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Development Update: Monday, November 11
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ALMOST PARADISE (WGN America) - The Christian Kane-led drama has cast Samantha Richelle as Kai Mendoza, "the youngest person ever to make detective in the Cebu police force"; Arthur Acuña as Ernesto Almares, "Kai's partner and the soul of the law-enforcement team"; Nonie Buencamino as Ike Ocampo, "chief of the Cebu Police Department"; and Ces Quesada as Cory, "the manager of the hotel where Alex is staying." (Deadline.com)
BATWOMAN (The CW) - Christina Wolfe has been cast as Julia, "the daughter of Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth, in the first season's seventh episode, airing this Sunday." Said installment will also introduce the Rifle (Garfield Wilson), "a character also associated with the Many Arms of Death in the comics." (EW.com)
DAISY JONES & THE SIX (Amazon) - Will Graham has been tapped as showrunner of the limited series, an adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel of the same name. Said development comes as Graham's Field Trip Productions has inked a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. (Deadline.com)
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, A (Amazon) - Kelly McCormack and Priscilla Delgado are the latest addition to the film's small screen incarnation as Jess, "a talented pitcher and a vocal leader who is not afraid to speak up"; and Izzy, "an optimistic and fun girl who is probably the youngest player to try out for the Rockford Peaches," respectively. (Deadline.com)
LIAM HEMSWORTH QUIBI PROJECT (Quibi) - Natasha Liu Bordizzo has been tapped for a role on the Christoph Waltz/Liam Hemsworth-led drama as a yet-to-be-revealed character. (Deadline.com)
NOW, THE (Quibi) - The Dave Franco-led comedy has tapped O'Shea Jackson Jr., Daryl Hannah and Jimmy Tatro for lead roles with Alyssa Milano, Rob Yang and Lex Scott Davis in recurring roles. No character specifics however were given. (Deadline.com)
STATESIDE (FOX, New!) - Andrew Lenchewski and Tony Camerino are set to team for a new drama at the network about "a fearless Special Ops veteran who returns from Iraq to his job as a Massachusetts State Trooper, and is shocked to find his hometown in even worse shape than the war-torn village he spent the past year rebuilding. Gangbangers are rolling through the streets, AK-47s slung over their shoulders, dealing drugs with impunity. He boldly decides to take the lessons learned in battle and apply them on the streets of an American city. But to help his neighbors take back their community, he will have to make up for lost time, and repair the broken relationships he left behind when he enlisted." Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor will also executive produce for FOX Entertainment with Don Mihalek producing. (Deadline.com)

  [november 2019]  


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