[08/09/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 9
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ARRANGEMENT, THE (E!) - Ruffin Prentiss has scored a recurring role on the second season as Xavier Hughes, "a popular jazz musician." (Deadline.com)
BLACKLIST, THE (NBC) - James Carpinello's Henry Prescott, who first appeared in May's finale, will continue as a recurring during the upcoming season. (Deadline.com)
BOSCH (Amazon) - Tamberla Perry has snagged an arc on the upcoming fourth season as Gabriella Lincoln, "a career Internal Affairs detective." (Deadline.com)
CHANCE (Hulu) - David Barrera will recur on the show's sophomore run as Sid Velerio, "a weary police detective in charge of an investigation into a body dump on the headlands." (Deadline.com)
FLASH, THE (The CW) - Sugar Lyn Beard will guest on episode three of the new season as Rebecca Sharpe (aka Hazard), who's "perpetually down-on her luck and is convinced her life is cursed - until a freak accident changes everything." (Variety.com)
HERE, NOW (HBO) - Marwan Salama has been tapped for an arc on the upcoming Alan Ball series as Navid, an unspecified character. (Deadline.com)
LOUIE (FX) - A sixth season of Louis C.K.'s much-ballyhooed comedy remains in limbo. "I might circle back to it later - a different version," he told reporters at the TCA Summer Press Tour. "I have no idea if that will happen." (Deadline.com)
MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (Amazon) - John Hans Tester is the latest set to recur on the third season as Josef Mengele, "a famous Nazi physician and Nobel Prize winner living in Berlin conducting his research." (Deadline.com)
QUEEN (Hulu, New!) - Gary Lennon's "fictionalized version of RuPaul [Charles]'s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star during the Reagan era 1980s" has found a home at the streaming service. Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson as well as World of Wonder's Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato will also executive produce the half-hour for Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)
SPACE (FX, New!) - Jim Cummings (Thunder Road) is set to write, star in and executive produce a potential drama at the cable channel which "examines astronauts who have an incredible experience on the Moon, then come back to Earth and everything falls apart." Rawson Marshall Thurber is also on board to direct and executive produce alongside Warren Littlefield, P.J. McCabe, Graham Littlefield and Ann Johnson. (THR.com)
SUPERNATURAL (The CW) - Alexander Calvert's Jack - introduced in May's season finale as Lucifer's half-angel/half-human son - will return full-time this fall on the series. (EW.com)
THERE'S... JOHNNY! (Seeso) - The premiere of Paul Reiser and David Steven Simon's upcoming comedy has been pulled as the streaming service plans to shutter later this year. (@SeesoTV)
TRIDENT (CBS, New!) - David Wilcox has sold a new drama to the Eye which "centers on a mysterious death aboard an American nuclear submarine that tests the mettle of the crew, the White House, the Pentagon and the CIA and causes a crisis that threatens to expose a conspiracy that could trigger World War III." Secret Hideout's Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will also executive produce for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
WESTWORLD (HBO) - Gustaf Skarsgård, Fares Fares and Betty Gabriel have all landed roles on second season as Karl Strand, "a white-collar guy comfortable in the field"; Antoine Costa, "a tech expert with an objective perspective"; and Maling, "who is trying to restore order on the ground," respectively. Gabriel's role is recurring while the others are new regulars. (Deadline.com)

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