LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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Here are the latest projects being picked up to series for the 2016-17 season (via press release):
"THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION" (NBC)
In this thrilling new spinoff of NBC's breakout hit series, undercover operative Tom Keen joins forces with Susan "Scottie" Hargrave (Famke Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don't dare touch. While on the hunt for Liz's attacker, Tom secretly discovered that Scottie is actually his biological mother. Now, as they team up to employ their unique skills and resources in a dangerous world of deadly criminals, Tom begins his own covert mission to find out more about his shadowy past.
The cast includes Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold, Edi Gathegi and Tawny Cypress.
Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath serve as writers and executive producers. John Fox and John Davis also executive produce. Michael Dinner directs. Produced by John Eisendrath Productions, Flatwater Scribe, Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Logline: A smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm starts to fall for her charismatic client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Cast: Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Laverne Cox, Dulé Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii. (Deadline.com)