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[08/04/15 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 4
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!


ANIMAL KINGDOM (TNT/WHT; W: Jonathan Lisco; D: John Wells) - Finn Cole and Jake Weary are the latest to be cast in the drama pilot, about 17-year-old Josh, who moves in with his wild, free-wheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town and is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess. Cole will play said role with Weary as Deran Cody, "Smurf's (Ellen Barkin) youngest son, the troubled, suspicious "baby" of the family." Scott Speedman also stars. (Deadline.com)


SIDE BY SIDE (CBS, New!) - Donick Cary ("Parks and Recreation") is looking to import Terje Solli's Norwegian series, about "a young couple that buys their dream home and gets caught between two feuding families." CBS Television Studios is behind the project, with Jimmy Fox, Layla Smith and Eli Holzman of Objective Productions/All 3 Media as well as Christina Rezk Resar, Sigmund Falch and Marit Åslein also among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)


YOUNG POPE, THE (HBO; W/D: Paolo Sorrentino) - James Cromwell, Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier and Toni Bertorelli will round out the cast of the upcoming Jude Law-led drama, which tells the controversial story of the beginning of PIUS XIII's Pontificate, formerly known as Lenny Belardo. Cromwell will play Cardinal Michael Spencer, "Lenny's mentor"; with Orlando as Secretary of State Cardinal Voiello; Shepherd as Cardinal Dussolier; de France as play Sofia, "who is in charge of marketing in Vatican City"; Cámara as Cardinal Gutierrez, Vatican City Master of Ceremonies; Sagnier as Esther, "the wife of a Swiss guard"; and Bertorelli as Cardinal Caltanissetta. Diane Keaton also stars as Sister Mary with Guy Boyd, Andre Gregory, Sebastian Roché, Marcello Romolo, Ignazio Oliva, Vladimir Bibic and Nadie Kammalaweera in unspecified roles. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Yahoo! continues "to discuss future opportunities" for "Community" despite suggestions that the series has been canceled (Deadline.com); Jeri Ryan is the latest bound for "Bosch" as "a former stripper who married a prolific porn producer and now lives in luxury, turning a blind eye to her husband's constant philandering" (Deadline.com); Andrew Ridings has been cast as Craig T. Nelson's son Tim on NBC's "Coach" revival (Deadline.com); Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea's Pacific Standard banner has inked a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios (Deadline.com); Yolonda Ross will recur on Netflix's "The Get Down" as Ms. Green, "the caring but tough English teacher who nurtures the potential in her students and advocates for them to pursue their talents" (Deadline.com);

Chris Petrovski will visit "Madam Secretary" as "a bright and sincere young Russian military cadet who's attending the National War College in the U.S." (Deadline.com); Miranda Rae Mayo will succeed both Aurora Perrineau and Caitlin Carver as Lacey Briggs on ABC's new drama "Blood & Oil" (Deadline.com); and Clancy Brown is bound for "Chicago PD" as "an inmate who Voight (Jason Beghe) met when he was incarcerated and whom Voight now uses for information" (THR.com); Darren Criss will recur as "a hipster" in "American Horror Story" (EOnline.com); and Emily Osment is bound for "Mom" as "a street wise young drug addict who Christy (Anna Faris) and Bonnie (Allison Janney) try to help get sober" (TVLine.com).






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· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· ANIMAL KINGDOM (TNT)
· BLOOD & OIL (ABC)
· BOSCH (AMAZON)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· COACH (NBC)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GET DOWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
· MOM (CBS)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· SIDE BY SIDE (CBS)
· YOUNG POPE, THE (HBO)





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