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[02/11/19 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 11
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ARROW (The CW) - Co-star Echo Kellum has confirmed his departure from the series following tonight's episode. (@EchoK)
BARKSKINS (NGC) - David Slade has signed on to direct and executive produce the long-in-the-works series, a multigenerational dramatic tale about European settlers finding prosperity in the New World through the slow and steady destruction of North America's forests and native populations. (Deadline.com, 2/10)
BLACK-ISH (ABC) - Producers are casting for a teen version of Tracee Ellis Ross's character of Rainbow to be featured in an episode that may serve as a backdoor pilot for a prequel series. Peter Saji is in talks to pen said installment, "set in the 1980s-90s, which will revolve around Rainbow's growing up." He'll likewise executive produce the project alongside Kenya Barris for ABC Studios should it move forward. (Deadline.com)
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX) - Lin-Manuel Miranda will guest on an upcoming episode as David Santiago, "Amy's brother and rival," due on March 7. (TVLine.com)
COUNTERPART (Starz) - Creator Justin Marks took to Twitter with the news Starz has passed on a third season for the series. Nevertheless, producer MRC plans to shop the series elsewhere. (@Justin_Marks_)
DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, THE (Hulu, New!) - Erik Larson's book - which "tells the true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World's Fair of 1893" - is being developed as a TV series by the streaming service, Paramount Television, Appian Way Productions and Sikelia Productions. Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, Jennifer Davisson and Stacey Sher are among the executive producers. No writer was indicated. (Deadline.com)
EDDY, THE (Netflix) - French actor Tahar Rahi is in negotiations to star in Damien Chazelle's upcoming series, which is expected to start shooting on location in Paris later this year. (Variety.com)
EXTRA (Syndication) - Co-host A.J. Calloway has been suspended "after several women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct." "In light of additional allegations brought to our attention, we are expanding our ongoing inquiries, and Mr. Calloway has been suspended pending further review," Warner Bros. Television said in a statement. "We take such allegations very seriously and are committed to doing everything we can to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace for all of our employees." (THR.com, 2/9)
FBI: MOST WANTED (CBS) - Alana de la Garza is the latest addition to the potential "FBI" spin-off as A.S.A.C. (Assistant Special Agent in Charge) Isobel Castile, Fugitive Squad Supervisor, "polished and focused West Point graduate with a brief stint in Silicon Valley. She's a rising star who shuns politics and is a guided missile in the field." (Deadline.com)
HUNT, THE (Amazon) - Tiffany Boone has been tapped for a role on the upcoming Nazi hunter drama as Roxy Jones, "a beautiful, street smart member of Meyer's top secret organization." (Deadline.com)
LESS THAN ZERO/SEARCH AND DESTROY (Hulu) - The streaming service has passed on both pilots. The former was a drama based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel-turned-feature while the latter was semi-autobiographical comedy from Carrie Brownstein. (Deadline.com)
WOMAN UP (ABC) - Zoe Lister-Jones is set to direct her single-camera comedy pilot, in which two former teen moms have worked their asses off to see their daughters all the way through high school graduation. And now, at 35, they're ready to make up for the youth they never had. (Deadline.com)
ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (NBC) - Jane Levy has scored the title role on the drama pilot, about "a whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20's, Zoey (Levy) who is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her "gift" to not only help herself understand people in her life, but also to help others around her." Additionally, Richard Shepard has come on board to direct and executive produce, replacing Paul Feig, who had to bow out due to his busy feature schedule. (Deadline.com)





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· ARROW (CW)
· BARKSKINS (NGC)
· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC)
· COUNTERPART (STARZ)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, THE (HULU)
· EDDY, THE (NETFLIX)
· EXTRA (SYNDICATION)
· FBI (CBS)
· FBI: MOST WANTED (CBS)
· HUNT, THE (AMAZON)
· LESS THAN ZERO (HULU)
· SEARCH AND DESTROY (HULU)
· UNTITLED BLACK-ISH SPIN-OFF PROJECT (ABC)
· WOMAN UP (ABC)
· ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (NBC)





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