[07/10/17 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 10
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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ARROW (The CW) - Stephen Amell has revealed Manu Bennett's Slade Wilson will return in a yet-to-be-revealed capacity for the upcoming sixth season. (TVLine.com)
CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Showrunner Erica Messer has inked a two-year overall deal with producer ABC Studios where she'll remain at the helm of the series as well as develop new projects via her newly launched Erica Messer Productions. (Deadline.com)
DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, THE (Amazon) - Erinn Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Drew Logan Powell and Swoosie Kurtz have all signed onto the upcoming comedy. The series centers around "Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman) and his brothers who are coming to terms with the death of their dad, Patrick (Diamantopoulos), loving husband and enthusiastic father to his three boys." Diamantopoulos will also play Uncle Terry, "Patrick's identical twin brother"; with Hayes as Beth, "the mother of Wyatt (Bateman), Dash (Powell), and Liam"; and Kurtz as Tiffany, "Beth's mother-in-law." (Deadline.com)
GOOD GIRLS (NBC) - Christina Hendricks has joined the cast of the midseason drama. She'll succeed Kathleen Rose Perkins as Beth from the original pilot. (Deadline.com)
GRAVES (Epix) - Juliette Lewis will recur on the show's second season as Bailey Todd, "a hard-living, leather-clad, tell-it-like-it-is NYC music manager and producer." (Deadline.com)
HAPPY VALLEY (HBO) - Annie Parisse has been cast as Mary Kay Paterno, Joe Paterno (Al Pacino)'s daughter, in the docudrama about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. (Deadline.com)
HIT THE ROAD (Audience) - Richard Dreyfuss will drop by the newcomer as the father of Jason Alexander's character, "a gruff, grizzled dysfunctional jerk of a dad who doesn't have a single kind word to say about his son." (Deadline.com)
WHO FEARS DEATH (HBO, New!) - Nnedi Okorafo's sci-fi fantasy novel - "a fictionalized post-apocalyptic future version of Sudan, where the light-skinned Nuru oppress the dark-skinned Okeke" - is being developed as a TV series by the pay channel with George R.R. Martin attached as an executive producer. No other auspices were given. (Deadline.com)
YOU'RE THE WORST (FXX) - Raymond J. Barry will drop by the upcoming season as Burt, "a loner who meets Jimmy (Chris Geere) in the special hourlong season four opener." (THR.com)

  [july 2017]  


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