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[12/12/19 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 12
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) - Jason Diaz is set to recur on the show's final season as Levitt, "a brilliant mind who has always lived by the book, doing exactly what he's told. But when life throws him a curveball, he'll come to discover that there is a bit of an artist - and a rebel - buried within." (Deadline.com)
9-1-1 (FOX) - Sean Kleier will recur on the current season as Greg, "who meets thru a dating app, Josh (Bryan Safi), a fellow 9-1-1 dispatcher and Maddie's (Jennifer Love Hewitt's) best work friend. Safe to say in the world of 9-1-1, first dates never go as planned." (Deadline.com)
ANDY COHEN DIARIES, THE (Quibi, New!) - The streaming service has given a six-episode order to an animated series in which Bravo host Andy Cohen "tells his most recent adventures, including irreverent celebrity encounters, behind the scenes of his shows, nights out on the town, and the trials and tribulations of first-time fatherhood." Most Talkative Productions' Cohen and ShadowMachine's Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley are the executive producers. (Deadline.com)
CARNIVAL ROW (Amazon) - Co-star Orlando Bloom has signed a first-look deal with produer Amazon Studios. The pact gives the company first crack at the actor's producing output. (Deadline.com)
EXPATRIATES, THE (Amazon) - Lulu Wang has been tapped to pen, direct and executive produce the streaming service's adaptation of Janice Y.K. Lee's novel, which follows a group of close-knit expatriates living in Hong Kong. (THR.com)
GAME CHANGER (Netflix, New!) - Brian Yorkey is developing a small screen take on Neal Shusterman's upcoming YA novel, "described as present-day teen Quantum Leap." The pair will co-write the pilot script for Yorkey's That Kid Ed Productions as well as executive produce alongside Underground Films' Trevor Engelson with Josh McGuire producing. (Deadline.com)
GRISWOLDS, THE (HBO Max, New!) - Tim Hobert has set up a single-camera comedy at the streaming service based on National Lampoon's Vacation films. The project "brings the iconic family home from vacation and explores their daily lives in the suburbs of modern Chicago." Johnny Galecki and Holly Brown will also executive produce via their Warner Bros. Television-based Alcide Bava Productions with Cory Wood producing. (Deadline.com)
HIGHLAND (TNT) - Director Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios. The pact calls for her develop new series projects for the studio via her newly launched Ladies' Car Productions banner. Ganatra helmed the pilot to the 2017 drama starring Margaret Cho. (Deadline.com)
LORD OF THE RINGS, THE (Amazon) - Will Poulter is bowing out of the upcoming TV series due to scheduling conflicts. No other specifics were given. (Variety.com)
ROOK, THE (Starz) - Karyn Usher and Lisa Zwerling have signed an overall deal with Universal Television. Said duo, which were previously at Lionsgate Television, will develop new series projects for the studio via their Carpool Entertainment banner. (Deadline.com)
STAND, THE (CBSAA) - Natalie Martinez will guest star on the Stephen King adaptation in a yet-to-be-revealed capacity. (Variety.com)
YOUR HONOR (Showtime) - Margo Martindale will recur on the Bryan Cranston-led limited series as Senator Elizabeth Guthrie, "the mother of the deceased wife of Cranston's Michael Desiato, a respected whose son Adam (Hunter Doohan) is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices." (Deadline.com)





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· 100, THE (CW)
· 9-1-1 (FOX)
· ANDY COHEN DIARIES, THE (QUIBI)
· CARNIVAL ROW (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EXPATRIATES, THE (AMAZON)
· GAME CHANGER (NETFLIX)
· GRISWOLDS, THE (HBO MAX)
· HIGHLAND (TNT)
· LORD OF THE RINGS, THE: THE RINGS OF POWER (AMAZON)
· ROOK, THE (STARZ)
· STAND, THE (CBSAA)
· YOUR HONOR (SHOWTIME)





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