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[05/04/17 - 06:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 4 - NBC Gives Formal Series Orders to "Rise," "For God & Country"
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!

Here are the latest projects being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2017-18 season (via press release):

"RISE"

From Jason Katims, writer and executive producer of "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood," and "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller comes a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story.

The cast includes Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Auli'i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett and Shirley Rumierk.

Jason Katims will write and executive produce. Mike Cahill will direct and executive produce. Michelle Lee, Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez also executive produce. "Rise" is produced by Universal Television, True Jack Productions and Seller Suarez Productions.

RISE -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Auli'i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez, Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

RISE -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe, Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

"FOR GOD & COUNTRY"

From the production team behind "Homeland" comes a fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes. While D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

The cast includes Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Sofia Pernas, Tate Ellington, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills and Hadi Tabbal.

Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Brad Anderson will direct and executive produce. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan also executive produce. "For God & Country" is produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios.

FOR GOD & COUNTRY -- Season: Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Vogel as Michael Dalton, Noah Mills as Joseph J. McGuire, Hadi Tabbal as Amir Al-Rasani, Demetrius Grosse as Anthony "Preach" Carter, Natacha Karam as Jasmine "Jaz" Ervin -- (Photo by: Jeff Riedel/NBC)

FOR GOD & COUNTRY -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Tate Ellington as Noah Morgenthau, Anne Heche as Patricia Campbell, Sofia Pernas as Hannah Archer -- (Photo by: Simon Mein/NBC)






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· RISE (NBC)





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