[06/07/18 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 7
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!

ALL AMERICAN/ARROW/BLACK LIGHTNING/BLINDSPOT/THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA/DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW/DOOM PATROL/THE FLASH/GOD FRIENDED ME/THE RED LINE/RIVERDALE/SUPERGIRL/TITANS/YOU (Various) - Greg Berlanti has inked an extension of his overall development and production deal with Warner Bros. Television that would keep him at the studio through 2024, valued at more than $300 million. Berlanti Productions is home to a record 14 live-action scripted series currently in various stages of production. (Deadline.com)
ARE YOU SLEEPING (Apple) - Lizzy Caplan is set to star opposite star Octavia Spencer in the 10-episode thriller drama series as "twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose lives have taken very different paths." Spencer plays "the investigative reporter behind a hit true-crime podcast that reopens the case of Josie and Lanie's father's murder." (Deadline.com)
HASAN MINHAJ TALK SHOW (Netflix) - Jim Margolis has signed onto the upcoming Hasan Minhaj-hosted talk show as showrunner. (Deadline.com)
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC) - Rome Flynn's mystery character Gabriel Maddox has been promoted to a series regular for the show's fifth season. (Deadline.com)
MESSIAH (Netflix) - The upcoming drama has rounded out its principal cast: Melinda Page Hamilton is Anna Iguero, "the Virginia-born daughter of a preacher, who married a preacher"; Stefania LaVie Owen is Rebecca Iguero, "a troubled teen living in a backwater Texas town who wants nothing more than to leave her life behind."; Jane Adams plays Miriam Keneally, "an acerbic CNN reporter who is doggedly devoted to unearthing the truth about al-Masih (Mehdi Dehbi)"; Sayyid El Alami is Jibril Medina, "an orphaned Syrian refugee who leaves war-torn Damascus to become a devotee of al-Masih in the hope the stranger leads him to his destiny"; Fares Landousil plays Samir, "a Syrian refugee and friend to Jibril who also abandons Damascus, only to find that his destiny is elsewhere"; and Wil Traval is Will Mathers, "an Army veteran-turned-FBI JTTF agent who finds himself at loggerheads with his CIA counterpart Eva Geller (Michelle Monaghan) as they are thrown together in the pursuit of al-Masih." Additionally, Barbara Eve Harris will recur as Katherine Bailey, "Geller's level-headed boss and confidante"; Iqbal Theba is Danny Kirmani, "Under Secretary for the Middle East"; Nicole Rose Scimeca is Raeah Hardwick, "a mortally ill child who goes on a pilgrimage with her mother, Staci (Emily Kinney)"; and Jackson Hurst is Jonah Hardwick, "Staci's husband and Raeah's father." (Deadline.com)
REAL WORLD, THE (MTV) - Bunim-Murray Productions is reportedly looking to "reboot/reinvent" the reality staple for streaming platforms. The news would spell the end of the show's 32 season run on MTV from 1992 to 2017. (Deadline.com)
SHANTARAM (Apple, New!) - A drama series based on Gregory David Roberts's best-selling novel - "set in Australia and India about love, forgiveness, courage and redemption" - (as well as its sequel novel "The Mountain Shadow") has found a home at the company where it will be developed for straight-to-series consideration. Eric Warren Singer is spearheading the adaptation for Anonymous Content and Paramount Television with David Manson, Nicole Clemens, Steve Golin and Andrea Barron also among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)

  [june 2018]  


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