves Simoneau ("V") has been tapped to direct the drama pilot, about a secretary at the FBI during the height of World War II who begins a secretive investigation into files that have been stamped with the mysterious codename "horizon." He'll work from a script by Tyler, with Valhalla Entertainment's Gale Anne Hurd serving as an executive producer. Casting is currently underway for a production start this summer. (Deadline.com)


THE STRAIN (FX/FX Productions; W: Chuck Hogan & Guillermo del Toro; D: Guillermo del Toro) - Lauren Lee Smith ("The Listener") is the latest to board 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. She'll play his ex-wife Kelly Goodweather. "After winning a bitter custody battle, she embarks on a new life with her boyfriend, but when she fails to heed her husband's warning about the contagion spreading in Manhattan, she pays the ultimate price." Jonathan Hyde, Kevin Durand, Mia Maestro, Miguel Gomez and Richard Sammel also star. (Deadline.com)


TYRANT (FX/Fox 21; W: Craig Wright; D: David Yates) - David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, about an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. He'll succeed Ang Lee, who bowed out last month for personal reasons. Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff also serve as executive producers on the hour, which will film in Morocco. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED ANDREW GURLAND PROJECT (FX/FX Productions; W/D: Andrew Gurland) - Brett Gelman ("Go On") and Jenny Slate ("Parks and Recreation") have both landed roles on the comedy pilot, about Russ (Nat Faxon), a married man who is given permission by his wife Lina (Judy Greer) to get a mistress in order to save their marriage. Gelman will play his close friend A.J., "an intense, recently divorced guy"; with Slate as his best friend Jess, "a petite ex-party girl who is now married to a much older guy." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Jennifer Garner has signed a two-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television where she'll develop series projects via her Vandalia Films banner (Deadline.com); Dan Jinks has likewise inked a new two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios, home to his previous effort "Emily Owens, MD" (Deadline.com); Neal H. Moritz and Vivian Cannon's Original Film banner has set up shop at CBS Television Studios following a run at Sony Pictures Television (Deadline.com); Renate Radford has been tapped to oversee development for Jason Winer's 20th Century Fox Television-based Small Dog Picture Co. (Deadline.com); Jon Cassar has signed on to executive produce and serve as in-house director on "24: Live Another Day" (Deadline.com);

Soledad O'Brien has joined HBO's newsmagazine "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" as well as entered into a first-look deal with the network for her Starfish Media Group banner (Deadline.com); Halfire-CORE has inked a three-for-one development deal with NBC, the projects for which have yet to be identified (Deadline.com); Justin Bruening will reprise his role as Chef Jeff in the July 29 episode of "Switched at Birth" (THR.com); Greg Finley will guest on "Necessary Roughness" as "a high school baseball coach who Dani mistakenly enlists to help with another patient" (TVLine.com); and Jordan Wall and Josh Randall are the latest bound for the new season of "Drop Dead Diva" (THR.com).






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· 24 (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DROP DEAD DIVA (LIFETIME)
· EMILY OWENS, MD (CW)
· GO ON (NBC)
· HORIZON (USA)
· LISTENER, THE (ION)
· MARRIED (FX)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· STRAIN, THE (FX)
· SWITCHED AT BIRTH (FREEFORM)
· TYRANT (FX)
· V (ABC)





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