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Development Update: Friday, August 4
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) - Sydelle Noel will recur on the show's sixth season as Samanda Watson, "an FBI agent who will be investigating Oliver Queen's connection to the Green Arrow." (Variety.com)
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (The CW) - Simon Merrells has been cast as Julius Caesar in the time travel drama. (CBR.com)
FAHRENHEIT 451 (HBO) - Saad Siddiqui has booked a role on the pay channel's Ray Bradbury adaptation as Fireman Stone, "a fireman alongside Montag (Michael B. Jordan) and Beatty (Michael Shannon)." (Deadline.com)
GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - Abigail Spencer will recur on the upcoming season as "Owen's presumed-dead sister Megan Hunt." She takes over for Bridget Regan, who is now a regular on TNT's "The Last Ship." (TVLine.com)
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC) - Esai Morales and Benito Martinez are both set to return for the show's fourth season as Jorge Castillo, "the father of Laurel (Karla Souza)," and D.A. Todd Denver, "who had it out for Annalise (Viola Davis), was also somehow connected to Jorge." (EW.com)
INFAMY (FOX, New!) - David Elliot has sold a new drama to the network, about "a law firm that specializes in tackling wrongful conviction cases and exonerating the innocent." Danny Strong and Stacy Greenberg are also on board to executive produce the project, which has a penalty attached, via their 20th Century Fox Television-based Danny Strong Productions. (Deadline.com)
MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC) - Jeff Ward will recur on the upcoming season in a top secret role. (Deadline.com)
STAR (FOX) - Paris Jackson will reprise her role of Rachel Wells, "a young, super-chic, stylish and intimidating social media guru," during the upcoming second season. (TVLine.com)
STREAM, THE (NBC) - The Peacock's proposed music reality series, announced back in October, is being redeveloped. No specific changes to project, which is expected to roll out in 2018, however were given. (Deadline.com)
SUPERGIRL (The CW) - Carlos Bernard has been cast as Oscar Rodas, Maggie Sawyer's (Floriana Lima) conservative cop father, in the show's third season. (TVLine.com)
TRIAL & ERROR (NBC) - John Lithgow's Larry Henderson is reportedly in talks to return for the show's second season. Said role, "who may be connected to the new suspect," was originally eyed as a one season stint. (Deadline.com)
WHITE FAMOUS (Showtime) - Meagan Good will drop by two episodes of the newcomer, reprising her "Californication" role of Kali, "a young pop star who is friends with Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman), the ex-girlfriend of Floyd (Jay Pharoah) and mother of his son." (Deadline.com)

  [august 2017]  


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