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[09/14/18 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 14
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 (The CW) - Jay Reeves will recur on the freshman drama as Shawn Scott, "a charismatic gang member and Spencer's (Daniel Ezra) former childhood friend." (Deadline.com)
ARROW/THE FLASH/SUPERGIRL (The CW) - Elizabeth Tulloch has been cast as Lois Lane while Cassandra Jean Amell (wife of "Arrow" star Stephen Amell) will play Nora Fries during the network's latest crossover event. (@DCComics, @DCComics)
GRAND HOTEL (ABC) - Jencarlos Canela will recur on the midseason drama as El Rey, "a popular Miami recording artist who's sexy, charismatic, energetic, and amusingly cocky. He is a major player both in the industry and with the women. He is offered a chance to be a staple performer at the hotel." (Deadline.com)
LA'S FINEST (Charter) - Barry Sloane will recur on the upcoming Gabrielle Union/Jessica Alba-led drama as Dante, "the younger brother of bad guy Ray Sherman (Zach McGowan), with whom he shares a criminal past. Although he is an ex-con trying to turn things around, his big brother keeps getting the two of them mixed up with some dangerous criminals, pulling Dante back into his old, illicit life." (Deadline.com)
ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA (YouTube) - Ted Levine, Mel Rodriguez, Beth Ditto and Usman Ally have all been cast in the Kirsten Dunst-led drama, about Krystal Gill, a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who will eventually scheme her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise: the cultish, flag waving, multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin. Levine will play "the charismatic leader of the pyramid-scheme who has cult-like status"; while Rodriguez is set as the "manager of the low-rent waterpark where Krystal works"; with Ditto as his wife; and Ally as "the waterpark's penny-pinching owner." (Deadline.com)
P-TOWN (Starz) - Monica Raymund is set to star in the newly greenlit drama series, about Jackie Quinones (Raymund), "a lesbian National Marine Fisheries Services officer, happy to use her gun and badge to pick up tourist chicks in "P-Town" - the gay mecca of Provincetown, MA. But when she finds a body washed up on the beach - collateral damage of the opioid epidemic - Jackie's life begins to circle the drain. As she faces her own addictive behaviors, she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving the murder. Jackie's forced to confront the dark side of the idyllic summer spot - all the while putting herself and her sobriety in danger." Production is slated to begin in March. (Deadline.com)
THIS IS US (NBC) - Co-star Mandy Moore has inked an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television where she'll develop new series projects via a newly launched production company. (Deadline.com)
TRIAGE (FOX, New!) - Zoanne Clack has sold a new medical drama to the network which "interweaves three distinct phases of a group of doctors' lives, as they explore cutting-edge medical techniques, and face challenges both personal and professional." Sonar Entertainment's Tom Lesinski, David Ellender and Jenna Santoianni; and OutEast Entertainment's Steven Marrs and Courtney Hazlett will also executive produce the 20th Century Fox Television-based project, which has a penalty attached. Ilene Chaiken was behind the original incarnation, set up in November of last year. (Deadline.com)
US & THEM (FOX) - Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel's never-aired comedy series from the 2013-14 broadcast season - about a pair of young lovers, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them - will be available for streaming on producer Sony Pictures Television's sibling Crackle beginning Monday, October 1. (TVLine.com)
YELLOWSTONE (Paramount) - Neal McDonough will recur on the show's second season as Malcolm Beck, "a wealthy business mogul who runs an area casino with his brother, Teal. They are power players, down and dirty fighters who know how to work the system to get what they want." (Deadline.com)





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· ALL AMERICAN (CW)
· ARROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· GRAND HOTEL (ABC)
· LA'S FINEST (CHARTER)
· ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA (YOUTUBE)
· P-TOWN (STARZ)
· SUPERGIRL (CW)
· THIS IS US (NBC)
· TRIAGE (FOX)
· US & THEM (SONY CRACKLE)
· YELLOWSTONE (PARAMOUNT)





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