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[06/15/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 15
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!


HONEY (FX, New!) - Irish filmmaker Gerard Barrett has sold a new drama to the cable channel "set against the backdrop of the world of corporate espionage." No other specifics or auspices were given. (Deadline.com)
LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME (NBC) - Sterling Beaumon, Molly Hagan and Dominic Flores have all been cast in "The Menendez Murders." Beaumon will play Glenn Stevens, "a friend of Lyle's from Princeton and a college hockey player, Glenn became Lyle's business partner after the murders, managing the first of a chain of restaurants." Hagan then is set as Joan Vandermolen, "Kitty's older sister, she is a woman of Midwestern reserve"; with Flores as Henry Llano, "a cousin of Lyle and Erik, he is regularly seen interacting with the other family members, but was regarded as a loudmouth by the late Jose Menendez." (Deadline.com)
OLIVE FOREVER (USA, New!) - Writer Brian Duffield and director Matt Shakman are set to team for a new drama at the cable channel about Olive, "a mysterious high school student with an affection for cat burglary-type shenanigans, mostly because she is a cat burglar. New to a sleepy town with a criminal underbelly, Olive must navigate new foster parents, new boyfriends, new gangsters... and new crime opportunities." Universal Cable Productions is behind the project, which has a pilot order. Jurassic Party's Nicki Cortese and AwesomenessTV's Brian Robbins, Matt Kaplan and Brett Bouttier will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)
QUANTICO (ABC) - Pearl Thusi's Dayana Mampasi is the latest to depart the series. (Deadline.com)
SNOWPIERCER (TNT) - Alison Wright and Benjamin Haigh are the latest additions to the drama pilot as Lilah Anderson, who "lives with her husband and daughter in a fourth-class cabin and works in the train's nail salon"; and Fergus McConnell, "who lives in the back of the train amongst poverty [and] helps his mother care for his sick father." (Deadline.com)
TOY BOX, THE (ABC) - The Alphabet has quietly renewed the reality competition for a second season. (@ABC_Publicity)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HONEY (FX)
· LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME (NBC)
· OLIVE FOREVER (USA)
· QUANTICO (ABC)
· SNOWPIERCER (TBS)
· TOY BOX, THE (ABC)





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