[11/19/19 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 19
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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COYOTE (Paramount Network) - Juan Pablo Raba is set to star opposite Michael Chiklis in the upcoming drama as El Cartin, "head of a small family cartel in Mexico. El Cartin is something of an anomaly - charming and impeccably dressed, a man of his word who would just as soon invite you to dinner as have you killed for breaking a deal." (Deadline.com)
EMMA (Quibi) - Mira Sorvino, Rory Culkin, Hannah Murray and Michael Gaston have all been cast in the AnnaSophia Robb-led horror series, which is currently in production. No details about their roles were given. (Variety.com)
EVERY OTHER WEEKEND (FOX, New!) - Adrienne Carter has set up a single-camera comedy at the network based on her three-episode web series about "four single moms who try to reclaim their fun, sexy selves two weekends a month after discovering that their custody weekends are in sync." Will Packer and Sheila Ducksworth of Will Packer Media will also executive produce for Fox Entertainment's Sidecar. (Deadline.com)
GHOSTS (CBS, New!) - Joe Port and Joe Wiseman have set up a domestic take on the recent British comedy series at the Eye about "a young couple, whose dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful country house, only to find it's both falling apart and inhabited by many of the deceased previous residents." CBS Television Studios, Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios are all behind the single-camera project. (Deadline.com)
GILDED AGE, THE (HBO) - Julian Fellowes's latest period drama has cast Denée Benton as Peggy; Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook; Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russell; Blake Ritson as Oscar Van Rhijn; and Simon Jones as Bannister. They join the previously announced Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Amanda Peet and Morgan Spector. (Deadline.com)
HIGHER LOYALTY, A (CBSS) - The ever-expanded cast of the James Comey adaptation has added Jonathan Banks as "former National Intelligence Director James Clapper"; Richard Thomas as "former acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration Chuck Rosenberg"; and Seann Gallagher as Jim Rybicki, "who served stints in the FBI and Department of Justice and was Comey's chief of staff when the FBI Director was fired by President Donald Trump." (Deadline.com)
KEVIN HART: DON'T F**K THIS UP (Netflix, New!) - Comedian Kevin Hart will give a behind-the-scenes look at his life in an upcoming six-part documentary series for the streaming service. Hartbeat Productions, Lionsgate Television, Makemake, 3 Arts Entertainment and Magical Elves are all behind the project, due on December 27. (Deadline.com)
MIDNIGHTERS (The CW, New!) - Scott Westerfeld's book series is once again being eyed for television, this time at The CW. Chris Pozzebon is spearheading the new incarnation, in which "on their 29th birthday, an estranged brother and sister discover they're Midnighters, a chosen few born at the stroke of midnight, with access to a magical 25th hour each day that their kind can use to dramatic, comedic and poignant advantage." Quinn's House's Martin Gero and Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo will also executive produce for Warner Bros. Television. Previous adaptations has been mounted by Darren Lemke for The WB in 2005, Chad Hodge for NBC in 2009 and Chris Fedak for FOX in 2012. (Deadline.com)
PRIVATE DICKERSONS (NBC, New!) - David Young has sold a single-camera comedy to the network in which "a bored couple who spends every night watching true-crime shows such as Dateline NBC and 48 Hours decide to take matters into their own hands and try solving local unsolved crimes." Fulwell 73's James Corden, Ben Winston and Jeff Grosvenor will also executive produce for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
RUTHERFORD FALLS (Peacock) - Co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas has signed a multi-year overall deal with Universal Television, home of the upcoming Ed Helms-led comedy series. (Deadline.com)
TURN OF THE SCREW (Quibi, New!) - Alexandra McNally has sold a modern take on Henry James's 1898 horror novella to the streaming service which "follows a young Mexican-American nanny who is hired to care for the two children at their summer home on an idyllic island in the Pacific Northwest. It seems like the perfect job, but things take a sinister turn when the nanny begins seeing ghosts and her grip on reality begins to blur." Josh Berman and Chris King of the Sony Pictures Television-based Osprey Productions will also executive produce. The project was previously set up at Freeform in 2018 with the same auspices. (Deadline.com)

  [november 2019]  


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