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[04/08/19 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 8
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!


BABYLON BERLIN (Netflix) - The German historical crime drama has been cleared for a third season on the streaming service. (Variety.com)
BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC) - Tony Dalton's Lalo has been promoted to regular for the series' fifth season. (Deadline.com)
EDDY, THE (Netflix) - Joanna Kulig has joined Andre Holland in Damien Chazelle's contemporary musical drama as Maja, "an incredible singer who is adrift in life." (@seewhatsnext)
FAMILY GUY (FOX) - FX Networks and new corporate sibling Freeform have both landed the off-network rights to the animated staple beginning with its 16th (2017-18) season. Said repeats "will debut on FXX April 16, airing 5 hours three days a week; its premiere on Freeform will be April 17, airing an hourlong block once a week, on Wednesday." Older seasons will remain on Turner's Adult Swim and TBS until the fall of 2021, when FXX and Freeform will take over the show's entire library. Streaming rights however are owned by Hulu. (Deadline.com)
INTERROGATION (CBSAA) - Vincent D'Onofrio is set to recur opposite Kyle Gallner in the upcoming true-crime drama as "an Internal Affairs officer who ends up becoming Gallner's character's biggest ally, an experience that calls his faith in the criminal justice system into question." (Deadline.com)
JUPITER'S LEGACY (Netflix) - Tenika Davis is bound for Mark Millar's comic book-turned-drama series as The Flare, "a superhero who takes over the mantle after her father's injury. But in this world, superheroics aren't all fun and games, and often come with a whole bunch of deadly consequences." (@NXOnNetflix)
KILLING EVE (BBC America) - Newly tapped lead writer Suzanne Heathcote has signed a two-year overall deal with AMC. The pact covers her duties on the show's just ordered third season and presumably any development. (Deadline.com)
LISEY'S STORY (Apple TV+, New!) - Julianne Moore, J.J. Abrams and Stephen King are set to team for an eight-episode limited series on the upcoming streaming service based on the latter's 2006 novel, "a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband. The story explores a series of events that causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten." King himself will pen all eight installments as well as executive produce alongside Moore, Abrams and Ben Stephenson for the Warner Bros. Television-based Bad Robot Productions. (THR.com)
MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, THE (Amazon) - The Emmy-winning series' third season has been confirmed as eight episodes, two shy of its sophomore run but on par with its debut season. (TVLine.com)
VILLAGE GAZETTE (NBC) - Richie Keen is set to direct and co-executive produce the Amber Ruffin-led comedy pilot presentation about Amber (Ruffin), "the editor of the Benson Village Gazette. She loves fluff pieces that demonstrate the idyllic nature of life in her hometown. When the newspaper owners hire a reporter (Tommy Dewey) who's looking to uncover a juicy story in Benson, he threatens to unravel the happy denial Amber has been living in." (Deadline.com)





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· BABYLON BERLIN (NETFLIX)
· BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EDDY, THE (NETFLIX)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· INTERROGATION (CBSAA)
· JUPITER'S LEGACY (NETFLIX)
· KILLING EVE (BBC AMERICA)
· LISEY'S STORY (APPLE TV PLUS)
· MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, THE (AMAZON)
· VILLAGE GAZETTE (NBC)





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