[05/08/14 - 12:10 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - The CW Passes on "Identity," "Supernatural: Bloodlines" By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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IDENTITY (The CW/CBS; W: Corinne Brinkerhoff; D: Gary Fleder) - The netlet has passed on the drama pilot, about Mia Lawrence (Ahna O'Reilly), a young New Yorker who is recruited by the CIA to infiltrate her recently discovered biological family, a wealthy and powerful dynasty in Texas suspected of having criminal alliances across the globe. Manish Dayal, Matt Barr, Mehcad Brooks, Patricia Wettig and Stephen Hagan also starred. (THR.com)SUPERNATURAL: BLOODLINES (The CW/Warner Bros.; W: Andrew Dabb; D: Robert Singer) - The CW has likewise opted not to move forward with the franchise's proposed spin-off, about the various mafia-esque monster families that unknowingly to humans run the underbelly of Chicago and who are being tracked by Ennis Roth (Lucien Laviscount), a newly minted Hunter who's trying to stop them and rid Chicago of anything or anyone supernatural. Bryce Johnson, Danielle Savre, Melissa Roxburgh, Nathaniel Buzolic, Sean Faris and Stephen Martines were also featured. (THR.com)
[07/31/15 - 11:18 AM] Starz to Develop "Havana Quartet" Starring Antonio Banderas Based on the popular four-book series by acclaimed Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura, the series follows hard-drinking, romantic Cuban Police Detective Mario Conde (Banderas) who longs to be a writer but settled for a job as a detective.