[01/28/21 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 28
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BIG HERO 6 THE SERIES (Disney XD) - The small screen spin-off series will sign off after three seasons on Monday, February 15 at 7:30/6:30c. (EW.com)
BIG SKY (ABC) - The freshman drama has booked the following for recurring roles: Michelle Forbes as Margaret, "the picture-perfect ranch wife who knows her place, likes to bake and loves all of her children equally, but scratch the surface and there's real steel beneath"; Britt Robertson as Cheyenne, "used to be Daddy's (Ted Levine) girl, but that ended when she grew up, ran off and made some poor life choices"; Michael Raymond-James as Blake, "who turned his back on the ranch and went to the city to make his own way"; Ryan Dorsey as Rand, who's "wiry, smart and quiet with a coiled intensity"; and Omar Metwally as Frank Lindor, "a bounty-hunter with a pension." (Deadline.com)
BUCK ROGERS (New!) - George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures has signed on to executive the proposed reboot series from writer Brian K. Vaughan and Legendary Television. Angry Films' Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Flint Dille - the grandson of John F. Dille, the publisher of the original "Buck Rogers" comic strip - will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)
DOPESICK (Hulu) - Jaime Ray Newman, Andrea Frankle and Will Chase will both recur in the Michael Keaton-led limited series. Newman will play Kathe Sackler, "a member of the Sackler family who works at Purdue Pharma"; with Frankle as Beth Sackler, "the wife of Richard Sackler (Michael Stuhlbarg)"; and Chase as Michael Friedman, "head of marketing for Purdue Pharma." (Deadline.com)
GOOD TROUBLE (Freeform) - Marcus Emanuel Mitchell and Jayson Blair are both bound for the new season as Dyonte, "an activist and organizer with a strong sense of purpose, a nurturing spirit and a sly, playful sense of humor who works with Malika (Zuri Adele)"; and Tony, "a devoted and charismatic lawyer who works for Kathleen Gale (Constance Zimmer)," respectively. (Deadline.com)
HOPE (Amazon, New!) - Nicole Kidman is attached to star in a TV series take on Maria Sødahl's Norwegian film at the streamer, which chronicles "twelve days of a family's Christmas together, the unravelling of a marriage, with six children between them, in this large complicated blended family drama." Alice Bell is penning the script and will executive produce alongside Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films and Amazon Studios. (Deadline.com)
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (Amazon) - Sonya Balmores has scored a recurring role on the upcoming film-turned-TV series. No details about her character were given. (Deadline.com)
NEVERS, THE (HBO) - Philippa Goslett has been tapped as showrunner of the upcoming drama. She'll take over from Joss Whedon, who exited the series in November. (Deadline.com)
NICK CANNON (Syndication) - Nick Cannon's syndicated daytime talk show is officially a go on the Fox Television Stations for this fall after being "put on hold last July in a fallout from the anti-Semitic remarks the actor-comedian had made on his podcast." (Deadline.com)
OFFER, THE (Paramount+) - Armie Hammer has bowed out as lead of the limited series, based on Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy's extraordinary, never-revealed experiences of making "The Godfather." The news comes on the heels of the actor's exit from the feature "Shotgun Wedding" after "a series of unverified Instagram direct messages supposedly written by Hammer leaked online. The messages described graphic sexual fantasies, including cannibalism." (Variety.com)
POWER, THE (Amazon) - Tim Robbins has signed onto the upcoming drama as Daniel Dandon, "the self-righteous and self-important Republican governor of Washington state and constant thorn in the side of Margot Cleary-Lopez (Leslie Mann), the Democratic mayor of Seattle." He replaces Rainn Wilson, who had to bow out due to a scheduling conflict. (Deadline.com)
PUSHING (NBC, New!) - Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook are set to team for a potential comedy at the network about "an all-female birth center and the male doula who shows up to join the team." The project is set up at Universal Television with Mosaic's Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
TITANS (HBO Max) - Jay Lycurgo has been cast as DC Comics hero Tim Drake in the new season, "a streetwise kid who's managed to grow up on the toughest streets without losing his indelible belief in heroism. His easy-going demeanor is backed up by a near-genius mind, a natural detective with a perception of detail far beyond his years." (Variety.com)

  [january 2021]  


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