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[01/05/18 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 5
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CROWN, THE (Netflix) - Helena Bonham Carter is in talks to play Princess Margaret on the third season of the series. Vanessa Kirby originated the role in seasons one and two. Olivia Colman will also come aboard in season three as Queen Elizabeth, succeeding Claire Foy. (Deadline.com)
FARGO (FX) - John Landgraf told reporters at the TCA Winter Press tour creator Noah Hawley "has an idea which excites me enormously for a fourth cycle. The plan is to have that ready for 2019. I'm focused on what will come in 2018, but our anticipation is that there's another cycle in 2019." (Deadline.com)
GLOW (Netflix) - Annabella Sciorra will recur on the show's sophomore run as Rosalie Biagi, "mother to the youngest of the GLOW girls." (Deadline.com)
GOOD GIRLS REVOLT (Amazon) - TriStar Television has shelved its efforts for a second season revival after no deal could be reached with Amazon or another outlet. (Deadline.com)
HOME (Apple, New!) - The company has commissioned 10 episodes of a new docuseries which "takes viewers inside the world's most extraordinary homes and unveils the boundary-pushing imagination of the visionaries who dared to dream and build them." Matthew Weaver; Altimeter Films' Matt Tynauer and Corey Reese; Time Inc. Productions' Ian Orefice and Bruce Gersh; and Joe Poulin, CEO of Luxury Retreats, are the executive producers. Tyrnauer also directs. (Deadline.com)
LEGION (FX) - Bryan Singer has bowed out as an executive producer on the series following a lawsuit against him claiming sexual assault. Separately, Navid Negahban has been tapped as Ahmal Farouk, aka the Shadow King, "the mysterious villain who attached himself to the psyche of lead mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens) last season before being cast out in the finale." He replaces the originally cast Said Taghmaoui. (Deadline.com, TVLine.com)
ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE (Amazon) - Reshoots have been completed on the Agatha Christie adaptation with Christian Cooke taking over as Mickey Argyll for Ed Westwick, who "was accused of sexual assault by three women in November." (Deadline.com)





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· CROWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FARGO (FX)
· GLOW (NETFLIX)
· GOOD GIRLS REVOLT (AMAZON)
· HOME (APPLE)
· LEGION (FX)
· ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE (AMAZON)





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