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[04/20/16 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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SON, THE (AMC/AMCS; W: Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman & Philipp Meyer; D: TBA) - Jess Weixler ("The Good Wife") has scored a role on the upcoming drama, a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family. She'll play Sally, "Pete's (Henry Garrett) tough, no-nonsense wife. A caring mother who is fiercely protective of her kids, she is searching for fulfillment while trying to keep her marriage together." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Hannah Cheesman and Julian De Zotti's Canadian web series "Whatever, Linda" is being developed for TV by The Mark Gordon Company (Deadline.com); Peter Ocko has signed on as showrunner of AMC's "Lodge 49" as part of a new overall deal with the network (Deadline.com); Ulrich Thomsen will recur on "The Blacklist" as Alexander Kirk, "a charismatic businessman whose strong personal ethics and intelligence have made him a major player on the world stage" (Deadline.com); Aaron Mahnke's podcast "Lore" is being eyed as an hourlong anthology TV series from Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment and Ben Silverman's Propagate Content (THR.com); Alex Høgh Andersen has joined the cast of "Vikings" as "Ragnar Lothbrok's (Tavis Fimmel) son, Ivar the Boneless, who is more dangerous than he appears" (Deadline.com); and "Homeland" executive producer Chip Johannessen has signed a new three-year overall deal with producer 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com).






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· BLACKLIST, THE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HOMELAND (SHOWTIME)
· LODGE 49 (AMC)
· SON, THE (AMC)
· VIKINGS (HISTORY)





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