[03/17/21 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 17
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CHICAGO FIRE (NBC) - Co-star Adriyan Rae, who plays Gianna Mackey, confirmed on social media that tonight's episode marked her exit from the series. (@adriyanrae)
CITY PRIMEVAL: HIGH NOON IN DETROIT (FX, New!) - "Justified" alums Graham Yost, Michael Dinner and Dave Andron are looking to re-team for a new Elmore Leonard adaptation at the network which "follows a killer named Clement Mansell, known as the "Oklahoma Wildman," and dedicated Detroit homicide detective Raymond Cruz who vows to take him down." It's understood actor Timothy Olyphant may reprise his role of Raylan Givens for the project, with Dinner and Andron writing and Dinner likewise directing. Yost, Chris Provenzano, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, V.J. Boyd, Taylor Elmore and Peter Leonard would also executive produce for Sony Pictures Television and MGM Television with Walter Mosely and Ingrid Escajeda as consulting producers and Eisa Davis producing. (Deadline.com)
CLOISTER F*CKED (CW) (The CW) - The network's millennial nuns pilot has cast Karen Robinson as Sister Mary Annette Shiloh, "the loving, defacto head-nun-in-charge, slyly trying to slingshot the Church into the 21st Century by mentoring the next generation"; Joe Regalbuto as Father Quinn, "a charming, political, old-school priest who believes that nothing and no-one can ruffle his feathers, especially not one of the sisters"; Kathleen Chalfant as Sister Joyce, "the elder-states-nun with a heart of gold and a belly full of brandy"; Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Laurie, ​"a musical prodigy and the parish choir director, trying to spread a radical message of love, compassion and joy"; and Abubakr Ali as Rahim, "the sensitive heartthrob whose wit and charm are matched only by Sr. Maggie, who he will try and tempt into a tricky grey-area." (Deadline.com)
LADY IN THE LAKE (Apple TV+) - Natalie Portman and Sophie Mas's MountainA banner has signed a first-look deal with Apple, giving the company first crack at their output. (Deadline.com)
NCIS (CBS) - Pam Dawber, the real-life wife of star Mark Harmon, will appear in four upcoming episodes as Marcie Warren, "a seasoned investigative journalist who uses her savvy wit and down-to-earth people skills to aid in her tireless pursuit of truth." (EW.com)
SELENA + CHEF (HBO Max) - Executive producer Melissa Stokes has signed an overall deal with the streaming service. (Deadline.com)
SINNER, THE (USA) - Alice Kremelberg has joined the cast of the show's fourth season as Percy Muldoon, "a tough and charismatic young woman born into a prominent fishing family on Deer Island in Northern Maine. Having excelled in the largely male world of lobster fishing, Percy's even-keeled demeanor is forever altered by a horrific tragedy that throws her life off course." (Deadline.com)
STATION 19 (ABC) - Khalilah Joi will recur on the current season as Condola Vargas, "an accomplished litigator who went to law school with Dean's (Okieriete Onaodowan) sister, and with whom Dean has a romantic past. She's whip-smart and effortlessly chic - owning every room she is in." (Deadline.com)

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