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[05/26/21 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 26
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ECHO 3 (Apple TV+) - Michiel Huisman will star alongside Luke Evans in the action-thriller drama series as Prince, "a member of the "Echo 3" team and Amber's husband." (Deadline.com)
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (HBO Max, New!) - Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Josh Bycel are set to team for an animated series at the streamer based on Topps' 1980s trading cards, "a parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids line of dolls - featured gross-out humor and a subversive attitude and became a pop culture phenomenon." Rough House Pictures' Brandon James and Tornante TV's Noel Bright and Steven A. Cohen will also executive produce. No plot specifics were given. (THR.com)
JUST BEYOND (Disney+) - Christine Ko, Malcolm Barrett, Sally Pressman, Cedric Joe, Riki Lindhome, Tim Heidecker, Gabriel Bateman, Cyrus Arnold, Arjun Athalye, Jack Gore, Logan Gray, Elisha Henig, Rachel Marsh, Jy Prishkulnik, Megan Stott, Henry Thomas and Izabela Vidovic have all booked yet-to-be-revealed roles on the supernatural anthology series. (Deadline.com)
SECRET INVASION (Disney+) - Christopher McDonald is the latest to board the Marvel Studios series, billed as "a newly created character that could cross over to the larger MCU, including appearing in movies and other Disney+ limited series." (Deadline.com)
STAIRCASE, THE (HBO Max) - Parker Posey has been tapped for a role on the limited series adaptation of the true-crime docuseries as Freda Black, "assistant district attorney and prosecutor in the Peterson case." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED LAKERS PROJECT (HBO) - The ever-expanding ensemble of the pay channel's 1980s Los Angeles Lakers has cast Rory Cochrane as Jerry Tarkanian, "the blustery, colorful, infamous coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels"; Danny Burstein as Vic Weiss, "the manager and childhood best friend of Jerry Tarkanian"; Austin Aaron as Mark Landsberger, "a hulking, lovable oaf"; Ta'Nika Gibson as Debbie Allen, "a bright young star reaching new heights in her career"; Edwin Hodge as Ron Boone, "a tough, crafty NBA veteran"; Terence Davis as Adrian Dantley, "a stylish NBA All-Star destined for the Hall of Fame"; and Ja'Quan Cole as Ron Carter, "a hard-working NBA veteran." (Deadline.com)
WANDAVISION (Disney+) - Creator has Jac Schaeffer has signed a three-year overall deal with Marvel Studios and 20th Television where she'll develop new series projects on an exclusive basis. (Deadline.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ECHO 3 (APPLE TV PLUS)
· GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (HBO MAX)
· JUST BEYOND (DISNEY PLUS)
· SECRET INVASION (DISNEY PLUS)
· STAIRCASE, THE (HBO MAX)
· UNTITLED LAKERS PROJECT (HBO)
· WANDAVISION (DISNEY PLUS)





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