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[08/11/14 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 11
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!


WESTWORLD (HBO/WBTV; W: Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan; D: Jonathan Nolan) - Ed Harris has boarded the ever-expanding cast of the drama pilot, a small screen take on Michael Crichton's 1973 movie of the same name, described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. He'll play The Man in Black, "the distillation of pure villainy into one man." Also starring are Angela Sarafyan, Anthony Hopkins, Currie Graham, Demetrius Grosse, Eddie Rouse, Evan Rachel Wood, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright, Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Georgas, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Simon Quarterman, Steven Ogg and Timothy Lee DePriest. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Alexa Vega and Brette Taylor will recur on "Nashville" as "Gunnar's (Sam Palladio) first love and high school sweetheart" and "Luke Wheeler's (Will Chase) new back-up singer," respectively (Deadline.com); Richard Price is looking to import Tony Basgallop's limited series "Inside Men" for Fox 21 (Deadline.com); Patti LaBelle is set for four episodes of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," playing "the mother of Gabourey Sidibe's character" (TVLine.com); Michael Rady is bound for "Jane the Virgin" as "a rival to Justin Baldoni's Rafael who has a surprising history with his wife, Petra (Yael Groblas)" (TVLine.com);

William Mapother will guest on "The Lottery" as "an engaging, messianic tech visionary who presents a genuine alternative to the government" (TVLine.com); Alysia Reiner will recur on "How to Get Away with Murder" as "a prosecutor who goes head-to-head with Annalise (Viola Davis)" (THR.com); David Harbour has joined the cast of "State of Affairs" as David Patrick, "the chief of staff who is primarily concerned with the political ramifications of the president's actions" (THR.com); and Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith have been cast in Lifetime's "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B" as Missy Elliott and Timbaland (THR.com).






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· AALIYAH: PRINCESS OF R&B (LIFETIME)
· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC)
· JANE THE VIRGIN (CW)
· LOTTERY, THE (LIFETIME)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· STATE OF AFFAIRS (NBC)
· WESTWORLD (HBO)





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