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[08/18/20 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 18
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!


DEAD RINGERS (Amazon, New!) - Rachel Weisz is attached to star in and executive produce a small screen take in David Cronenberg's cult classic 1980s film, about "twin gynecologists who take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate." In the TV take, the Mantle twins, played by Weisz, are "the most successful, brilliant and extraordinary people you've never met. Identical from head to toe, these two OB-gyn's are on a mission to change the way women birth, starting with Manhattan." Alice Birch will pen the project, which has a straight-to-series order with Stacy O'Neil; Annapurna Television's Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Ali Krug; and Morgan Creek Entertainment's James G. Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall also among the executive producers. HBO previously took a stab at a TV incarnation back in 2005 with Wesley Strick, Carol Baum and Cronenberg himself among the auspices. (Deadline.com)
FOR LIFE (ABC) - Sonay Hoffman has signed a multi-year overall deal with producer Sony Pictures Television. There she'll develop new series projects as well as be promoted to executive producer on "For Life" for its second season. (Deadline.com)
PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ (Netflix) - Hasan Minhaj took to social media with the news his series has come to end after six cycles. (@hasanminhaj)
SUPERNATURAL (The CW) - Filming has begun on the show's two remaining installments in Vancouver. (Deadline.com)





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· DEAD RINGERS (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOR LIFE (ABC)
· PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ (NETFLIX)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)





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