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[07/18/18 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 18
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!


CHICAGO MED (NBC) - Heather Headley's Gwen Garrett, "the new COO of Chicago Med," will return to recur on the upcoming fourth season. (Deadline.com)
EMPIRE (FOX) - Rhyon Nicole Brown's Maya, "daughter of Cookie's fellow inmate Poundcake," has been promoted to series regular for season five. Additionally, Katlynn Simone and A.Z. Kelsey will recur as Treasure, "a prison social worker whose life is turned around by Cookie when she sees her star potential"; and Jeff Kingsley, "a hotshot, Silicon Valley genius, turned label executive; business wunderkind," respectively. (Deadline.com)
HIT AND RUN (Netflix) - Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin have signed onto drama, in which a happily married man's life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit and run accident. They'll co-create the series, which has been given a 10-episode order, alongside Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff. Peter Principato, Itay Reiss and Kimberlin Belloni of Artists First and David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks of Mandeville Films will likewise executive produce. (Deadline.com)
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC) - Amirah Vann's Tegan Price, "an attorney working with Caplan & Gold," has likewise been promoted to regular for the show's fifth season. (Deadline.com)
NCIS (CBS) - Diona Reasonover's Kasie Hines, "Ducky's (David McCallum) new graduate assistant," has been named a series regular for the upcoming 16th season. (Deadline.com)
V-WARS (Netflix) - Laura Vandervoort, Kyle Breitkopf and Kimberly-Sue Murray are the latest additions to the vampire drama. Vandervoort will play Mila, Breitkopf is Dez and Murray will portray Danika in the project. (Deadline.com)
Y (FX) - Amber Tamblyn has been cast in the cable channel's "Y: The Last Man" adaptation as Mariette Callows: "Daughter of the President of the United States, Mariette has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father's conservative values." (Deadline.com)





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· CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EMPIRE (FOX)
· HIT AND RUN (NETFLIX)
· HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· V WARS (NETFLIX)
· Y: THE LAST MAN (HULU)





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