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[08/28/19 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 28
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) - Shelby Flannery, introduced as a grown-up version of Hope Diyoza in this past season's finale, is being promoted to regular for its final season. (TVLine.com)
FIREFLY LANE (Netflix) - Beau Garrett has signed onto the Katherine Heigl/Sarah Chalke-led drama as Cloud, "a charismatic and fun-loving single mom raising her teenage daughter Tully (Heigl) in the '70s. Tully takes care of the household duties while flower child Cloud smokes weed and hangs out with her drug dealing boyfriend, using her free-spirited hippie ethos to numb the pain of a traumatic past." (Deadline.com)
GET SHORTY (Epix) - Joe Minoso has snagged a recurring role on the show's third season as Hector, "a Capotillo gang leader that controls crime in Los Angeles." (Deadline.com)
HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, THE (Netflix) - Henry Thomas has joined the cast of the anthology's second season. (@flanaganfilm)
HOMESICK (TBS, New!) - Freddie Highmore and James Mitchell are set to team for a new comedy at the network which "chronicles the dysfunctional relationship between a self-destructive twenty-something, secretly suffering from an eating disorder, and his mother, a raging narcissist and a total enabler who also happens to be his best friend in the world (for better or worse)." Highmore will executive produce the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour with Mitchell and Alfresco Pictures' Claire Londy serving as co-executive producers. (Deadline.com)
HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A BLACK WOMAN (Showtime) - Kendrick Sampson and Carra Patterson have booked lead roles on the comedy pilot as married couple Edwin and Nora: "Edwin is the earnest and devoted husband of Nora, a free-spirited wife longing for more excitement in her marriage." (Deadline.com)
MANIFEST (NBC) - Andrene Ward-Hammond and Ellen Tamaki have both scored roles on the show's second season as Kate Bowers, "the newly appointed captain of Michaela's (Melissa Roxburgh) precinct"; and Drea Mikami, "the bright and confident detective Bowers assigns as Michaela's new partner," respectively. (Deadline.com)
MAYANS MC (FX) - Kurt Sutter is stepping down as day-to-day showrunner of the series, with co-creator Elgin James assuming said role as previously planned. (Deadline.com)
NEW AMSTERDAM (NBC) - Ana Villafañe will recur on the show's sophomore run as oncologist Valentina Castro, "described as young, whip-smart and enthusiastic - all qualities Max will likely need as he undergoes treatment for cancer." (TVLine.com)
ROYALTIES (Quibi) - Amy Heckerling has been tapped to helm all 10 episodes of the upcoming comedy series, starring Darren Criss and Kether Donohue. (Deadline.com)
SUPERSTORE (NBC) - Justina Machado is slated to recur on the upcoming season as "new district manager Maya, with whom Amy shares a surprising connection." Additionally, Heidi Gardner has been cast as "Dina's never-before-seen nemesis Colleen." (TVLine.com)
TELL ME A STORY (CBSAA) - Garcelle Beauvais is the latest addition to the series' second season as Veronica Garland, "a steely, put-together socialite and businesswoman whose beauty, cunning and drive form an intimidating package." (Deadline.com)
THIRD DAY, THE (HBO) - Naomie Harris and director Philippa Lowthorpe have both signed onto the Jude Law-led drama series. Harris will play Helen, "a strong-willed outsider who comes to the island seeking answers, but whose arrival precipitates a fractious battle to decide its fate." Lowthorpe then will helm three episodes of the series, with the previously announced Marc Munden directing the other three. (Deadline.com)





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· 100, THE (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIREFLY LANE (NETFLIX)
· GET SHORTY (EPIX)
· HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, THE (NETFLIX)
· HOMESICK (TBS)
· HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A BLACK WOMAN (SHOWTIME)
· MANIFEST (NBC)
· MAYANS MC (FX)
· NEW AMSTERDAM (NBC)
· ROYALTIES (QUIBI)
· SUPERSTORE (NBC)
· TELL ME A STORY (CBSAA)
· THIRD DAY, THE (HBO)





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