or


[09/08/21 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 8
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!


24 (FOX) - Tne network is having "active creative discussions" about a new installment of the franchise. "There's still a possibility, there's still some discussions with the producers on a take that we have yet to hear," FOX Entertainment President Michael Thorn said. "There [are] some active creative discussions that are happening." (Deadline.com)
CHARMED (The CW) - Australian actress Lucy Barrett will join the cast of the new season as one of the principal leads, succeeding Madeleine Mantock. No details on her role were given. (Deadline.com)
FANTASY ISLAND (FOX) - The network is considering a second season of the reboot series. "We're really high on it and it's been exciting for us to cross pollinate some of the stars that we have in other series and do other exciting turns on Fantasy Island," said FOX Entertainment President Michael Thorn. "We definitely see a potential second season and it's something that we're talking about now. We're very pleased with the show and Liz [Craft] and Sarah [Fain] did a very good job." (Deadline.com)
FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET+) - The streamer has commissioned a third season of the film-turned-TV series. (Deadline.com)
HIDE (Peacock, New!) - David Tennant is attached to star in a new drama at the streamer, billed as "a Jekyll & Hyde tale by way of a conspiracy thriller," about "a disgraced journalist (David Tennant) stumbles upon a story that could resurrect his career. But he quickly learns he's seen something he shouldn't have, and is now the target of unknown adversaries who will do anything to silence him. On the run as people around him go missing or die, a serious accident has an extraordinary side effect, and he realizes there are monsters in the world - and he may be one of them." Writers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters and director Julie Anne Robinson are behind the project with said group, Tennant and his wife, Georgia Tennant, executive producing for CannyLads, Fazakas & Butters and Universal Television. (Deadline.com)
LABOR OF LOVE (FOX) - The network has nixed the dating series after one season. (Variety.com)
MURDAUGH FAMILY MYSTERIES (HBO Max, New!) - Campfire Studios is developing a multi-part documentary series for the streamer about "the mysterious, still-unraveling events surrounding the murders of a mother and son from a prominent family of lawyers in small-town South Carolina." Ross Dinerstein will executive produce with Rebecca Evans and Ross Girard serving as co-executive producers. (Deadline.com)
NIMH (FOX, New!) - The network is developing an animated take on Robert C. O'Brien's "Rats of NIMH" book series, which "follows Mrs. Frisby, a mouse, who in an effort to save her family goes on a spectacular journey through an unfamiliar and underground world to discover a colony of escaped super-intelligent lab rats who help her on a thrilling adventure to relocate her home before the plows and exterminators arrive." FOX Entertainment and Orion Television are behind the project, which is searching for a writer. (Deadline.com)
QUEENS (ABC) - Precious Way has scored a recurring role on the newcomer as Jojo, "Naomi's, 20-year-old, estranged daughter, who has been living with her grandmother while Naomi has been chasing after her elusive lost fame. Bitterly resentful of her absentee mother, JoJo has written Naomi off for good, and tells her so in no uncertain terms. But when Naomi invites her to attend her comeback at one of the award shows, JoJo is dazzled by this side of her mother, a new perception of Naomi that may spark their reconciliation." (Deadline.com)
TRUE LIES (CBS) - Steve Howey has scored the Arnold Schwarzenegger role on the film-turned-TV series pilot: Harry, "described as a benign, play-it-safe, seemingly risk-averse computer salesman and devoted family man, married with two kids. But in reality, Harry is an undercover operative, a first-class spy working for a covert U.S. Intelligence organization." Anthony Hemingway is directing from a script by Matt Nix with James Cameron, Rae Sanchini, McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh and Josh Levy also executive producing and Anthony Hemingway Productions' Sean Hoagland and Whitney Davis co-executive producing. (Variety.com)





  [september 2021]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· 24 (FOX)
· CHARMED (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FANTASY ISLAND (FOX)
· FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET PLUS)
· HIDE (PEACOCK)
· LABOR OF LOVE (FOX)
· MURDAUGH FAMILY MYSTERIES (HBO MAX)
· NIMH (FOX)
· QUEENS (ABC)
· TRUE LIES (CBS)





[09/16/21 - 11:01 AM]
BET Breakout Hit "Twenties" from Creative Force Lena Waithe of Hillman Grad Productions Returns for Season 2 Wednesday, October 13, Along with a New Original After-Show Hosted and Executive Produced by B. Scott
B. Scott will be joined by the cast and an esteemed roster of guests including voices from the Black LGBTQ+ community that haven't always been given a platform to share their personal experiences.

[09/16/21 - 10:35 AM]
Netflix Announces New Series "Jigsaw," An Innovative, Suspenseful Crime Thriller
The thrilling, action-packed heist drama takes an innovative nonlinear approach to storytelling in a way where viewers are in control.

[09/16/21 - 10:31 AM]
Max Original Adult Animated Series "Ten Year Old Tom" Debuts September 30 on HBO Max
"I wanted to write a show about a kid who's trying to make sense of the world around him, but to do it in a way that doesn't pull punches," said creator Steve Dildarian.

[09/16/21 - 10:31 AM]
Video: "Create the Escape" - Official Trailer
The series, due October 7 on Peacock, allows kids to create, design and build their very own escape rooms.

[09/16/21 - 10:13 AM]
First Three Episodes of "Heels," Critically Acclaimed Wrestling Drama Starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig, Available to Stream for Free Beginning Friday, September 17
The episodes will also be available on Amazon, Apple, Att, Century Link, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Dtv, Google, Roku, Sling, Verizon And Vubiquity.

[09/16/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Another Life" Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The stakes couldn't get higher as Niko and her crew witness the annihilation of a planet. How do you negotiate with aliens capable of such brutality?

[09/16/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Big Sky" Season Two - Extended Trailer Featuring New Cast of Characters Available Now
"Big Sky" follows private detectives Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt as they reunite to investigate a car wreck outside of Helena, Montana, which they soon discover may not be as straightforward a case as it seems.

[09/16/21 - 10:00 AM]
Paramount+ Orders New Scripted Medical Adventure "Skymed" to Series
Life, death and drama at 20,000 feet, "Skymed" weaves together intense character journeys and high-stakes medical rescues, as we follow the triumphs, heartbreaks and tribulations of budding nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in remote Northern Canada.

[09/16/21 - 09:14 AM]
See the New Alicia Keys Like You've Never Seen Her Before in "Noted: Alicia Keys the Untold Stories"
Produced by Keys, "Noted" is a four-part documentary series for YouTube Originals filled with breathtaking, introspective moments and visual displays.

[09/16/21 - 09:05 AM]
Video: "Assault on VA-33" - Official Trailer - The Roku Channel
When a band of terrorists takes over a veterans hospital, only one man can stop them.

[09/16/21 - 09:02 AM]
Netflix Reveals Premiere Date and First Look Photos for "True Story," The Dramatic Limited Series Starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes
A tour stop in Kid's (Hart) hometown of Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world's most famous comedians when the consequences of a lost evening with his wayward older brother (Snipes) threaten to destroy everything he's built.

[09/16/21 - 09:01 AM]
Season Two of HBO Docu-Comedy Series "How to with John Wilson" Debuts November 26
John Wilson continues his heartfelt mission of self-discovery, exploration and observation as he films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on six new deceptively simple topics.

[09/16/21 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Fever Dream" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The charged relationship between two young moms, one a visitor and the other a local, reveals a looming environmental catastrophe and a spiritual crash.

[09/16/21 - 05:01 AM]
Video: "Sex Education" - Season 3 - Trailer 2 - Netflix
Word of the "sex school" gets out as a new head teacher tries to control a rambunctious student body and Otis attempts to hide his secret hookup.

[09/15/21 - 04:01 PM]
Video: "We Couldn't Become Adults" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Prodded by a friend request, a feckless forty-something recalls his past relationships from the 90s onward, looking for his vanished hopes and dreams.