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[03/23/17 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 23
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!


ALIENIST, THE (TNT) - Falk Hentschel is set to recur on the upcoming drama as Biff Ellison, "an extremely corrupt mobster who runs illegal brothels and bars in the city." (Deadline.com)
BEING MARY JANE (BET) - Raney Branch is slated to recur on the series as Aaliyah Luckett, "an up-and-coming force of nature. Aaliyah is a junior PR associate with the network's brand strategy firm, and she's been tasked with improving Mary Jane's Q-rating." (Deadline.com)
CLIMB, THE (Amazon, New!) - Diarra Kilpatrick has sold a single-camera comedy pilot to the streaming service about "two best friends stuck in the same dead-end job search for fulfillment by becoming Internet famous, though moxie is their only discernible talent." The project, based on her experiences growing up in Detroit, comes from Amazon Studios and the Mark Gordon Co. with Christina Lee also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
KNICK, THE (Cinemax) - The pay channel has formally pulled the plug on the drama as it recalibrates its original programming strategy. Cinemax previously commissioned a script for a potential third season premiere in December of 2015. (Deadline.com)
LOVE YOU MORE (Amazon, New!) - Writer Michael Patrick King, director Bobcat Goldthwait and comedian Bridget Everett are set to team for a single-camera comedy pilot at the streaming service about "New York City cabaret sensation Karen Best (Everett). Karen is a big girl with a big personality and a big love of Chardonnay, which occasionally, causes her to make some big mistakes with men. But the biggest thing about Karen is her big heart, which she uses to excel at her job as a counselor at a group home for young adults with Down syndrome. And sometimes, Karen's need to stand up for all the little people in life manifests into a fantasy rock music number, where we discover she also has a big and beautiful voice." Warner Bros. Television-based MPK Productions and Amazon Studios are co-producing. Goldthwait will direct from a script co-written by the trio. (Deadline.com)
LUCIFER (FOX) - Executive producer Joe Henderson took to Twitter with the news four episodes from the show's current second season will carry over to season three. Said decision is the result of scheduling issues: the series returns for the first of five new episodes on May 1. The remaining four will be added to its previous 22-episode season three order. (@Henderson_Joe)
MESSIAH (Netflix, New!) - Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are spearheading a present-day Jesus drama series at the streaming service. Michael Petroni (The Book Thief) is penning the project, which recently qualified for $7.514 million California tax credit. Andrew Deane will likewise executive produce via Burnett and Downey's LightWorkers Media. The project however has not been greenlighted and is in the development stage. (Deadline.com)
QUANTICO (ABC) - Spanish supermodel Jon Kortajarena will recur on the series as "political operative Felix Cordova." Look for his first episode in April. (TVLine.com)
QUEEN SUGAR (OWN) - Yohance Myles will drop by the show's second season as" a successful barbershop owner named D'Andre. It seems he and Nova (Rutina Wesley) shared an 'intimate night' not too long ago, and D'Andre isn't the least bit shy about letting her know he'd like to make it a more regular thing." (TVLine.com)
REAL LIFE (CBS) - Bret Harrison has booked a role on the comedy pilot as Arnie, "Drew's (yet to be cast) friend and roommate from his business school days." (Deadline.com)
SEA OAK (Amazon, New!) - Author George Saunders is on track for a pilot order from the streaming service for a new comedy about Aunt Bernie: "a meek working-class woman, dies tragically in a home invasion in her Rust Belt subsidized housing complex called Sea Oak. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage, determined to get the life she never had." Jonathan Krauss will also executive produce for Amazon Studios with Kier McFarlane and Lael Smith serving as co-executive producers. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED KELLY OXFORD PROJECT (Hulu, New!) - Kelly Oxford has sold a potential drama to the streaming service billed as "a teen show set in the 1990's." James Franco, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are also on board to executive produce the hour. No other details were given. (Variety.com)
WESTWORLD (HBO) - Talulah Riley's host Angela has been promoted to a series regular for the show's sophomore run. (Deadline.com)





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· ALIENIST, THE (TNT)
· BEING MARY JANE (BET)
· CLIMB, THE (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· KNICK, THE (CINEMAX)
· LOVE YOU MORE (AMAZON)
· LUCIFER (NETFLIX)
· MESSIAH (NETFLIX)
· QUANTICO (ABC)
· QUEEN SUGAR (OWN)
· REAL LIFE (CBS)
· SEA OAK (AMAZON)
· UNTITLED KELLY OXFORD PROJECT (HULU)
· WESTWORLD (HBO)





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