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[04/24/15 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 24
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!


11/22/63 (Hulu/WBT; W: Bridget Carpenter; D: Kevin Macdonald) - Brooklyn Sudano is the latest addition to the event series, based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King in which high school English teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself... which doesn't want to be changed. She'll play Christy, "Epping's grounded and beautiful ex-wife." The ensemble also includes Cherry Jones, Chris Cooper, Daniel Webber, George MacKay, Leon Rippy, Lucy Fry and Sarah Gadon. (Deadline.com)


BUNK'D (A.K.A. UNTITLED JESSIE SPIN-OFF PROJECT) (Disney; W: Pamela Eells O'Connell; D: TBA) - Miranda May, Nina Lu and Kevin Quinn have all joined the cast of the "Jessie" spin-off, about Emma (Peyton List), Ravi (Karan Brar) and Zuri (Skai Jackson) Ross "leaving their glitzy New York penthouse and heading off to a rustic summer camp in Maine, where their parents happened to have met as teenagers. Along with their new friends, Emma, Ravi and Zuri try their best to adapt to their new "home away from home" and settle into their exciting new lives at Camp Kikiwaka." Production begins production later this month for premiere in summer 2015. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Danielle Sanchez-Witzel has been tapped as showrunner of "The Carmichael Show" while 20th Century Fox Television has signed on as a co-producer (Deadline.com); and Kristin Newman has closed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios where she'll join ABC's comedy pilot "Delores & Jermaine" as an executive producer (Deadline.com).






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· 11.22.63 (HULU)
· BUNK'D (DISNEY)
· CARMICHAEL SHOW, THE (NBC)
· DELORES & JERMAINE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· JESSIE (DISNEY)





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