[08/24/17 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 24
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ALEXA & KATIE (Netflix) - Merit Leighton is bound for the multi-camera comedy as Hannah, "one of Alexa and Katie's sweet though slightly absentminded best friends." (Deadline.com)
ALL NIGHT (Hulu, New!) - Writer Jason Ubaldi and director Brian Dannelly's 10-episode comedy - which "centers on an overnight, lock-in graduation party in which a group of new grads will do whatever it takes to make their remaining high school dreams come true" - has found a home at the streaming service. Shelley Zimmerman, Jordan Levin, Brett Bouttier and Joe Davola also serve as executive producers for AwesomenessTV with Ali Schouten as a supervising producer. Already cast are Chris Avila as Stymie, Brec Bassinger as Roni, Chanel Celaya as Stefania, Ty Doran as Bryce, Teala Dunn as Alexis, Allie Grant as Melinda, Caleb Ray as Jonas, Eva Gutowski as Lyssee, Tetona Jackson as Cassie, Gus Kamp as Gerald, Tom Maden as Nino, Jenn McAllister as Deanna, Austin North as Oz, Tequan Richmond as Christian, Chester Rushing as Cody, Jake Short as Fig, Chance Sutton as Drunk Bernie, and Noureen DeWulf as Mrs. Lewis, Kate Flannery as Principal Saperstein, and Dawan Owens as Coach Lewis. (Deadline.com)
DEADLIER THAN THE MALE (TNT) - Hamish Linklater has signed onto the Amy Brenneman-led drama pilot as John Tyler, "a former serial predator who has done his time in prison and is desperate to turn over a new leaf. John finds himself pulled into the grasp of Mary Barlow (Brenneman), a grieving mother searching for her missing daughter, who thinks his "expertise" might be useful to her." (THR.com)
DEAR WHILE PEOPLE (Netflix) - Marque Richardson's Reggie has been upped to series regular for season two. (Deadline.com)
HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, THE (Netflix) - Oliver Jackson-Cohen has been tapped for a role on the drama in a yet-to-be-revealed capacity. (Deadline.com)
HISTORY OF THEM (CBS, New!) - Gloria Calderon Kellett ("One Day at a Time") has sold a multi-camera/hybrid comedy to the Eye billed as "a multi-cultural romantic comedy about how two friends fell in love, narrated by their future daughter, using the couple's social media from present-day as a guide." Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios are behind the half-hour with Glo Nation's Kellett and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment's Marc Provissiero serving as the executive producers. (Deadline.com)
MICK, THE (FOX) - Co-creators Dave Chernin and John Chernin have signed a two-year overall deal with producer 20th Century Fox Television. (Deadline.com)
SHAMELESS (Showtime) - Richard Flood will recur on the upcoming eighth season as Ford, "a graduate of Yale School of Architecture, sometime freelance war photographer, ex-seminarian and enigma. He's searching for a simpler life, and Fiona never makes anything simple." (Deadline.com)
WORLD OF STEPHANIE ST. CLAIR, THE (HBO, New!) - Shirley Stewart's book, subtitled "An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem," is being developed as a docudrama by the pay channel from writer Nicole Asher and director Tim Story. The HBO Films project will tell "the story about the woman who was an immigrant from the Caribbean and ended up running something known as the Policy Bank - which really was the precursor to the American lottery system." Executive producing are The Story Company's Story; Zero Gravity Management's Mark Holder and Christine Holder; and Jeff Field; with Doug Griffin as a co-executive producer. Lifetime previously shepherded the biopic "Queenie" in 2016. (Deadline.com)

  [august 2017]  


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