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[07/22/16 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 22
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!


ALIAS GRACE (Netflix) - Zachary Levi ("Heroes Reborn") has signed onto the six-part series as a yet-to-be-revealed character. (TVLine.com)
BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS) - Jack McBrayer and Katey Sagal have both been cast in the season premiere as Penny's (Kaley Cuoco) brother and mother. (Deadline.com)
LAW & ORDER: SVU (NBC) - Henry Thomas and Kelli Williams will both guest in an upcoming episode as "a convicted rapist recently exonerated due to newly tested DNA evidence after 16 years in prison" and "the rape victim who identified him as her attacker." (THR.com)
SCREAM QUEENS (FOX) - Cecily Strong and Colton Haynes are both bound for the new season as "a patient at the facility" and "a mystery role," respectively. (Deadline.com, EW.com)
SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX) - Janina Gavankar ("The Mysteries of Laura") has scored an arc on the new season as "a single mom and former military officer who's currently a Special Agent for Homeland Security. She's got a tough, take-charge personality, punctuated by a wry sense of humor. She also has a softer, more caring side which emerges when she's with her young daughter." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED STAR TREK PROJECT (CBS) - David Semel ("Pure Genius") has signed on to direct and executive produce the debut installment of the upcoming series. (Deadline.com)
WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC) - Khary Payton has been cast as Ezekiel, "the tiger-owning leader of The Kingdom, where he is known by most as the king. While wary of alliances with the survivors, his deep hatred of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) convinces him to link up with Rick Grimes and crew." (Deadline.com)





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· ALIAS GRACE (NETFLIX)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HEROES (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MYSTERIES OF LAURA, THE (NBC)
· PURE GENIUS (CBS)
· SCREAM QUEENS (FOX)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)
· STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBSAA)
· WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)





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