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[08/21/17 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 21
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!


AFFAIR, THE (Showtime) - Ramon Rodriguez has scored an arc on the show's fourth season as Ben, "a Marine veteran now employed by the VHA. Ben's work on PTSD will intersect with Alison's new career path as a grief counselor." (TVLine.com)
FLASH, THE (The CW) - Katee Sackhoff will recur on the upcoming season as DC Comics villain Amunet Black, a.k.a Blacksmith, "a steely and badass boss of an underground black market for supervillains. Amunet uses every means possible, including the long list of metahumans under her thumb, to ensure her illicit enterprise thrives." (EW.com)
ICE (Audience) - Jocelyn Hudon has joined the cast of the show's sophomore run as Willow Green. She'll succeed Chloe East from the first season. Also on tap for recurring roles are Ashley Thomas as Malcolm Rose, Laura Vandervoort as Tessa Pryor, Amy Madigan as Diane Pierce and D.B. Sweeney as Jeff Reardon. (Deadline.com)
LABOR OF LOVE (FOX, New!) - Howard Owens and Ben Silverman's Propagate Content is developing "a new unscripted series project that would follow professional women in their 30s or 40s who decide to have a baby." Alex Duda and Full Picture's Desiree Gruber will also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)
MARY KILLS PEOPLE (Lifetime) - Rachelle Lefevre and Ian Lake have both signed onto season two of the drama as Olivia Bloom, "a mysterious woman with ties to Mary's past"; and Travis Bloom, Olivia's husband, respectively. (Deadline.com)
ROMEOS & JULIETS (ABC, New!) - Writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn are set to team with director Julie Anne Robinson for a new drama which "centers on a badass, tough-as-nails female CIA operative who is forced to partner with a handsome, self-absorbed agent from the CIA's elite "Romeo and Juliet" division - agents who are trained to use sex and charm to keep America safe." Universal Television is behind the hour, which has a put pilot commitment. All three will executive produce with CannyLads Productions' Kelly Pancho serving as a producer. (Deadline.com)
STRANGER THINGS (Netflix) - Co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer revealed in an interview over the weekend that season three of the show is officially a go with an eye towards a fourth being its last. (Vulture.com)
THINGS YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW (CBS, New!) - Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses's upcoming illustrated guide to dating for millennials is being developed as a single-camera comedy by the Eye. Said duo will also pen the script to the project, which "follows a group of millennials who realize they have to put down their phones and learn how to be actual adults if they don't want to die alone." Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions is behind the CBS Television Studios-based half-hour. (Deadline.com)
XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS (NBC) - The Peacock has passed on Javier Grillo-Marxuach's proposed reboot of the former syndicated mainstay. (THR.com)





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· AFFAIR, THE (SHOWTIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· ICE (AUDIENCE)
· LABOR OF LOVE (FOX)
· MARY KILLS PEOPLE (LIFETIME)
· ROMEOS & JULIETS (ABC)
· STRANGER THINGS (NETFLIX)
· THINGS YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW (CBS)
· XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS (SYNDICATION)
· XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS (NBC)





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