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[03/01/17 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 1
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!


BEHIND ENEMY LINES (FOX) - Gabriel Chavarria and Melia Kreiling have both been cast in the drama pilot as Ziggy Rodriguez, "a Navy pilot, and the son of lifetime career Senior Navy Executive Officer Mateo Rodriguez"; and Shia Irivani, "a Naval officer of deep faith, strong, principled, a woman of integrity, not without a sense of humor."
CASUAL (Hulu) - Chace Crawford is bound for the new season as Byron, "a student in Valerie's elective storytelling class. Self-confident and without shame, he quickly establishes his place atop the story-telling social hierarchy." (Deadline.com)
DOOMSDAY (ABC) - Taye Diggs has signed onto the drama pilot as Davis Albright, "an engineer and architect, formerly the youngest-ever head of disaster prevention for FEMA. Fastidious, with expensive taste in clothes, he enjoys the finer things in life and is habitually well-dressed and not fond of forays into the field. A former member of the Doomsday Project think tank, he, too is summoned by Homeland Security when there is an imminent attack pending on U.S. soil." (Deadline.com)
EYEWITNESS (USA) - The cable channel has passed on a second season for the series. The serial opened to 1.036 million viewers (325,000 adults 18-49) in Live+3 on October 16, with its finale on December 18 delivering 1.014 million viewers (363,000 adults 18-49). (Deadline.com)
GHOSTED (FOX) - Ally Walker has scored the female lead on the comedy pilot as Captain Lafrey, "head of the Underground Investigative Service." (Deadline.com)
GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - June Squibb and Hal Holbrook are both bound for the show's March 23 episode as Elsie Clatch and Lewis Clatch, "a married couple who visit Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital." (Variety.com)
MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (Amazon) - Michael Gaston's Mark Sampson will be promoted to series regular for the show's third season. (Deadline.com)
MAYANS MC (FX) - Richard Cabral has booked a key role on the "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off as Johnny "El Coco" Cruz, "a full patch member of Mayans MC, Santo Padre. Former Army sharpshooter and weapons specialist, Johnny earned a section 8 for shooting a cigar out of his CO's mouth from a half-mile away... while he was stoned." (Deadline.com)
ME, MYSELF & I (CBS) - "Saturday Night Live" veteran Bobby Moynihan has booked the lead role in the comedy pilot, which examines one man's life - Alex Riley - over a 50-year span: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042. Moynihan's deal with "SNL" expires after the current season but he has not formally left the show. (Deadline.com)
POWER (Starz) - Ana De La Reguera has scored a three-episode arc on the series as "a high-level drug dealer named Alicia Jimenez." Sung Kang has also joined the series in "an undisclosed role." (Variety.com)
S.W.A.T. (CBS) - Lina Esco and Kenny Johnson are both bound for the Shemar Moore-led drama pilot. The former will play Christina "Chris" Alonso: "Fueled by nerves, she is a skilled officer and exceedingly calm under pressure. She isn't pleased with her leader's sudden departure and a shift in power but doesn't spend too much time focused on the negatives; the mission is the only thing that matters." Johnson then is set as Dominique Luca, "the team's expert driver and a skilled combat officer himself. He lives for the job and almost has too much fun behind the wheel. He'll follow orders, no questions asked - a necessary skill when part of such an efficient team." (Deadline.com)
SACKETT SISTERS, THE (NBC) - Casey Wilson is set to star opposite Busy Philipps in the comedy pilot, about two estranged sisters, Mandy (Philipps) and Sutton (Wilson), who perform a Sully Sullenberger-esque act of public heroism, then are forced to navigate their new found notoriety together. (Deadline.com)
SUITS (USA) - Gina Torres has closed a deal with Universal Cable Productions to topline the proposed spin-off series about "uber attorney and office style icon Jessica Pearson." She'll also serve as a producer. "Suits" creator Aaron Korsh is expected to spearhead the project, full details of which were not specified. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED MARVEL ACTION-ADVENTURE SERIES (FOX) - Natalie Alyn Lind is the latest to join the drama pilot as Lauren, "one of the children at the center of the story. Smart, pretty, popular, organized and already ahead on her college applications, Lauren is the model of a perfect kid." (Deadline.com)





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· BEHIND ENEMY LINES (FOX)
· CASUAL (HULU)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOOMSDAY PROJECT, THE (ABC)
· EYEWITNESS (USA)
· GHOSTED (FOX)
· GIFTED, THE (FOX)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (AMAZON)
· MAYANS MC (FX)
· ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· POWER (STARZ)
· SACKETT SISTERS, THE (NBC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· SUITS (USA)
· SWAT (CBS)
· UNTITLED SUITS SPIN-OFF PROJECT (USA)





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