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[05/24/17 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 24
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!


BRAVE, THE (NBC) - Matt Corman and Chris Ord have been tapped as co-showrunners of the upcoming drama where they'll serve alongside creator Dean Georgaris. (Deadline.com)
CLEOPATRA (Amazon, New!) - "Black Sails" alums Jonathan E. Steinberg, Robert Levine and Dan Shotz are set to re-team for a potential drama for Amazon Studios described as "a revisionist take on one of history's most misunderstood women, The Godfather in Ancient Egypt. After nearly losing her life in a bloody coup, Cleopatra must use her natural wit and political genius to take back her throne and restore honor to her family and kingdom." Levine will pen the script and executive produce alongside Steinberg and Shotz of Quaker Moving Pictures and Mary Beth Basile of Basile Ring Entertainment. (Deadline.com)
GET DOWN, THE (Netflix) - Baz Luhrmann has confirmed via social media the series won't return for a second season. (@bazluhrmann)
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS (truTV) - Trifecta Entertainment & Media has cleared repeats of the series on stations covering 85% of the U.S. for a September syndication launch. CBS and Sinclair are among the participating station groups. (Deadline.com)
PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS (Amazon) - Mel Rodriguez, Vera Farmiga, Jason Mitchell, Glenn Morshower and Sarah Baker have all been cast in the "Kill All Others" installment of the anthology series, from writer/director Dee Rees. (Deadline.com)
QUEEN SUGAR (OWN) - Sharon Lawrence, Alimi Ballard and Margot Bingham are all bound for the upcoming season as Lorna, "the mother of Charley Bordelon"; Dr. Robert Dubois, "an epidemiologist who works at The Center for American Progress"; and Tamar Judith, "a cool and confident pop singer who crosses paths with Davis," respectively. (Deadline.com)
STAR (FOX) - Miss Lawrence's Miss Bruce has been promoted to series regular for the show's second season. (Deadline.com)





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· BRAVE, THE (NBC)
· CLEOPATRA (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GET DOWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· IMPRACTICAL JOKERS (TRUTV)
· PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS (UNITED KINGDOM) (AMAZON)
· QUEEN SUGAR (OWN)
· STAR (FOX)





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