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[07/06/21 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 6
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BATWOMAN (The CW) - Robin Givens has joined the cast of the show's third season as Jada Jet: "A powerful CEO for Jet Industries, Jada isn't bossy: she's the boss. Passionate and hard working, a woman who has worked her way through life's ups and downs to climb her way to the top - all while being extremely protective over her impetuous son. A woman with a deep past that forced her to give up her first-born child, Jada is a woman with a good heart, but will do whatever it takes to protect her family." (Deadline.com)
CARL WEBER'S THE FAMILY BUSINESS (BET+) - Nazo Bravo is slated to recur on the series' third season as Russian oligarch Demetri Igor. (Deadline.com)
CRUEL SUMMER (Freeform) - Creator Bert V. Royal has bowed out of the series due to creative differences, an exit that reportedly dates back to after the pilot wrapped last summer. (THR.com)
HARDY BOYS, THE (Hulu) - Alli Chung has booked a recurring role on the show's sophomore run as Jesse Hooper, "the proud and stoic new police chief of Bridgeport and mother of Biff Hooper." (Deadline.com)
JOE EXOTIC (Peacock) - Kyle MacLachlan has been tapped to play Howard Baskin, "Carole's (Kate McKinnon) even-keeled husband who supports her throughout the endeavor with Joe (John Cameron Mitchell)," in the limited series. (Deadline.com)
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, A (Amazon) - Saidah Ekulona will recur on the feature-turned-TV series as Toni Chapman, "Maxine (Chante Adams)'s mother, a successful entrepreneur and the unofficial mayor of the small but growing black community in Rockford, Illinois. She has big dream for her daughter, but Max has dreams of her own." (Deadline.com)
LOVE AND DEATH (HBO Max) - Lily Rabe has been cast as Betty Gore in the limited series about two church going couples, enjoying small town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe. Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons and Patrick Fugit also star. (Deadline.com)
PAM & TOMMY (Hulu) - Paul Ben-Victor has scored a recurring role on the limited series as super-lawyer Richard Alden "who enters the fray on Pam and Tommy's behalf. Confident, powerful, Alden is always right - until he's wrong." (Deadline.com)
POWER BOOK IV: FORCE (Starz) - Showrunner Robert Munic has departed the spin-off series over creative differences. It's understood filming, which is scheduled to wrap in a few weeks, will not be impacted. (Deadline.com)
YOUNG ROCK (NBC) - Matthew Willig, who recurs as Andre the Giant on the series, will return as a regular for the show's second season. (Variety.com)





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· BATWOMAN (CW)
· CRUEL SUMMER (FREEFORM)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAMILY BUSINESS, THE (BET PLUS)
· HARDY BOYS, THE (HULU)
· JOE EXOTIC (PEACOCK)
· LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, A (AMAZON)
· LOVE AND DEATH (HBO MAX)
· PAM & TOMMY (HULU)
· POWER BOOK IV: FORCE (STARZ)
· YOUNG ROCK (NBC)





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