[07/29/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 29
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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AQUARIUS (NBC; W: John McNamara; D: Jonas Pate) - Claire Holt ("The Originals") has booked a lead role on the upcoming drama, about the cat and mouse game between serial killer Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony) and the two cops tracking him, Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) and Brian Shafe (Grey Damon), in 1960s Los Angeles. She will play Officer Charmain Tully, "a beautiful young officer who is dying to be taken seriously, but in the male-dominated world of the LAPD in 1967, that's not easy." Ambyr Childers, Beau Mirchoff, Chance Kelly, Chris Sheffield, David Meunier, Emma Dumont, Gaius Charles, Michaela McManus and Tara Lynne Barr also star. (Deadline.com)

GRACE & FRANKIE (Netflix; W: Howard J. Morris & Marta Kaufman; D: Tate Taylor) - Ethan Embry and Brooklyn Decker are the latest additions to the comedy series, which focuses on nemeses Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) facing the last chapter of their lives, though not in the way they expected. When their husbands (Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston) announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, the women find their lives both turned upside down and to their dismay, permanently intertwined. He'll play Coyote, "the charismatic son of Sol (Waterston) and Frankie (Tomlin)"; while she's set as Mallory, "the younger daughter of Grace (Fonda) and Robert (Sheen)." June Diane Raphael and Baron Vaughn also star. (Deadline.com)

WE HATE PAUL REVERE (AMC/AMC Studios; W: Adrian Wenner & Ethan Sandler; D: Matt Piedmont) - Ron Livingston has booked the title role on the comedy pilot, which tells the story of brothers Hugh and Ebenezer Moody (Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler) and their struggle to find their place and the recognition they believe they deserve as they live in the shadow of history in Colonial Boston. Livingston's Revere is billed as a "local industrialist and activist." (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - J.R. Ramirez has been cast as DC Comics hero Ted "Wildcat" Grant on "Arrow" (Deadline.com); Kelly Frye has been tapped as DC Comics villain Bette Sans Souci, better known as Plastique, on "The Flash" (Deadline.com); Simon Kassianides will recur as Bakshi, "a confident right-hand man who's not afraid to do the dirty work," on "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." (Deadline.com); FremantleMedia North America is looking to bring a new version of the classic game show "To Tell the Truth" to primetime (Deadline.com); Maverick TV and Serious Business are set to shop "#ThrowbackThursday," a new panel comedy series "that taps into the hugely popular social-media phenomenon of sharing throwback photos and videos from the past every Thursday" (Deadline.com);

Mark Valley is bound for "CSI" as "a former detective who now works as a private investigator" (EW.com); Kyra Sedgwick will guest on two episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as "the steely longtime rival of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher)" (EW.com); Krysten Ritter will visit "The Blacklist" as "a troubled analyst at a data security firm" while Mozhan Marno has been cast as "a former Mossad agent and incredibly intuitive spy who goes head to head with Raymond Reddington" (THR.com, TVFanatic.com); Elena Satine will recur on "Revenge" as "the black sheep daughter of a wealthy Southern family" (TVLine.com); and Bill Nunn's Cash has been upped to regular for season two of "Sirens" (THR.com).

  [july 2014]  


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