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[03/13/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 13
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!


DARK CARGO (YouTube) - Chris Messina and R.J. Cyler have both signed onto the drama pilot. The former will play Joe Dobbs, "a long-haul trucker who's about to embark on the most treacherous ride of his life." And Cyler is Anthony, "a clever, mischievous young man who alters the trajectory of Joe's (Messina) journey." (Deadline.com)
GLAMOROUS (The CW) - Peyton List and Susan Santiago are the latest to score roles on the drama pilot. List will play AlyssaSays, "an over-the-top YouTube personality with a competitive edge who finds an unexpected home at the same cosmetics firm as Marco." Santiago then will portray Julia, "a no-nonsense lawyer who has raised her son in a loving and supportive environment where he's always been held to the highest of standards." (Deadline.com)
LAST KIDS ON EARTH (Netflix) - Nick Wolfhard, Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O'Hara, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez and Charles Demers are set as the principal voice cast on the Max Brallier book-turned-animated series. Wolfhard is the lead character, Jack Sullivan, while the other actors' roles were not specified. (Deadline.com)
LINCOLN (NBC) - Michael Imperioli is set to star opposite Russell Hornsby in the drama pilot as Rick Sellitto, "an NYPD detective and Lincoln's partner." (Deadline.com)
REPUBLIC OF SARAH, THE (CBS) - Daniel Ings and Annie Funke have both snagged roles on the Sarah Drew-led drama pilot. He'll play Danny, "a mining company lawyer tasked with negotiating the acquisition of Morrisville's newly discovered mineral resource"; while she's set as Corinne, "Sarah's devoted, bubbly best friend. Like Sarah, Corinne is a teacher in the town and possesses warmth, wit and savvy." (Deadline.com)
STAR TREK PICARD PROJECT (CBSAA) - Evan Evagora has been tapped for a top secret role on the Patrick Stewart-led series. (Deadline.com)
TITANS (DC Universe) - Esai Morales has been cast as the "Titans'" incarnation of Deathstroke in the show's second season. (Deadline.com)
WRIGHT (ABC) - Mary Stuart Masterson is the latest addition to the Nicholas Pinnock-led drama pilot as Anya: "Hard-charging, intelligent, politically savvy but take-no-prisoners, Anya is the Brooklyn District Attorney. Married to Kate, they share two kids. Anya is running for re-election, and Kate's support of Aaron will make that very complicated for her." (Deadline.com)





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· DARK CARGO (YOUTUBE)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLAMOROUS (CW)
· LAST KIDS ON EARTH (NETFLIX)
· LINCOLN (NBC)
· REPUBLIC OF SARAH, THE (CBS)
· STAR TREK PICARD PROJECT (CBSAA)
· TITANS (DC)
· WRIGHT (ABC)





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