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[04/03/19 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 3
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!


HENRY DANGER (Nickelodeon) - The cable channel has quietly ordered an additional 10 episodes of the series, bringing its series total to 127 episodes (40 in its current fifth season). (Deadline.com)
I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE (HBO) - Melissa Leo, Rosie O'Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis and Kathyrn Hahn have all signed onto the Mark Ruffalo-led limited series, based on Wally Lamb's bestselling book of the same name. Leo will play Ma, "mother of Dominick and Thomas (both played by Ruffalo)"; while O'Donnell portrays Lisa Sheffer, "a social worker for unit two at the Hatch Forensic Institute where Thomas is staying"; with Panjabi is Dr. Patel, "Thomas' newly appointed psychologist"; Poots as Joy Hanks, "Dominick's live-in girlfriend"; Lewis as Nedra Frank, "a self-absorbed grad student hired by Dominick"; and Hahn as Dessa Constantine, "Dominick's ex-wife." (Deadline.com)
INTERROGATION (CBSAA) - Ebon Moss-Bachrach will recur on the upcoming true-crime drama as "a close friend of Kyle Gallner's character - a heavy drug user with a violent streak. With secrets of his own, he finds himself entangled in the murder investigation." (Deadline.com)
LIGHT AS A FEATHER (Hulu) - Katelyn Nacon, Froy Gutierrez, Adriyan Rae, Alisa Allapach, Kira Kosarin, Alex Wassabi, Robyn Lively and Alan & Alex Stokes are all bound for the show's second season. No character details however were given. They join returning actors Liana Liberato, Brianne Tju, Haley Ramm, Jordan Rodrigues, Brent Rivera and Dylan Sprayberry. (Deadline.com)
RICHARD LOVELY (FOX) - Jason Alexander has been cast in the single-camera comedy pilot, about the disgruntled author of the best-selling children's book series (Thomas Lennon), who, after a publicity fiasco involving an unexpectedly conniving foster kid, is forced into an unlikely father/son relationship that will change his life forever. He'll voice the animated character Mr. Mouse.
TRIANGLE (ABC) - Amit Shah, Sibongile Mlambo, Diana Bermudez and Sarah Catherine Hook have all scored roles on the top secret drama. Shah will play Dr. Owen Patel, "another resident of the Triangle who has been here since 1988"; with Mlambo as Lieutenant Priscilla; Bermudez as Tama; and Hook as Natalie. (Deadline.com)
VERONICA MARS (Hulu) - Mary McDonnell is bound for the revival series as Jane, "a warm-hearted therapist." No other specifics were given. (Deadline.com)
YOUNGER (TV Land) - The veteran comedy's sixth season - previously set for sibling Paramount Network - will now stay put on TV Land. (Deadline.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HENRY DANGER (NICKELODEON)
· I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE (HBO)
· INTERROGATION (CBSAA)
· LIGHT AS A FEATHER (HULU)
· RICHARD LOVELY (FOX)
· TRIANGLE (ABC)
· VERONICA MARS (HULU)
· YOUNGER (TV LAND)





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