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[08/27/21 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 27
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!


BILLY THE KID (Epix) - Daniel Webber is set to star opposite Tom Blyth in the drama series as Jesse Evans: "If Billy the Kid hadn't been there, Evans would have been the most famous outlaw taking part in the Lincoln County Wars. The leader of the Seven Rivers Gang, Jesse meets Billy when both of them are teenagers. Unlike Billy, Jesse has already embraced a life of crime: robbing stores and cattle rustling. Billy is attracted to his wild and reckless character and becomes Billy's doppelganger of sorts - his shadow self, forever inviting him over to the dark side of life." (Deadline.com)
CARNIVAL ROW (Amazon) - Jamie Harris's Sergeant Dombey has been upped to regular for the series' upcoming second season. (Deadline.com)
CHARMED (The CW) - Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro are stepping down as showrunner of the series, handing over the reins to Jeffrey Lieber, Joey Falco and Nicki Renna. Said duo will remain as executive producers. (TVLine.com)
CHERISH THE DAY (OWN) - Filming on the series' second season in New Orleans was "shut down Thursday with a shelter-in-place order to prepare for the incoming [Hurricane Ida]." (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO MED (NBC) - Michael Rady is bound for the upcoming season in a yet-to-be-revealed role. (TVLine.com)
DC'S STARGIRL (The CW) - Neil Hopkins's Sportsmaster and Joy Osmanski's Tigress are both slated to return as regulars for the show's third season. (Deadline.com)
GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE, THE (Hulu) - Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz has joined the cast of the upcoming drama as Conrad "Co" Roy II, Coco's (Colton Ryan) father: "Toughened by life and work at the docks and on the boats in Mattapoisett, MA, Co is forced to face his own mistakes as a father and sets out to come to terms with the death of his son." (Deadline.com)
KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF (AMC) - The Annie Murphy-led drama has been renewed for an eight-episode second season, due next year. (Variety.com)
LEGACIES (The CW) - Omono Okojie's Cleo Sowande is the latest to be promoted to regular on the series' fourth season. (Deadline.com)
MAGNUM PI (CBS) - Chantal Thuy has scored a recurring role on the new season as Lia Kaleo, "a smart, street-savvy HPD Detective who has been secretly dating Magnum behind everyone's back - including that of her partner, Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang). And as the season progresses, we'll learn that Lia's relationship with Magnum isn't the only secret she's been keeping." (TVLine.com)
THING ABOUT PAM, THE (NBC) - Pre-production on the limited series in New Orleans has been suspended due to "storm Ida now possibly making landfall in Louisiana on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane." (Deadline.com)





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· BILLY THE KID (EPIX)
· CARNIVAL ROW (AMAZON)
· CHARMED (CW)
· CHERISH THE DAY (OWN)
· CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· DC'S STARGIRL (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE, THE (HULU)
· KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF (AMC)
· LEGACIES (CW)
· MAGNUM P.I. (CBS)
· THING ABOUT PAM, THE (NBC)





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