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[01/20/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 20
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!


ALTERED CARBON (Netflix, New!) - Laeta Kalogridis (Terminator Genisys) has scored a 10-episode order from the streaming service for a small screen take on Richard Morgan's 2002 novel of the same name. The project, from Skydance Television, is "set in the 25th century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul itself is transferable from one body to the next. Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years, is downloaded into a future he'd tried to stop. If he can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he'll get a chance at a new life on Earth." Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will executive produce alongside Kalogridis and her Mythology Entertainment partners Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt. Mike Medavoy and Arnie Messer are producing. (Deadline.com)


CRUSHED (Hulu, New!) - Tina Gordon Chism's comedy, about an African-American family who stumbles into a successful wine business in Napa, has found a new home at the streaming service where it has landed a pilot order. Regina Hall will star as Celia in the project, which was originally set up at HBO in 2013. Lionsgate Television and Homegrown Pictures are co-producing. Stephanie Allain also executive produces with C. Deneen Brown as a co-producer. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Mission Control Entertainment is developing a small screen take on Gary Krist's bestselling book "Empire of Sin," a "historical account of the city of New Orleans during the era of its Storyville red-light district" (Deadline.com); "Suits" creator Aaron Korsh has inked a new two-year overall deal with producer Universal Cable Productions (Deadline.com); Meagan Good will recur on "Code Black" as "the ex-flame of Neal (Raza Jaffrey) and a fearless and ambitious attending physician who recently returned to Angels Memorial after volunteering a year of humanitarian work in Haiti" (Deadline.com);

Brandon Jay McLaren is bound for "Chicago Fire" as "a former gangbanger-turned-politician" (Deadline.com); Ryan McPartlin will likewise recur on "Devious Maids" as "a sweet, fun, and impossibly sexy new neighbor" (Deadline.com); Martin Donovan will visit "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" as "a respected member of the time council who was Rip's first mentor at the Time Master Academy" (IGN.com); and Colton Haynes has been cast as the TV son of Rob Lowe's character on "The Grinder's" show-within-a-show (EW.com).






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· ALTERED CARBON (NETFLIX)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CODE BLACK (CBS)
· CRUSHED (HULU)
· DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEVIOUS MAIDS (LIFETIME)
· GRINDER, THE (FOX)
· SUITS (USA)





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