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[10/07/21 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 7
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!


BEAT BOBBY FLAY (Food Network) - Bobby Flay is on track to part ways with Food Network after 27 years when his latest contract expires at year's end. (Variety.com)
GENERATION (HBO Max) - Daniel and Ben Barnz have signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios where they'll develop new series projects via their We're Not Brothers Productions banner. The pact includes a first-look feature deal. (THR.com)
GRAND CREW (NBC) - Creator Phil Augusta Jackson has signed an overall deal with Universal Television, home to his upcoming comedy series. (Deadline.com)
MUCH ADO ABOUT CHRISTMAS (GAC Family) - Susie Abromeit has signed an overall deal with GAC Family which calls for the actress to star in four original films on the cable channel and host GAC Family Original Movie Nights. (Deadline.com)
RIVERDALE (The CW) - Kiernan Shipka will reprise her "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" role of Sabrina Spellman during the fellow Archie Comics-based series' upcoming sixth season. (@CW_Riverdale)
SUPER PUMPED (Showtime) - The Joseph Gordon-Levitt-led anthology series has cast Darren Pettie as Hendricks, "an Uber exec who will do whatever it takes to keep the company alive and in the clear"; Noah Weisberg as Quentin, "a bright Uber engineer whose smarts and initiative revolutionize Uber's tech capabilities"; Mark Gessner as Gil, "a representative of Uber's legal department"; and Joel Kelley Dauten as Ryan Graves, "the presentable Head of Operations and former CEO of Uber." (Variety.com)
TASK LYST, THE (NBC, New!) - David Slack has sold a small screen take on Scott Hylbert's novel to the network: "Need someone to fix a cabinet? Walk your dog? Fire up TaskLyst, an app where you can hire random people to do pretty much anything. But if they're not careful about what they do and who they do it for... well, mundane gig work can turn perilous. This is the story of six ordinary people who discover that a simple job they did for a little extra cash is actually part of a much larger and deadlier plot, and the only way for them to survive is to find each other and work together to hunt down the anonymous taskmaster who is pulling their strings." Sony Pictures Television is behind the project with My Own Shingle's Carey Nelson Burch and Osprey Productions' Josh Berman and Jennifer Robinson likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED ALASKA PROJECT (ABC) - Jeff Perry will star opposite Hilary Swank in the drama pilot as Stanley, "a solid leader but not without his own quirks. A journeyman journalist, raised in Alaska. He's had a long career as an editor working in various metro dailies in the lower 48. He came back to Anchorage with the express idea of running the daily metro newspaper in Anchorage. He sees the end of the line now and wants to leave the paper better than when he found it, which is an impossible task. Having worked with Eileen (Swank) twenty years ago, he seeks her out to join him in Alaska with a job offer at the paper." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED WANDAVISION SPIN-OFF PROJECT (Disney+, New!) - Kathryn Hahn is attached to reprise her "WandaVision" role of Agatha Harkness in a spin-off series for the streaming service. Jac Schaeffer is spearheading the project, plot details of which remain under wraps. Schaeffer recently signed an overall deal with sibling 20th Television. (Variety.com)





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· BEAT BOBBY FLAY (FOOD)
· CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (NETFLIX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GENERA+ION (HBO MAX)
· GRAND CREW (NBC)
· MUCH ADO ABOUT CHRISTMAS (GAC FAMILY)
· RIVERDALE (CW)
· SUPER PUMPED (SHOWTIME)
· TASK LYST, THE (NBC)
· UNTITLED ALASKA PROJECT (ABC)
· UNTITLED WANDAVISION SPIN-OFF PROJECT (DISNEY PLUS)
· WANDAVISION (DISNEY PLUS)





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