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[09/21/18 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 21
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!


100, THE (The CW) - J.R. Bourne has signed onto the show's sixth season as Russell, "a charismatic leader, a visionary and pioneer who will face the difficult moral choices emblematic of the hard-hitting show." (EW.com)
ARROW (The CW) - Katherine McNamara has been tapped to recur on the new season as Maya, "a scrappy street fighter and thief from Star City." (TVLine.com)
BLACK LIGHTNING (The CW) - Kearran Giovanni will recur on the show's sophomore run as Cutter, "a smart, proud, tough and beautiful woman more than able to best a man in combat - a mercenary trained by British intelligence." (Deadline.com)
BOSCH (Amazon) - Rob Benedict will recur on season five as Victor Hansen, "a responsible, concerned, doctor who runs a group therapy for addicted vets." (Deadline.com)
EVERYTHING'S UNDER CONTROL (ABC, New!) - Megan Gailey and Aaron Burdette are set to team for a single-camera comedy at the Alphabet about "a working-class Midwestern family who are just barely keeping it together, and then their grandmother gets Alzheimer's." Jamie Tarses also serves as an executive producer. No studio however was indicated. (Deadline.com)
FAR ROCKAWAY (CBS, New!) - David Wilcox has sold a domestic take on a Spanish series "Estoy Vivo" about "a workaholic NYPD detective killed in the line of duty is granted a second chance to return to earth in the body of another cop in order to bring his killer to justice and heal the fractured family he left behind." CBS Television Studios-based Secret Hideout is behind the hour with Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin also executive producing and Aaron Baiers as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)
GODFATHER OF HARLEM (Epix) - Nigél Thatch is the latest addition to the Forest Whitaker-led period drama as Malcolm X, "a former Harlem hustler who becomes the prime spokesman for the Nation of Islam and a world-wide icon." (Deadline.com)
GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC) - Robert Englund will drop by the show's Halloween episode as the one and only Freddy Krueger. (@TheGoldbergsABC)
MARADONA: BLESSED DREAM (A.K.A. UNTITLED MARADONA PROJECT) (Amazon) - Nicolas Goldschmidt, Nazareno Casero and Juan Palomino are set to star in the streaming service's biopic series about iconic soccer star Diego Maradona. The actors will each play a different stage in Maradona's life: "Goldschmidt will play Maradona during his early years, Casero will play him during his rise to fame with club teams like Barcelona and Napoli, and Argentina's national team, and Palomino will take him on in the darker times." Mari Urdaneta, Liliana Moyano, Francisco Cordero, Luis Balaguer and Emiliano Calemzuk are the executive producers. (Deadline.com)
PROVEN INNOCENT (FOX) - Laurie Holden has snagged an arc on the midseason drama as Greta Bellows, "the wife of Gore Bellows (Kelsey Grammer), the hard-as-nails and tough-on-crime state's attorney. She is shrewd and sexy, a Lady Macbeth type. Smooth and driven, she's got her eyes on the prize and wants her husband to win the Attorney General race, possibly even more than he does." (Deadline.com)
SAVING LARRY (NBC, New!) - "Saturday Night Live" staple Kenan Thompson is attached to star in a single-camera comedy at the Peacock about "a dad (Thompson) who, after his wife dies, has to be both mother and father to his kids. And he has to do it all with his father-in-law hovering over him." The Universal Television-based project, from writer Jackie Clarke, has a pilot production commitment with Broadway Video Television's Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
SEARCH PARTY (TBS) - Michaela Watkins is bound for six episodes this season as Polly Danziger, "a tightly-wound federal prosecutor filled with bravado and an obnoxious love for the legal system who wants nothing more than to put Dory and Drew in jail for murder." (TVLine.com)
SNOWPIERCER (TNT) - Kerry O'Malley is the latest bound for the film-turned-TV series as Lilah Folger, "a former corporate lawyer who came from old money. She fiercely protects her own, in particular her daughter LJ (Annalise Basso) and the rest of first class with whom she shares a vested interest in maintaining their security and privilege." (Deadline.com)





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· 100, THE (CW)
· ARROW (CW)
· BLACK LIGHTNING (CW)
· BOSCH (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EVERYTHING'S UNDER CONTROL (ABC)
· FAR ROCKAWAY (CBS)
· GODFATHER OF HARLEM (EPIX)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· KENAN (NBC)
· MARADONA: BLESSED DREAM (AMAZON)
· PROVEN INNOCENT (FOX)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· SEARCH PARTY (HBO MAX)
· SNOWPIERCER (TNT)





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