[11/09/21 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 9
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ANGELYNE (Peacock) - David Krumholtz will guest on the limited series in a yet-to-be-revealed role. (Deadline.com)
KE NUI ROAD (HBO Max) - The pilot - "a contemporary drama set on the North Shore of Oahu, focusing on the relationships between an elite crew of heavy-water lifeguards and the teens and young adults they mentor and train in the junior lifeguard program" - has tapped its principal cast as follows: Robbie Magasiva as Sonny, "a surfer, waterman, and North Shore lifeguard captain with deep ties to his community, the surf world, and his Hawaiian heritage"; Andrew Creer as Will, "a cocky, self-promoting young lifeguard from Newport Beach determined to move up the ranks and prove himself as a North Shore waterman"; Tessa de Josselin as Jenn, "one of the few female lifeguards on the North Shore - competitive, tough, a natural leader and one of the best lifesavers on the North Shore in dangerous surf"; Kekoa Scott Kekumano as Laka, "a fun-loving local boy from a big Hawaiian family, fearless in the ocean, never afraid of a good time"; Koa Tom as Kainalu, "a local Hawaiian kid born with a once-in-a-generation surfing talent, hampered by circumstances but driven to show the world what he's made of"; Rachel Ogechi Kanu as Ruby, "a recent arrival to the North Shore, Ruby has come to Hawaii with her military family, crippled by grief and badly in need of healing and a friend"; Z'aree Pu'ukani Loganbill as Mahina, "the smart, fiercely independent, middle daughter from a working-class Hawaiian family fighting to remain on a North Shore that's becoming too expensive for the Hawaiians who've been there for generations"; Ethan Rich as Kade, "a brash young surfer born to action sports royalty who is groomed by his parents and the industry to surf stardom. A stardom he's no longer certain he wants"; and George Mason as Paul, "a surf team manager living free at the team house and responsible for coaching, mentoring, and managing a team of teen surfers and professional surfers." Matt Kester, John Wells and Erin Jontow are the executive producers with Brian Keaulana, Llewellyn Wells and Terri Murphy producing. (Deadline.com)
RESIDENT, THE (FOX) - Aneesha Joshi, sister of series regular Anuji Joshi, will recur on the series as Leela Devi's sister Padma Devi, who "shakes things up in Leela's life when she comes to visit." (Deadline.com)
SNOWFALL (FX) - Brandon Jay McLaren, DeVaughn Nixon and Tiffany Lonsdale will each recur on the upcoming fifth seaosn. McLaren will play Buckley, "a detective with the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) Unit." Nixon then is Kane Hamilton, "a powerful ex-con who used to be a member of the neighborhood." And Lonsdale is Parissa, "strong-willed, powerful, educated, sexual, and with a droll and dry sense of humor, this former physician has a history with Teddy (Carter Hudson) and tends to him after he's been hurt." (Deadline.com)
SUPER PUMPED (Showtime) - David Krumholtz will recur as Google co-founder Sergey Brin in the anthology series. (Deadline.com)

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