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[11/18/21 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 18
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!


BMF DOCUMENTARY SERIES (Starz, New!) - The pay channel has commissioned an eight-episode companion documentary series about true story behind the drama series "BMF." G-Unit Film and Television's Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Jigsaw Productions' Alex Gibney are behind the project with Shan Nicholson serving as showrunner as well as directing alongside Chris Frierson. (Deadline.com)
ENDGAME, THE (NBC) - Karl Josef Co and Massiel Mordan have both been cast in the midseason drama. Co will play Louie, "described as a jaunty master thief with relentless charm. As one of the key players in Elena's scheme, he's a natural leader and Rona's fiancé." Mordan then plays Rona, "described as a fierce and enterprising operative from the Dominican Republic. As second-in-command in Elena's criminal organization, she has stakes in the game and is determined to come out on top." (Variety.com)
FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE (FX on Hulu) - Jesse Eisenberg has booked the title role on the limited series, centered on recently separated forty-something Toby Fleishman, who dives into the brave new world of app-based dating with the kind of success he never had dating in his youth, before he got married at the tail-end of medical school. But just at the start of his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife, Rachel, disappears, leaving him with the kids and no hint of where she is or whether she plans to return. As he balances parenting, the return of old friends, a promotion at the hospital that is a long time coming, and all the eligible women that Manhattan has to offer, he realizes that he'll never be able to figure out what happened to Rachel until he can take a more honest look at what happened to their marriage in the first place. (Deadline.com)
SANTOS OF CHICAGO, THE (NBC, New!) - Jorge A. Reyes is developing a new semi-autobiographical drama at the network which "follows the lives and loves of six Afro-Latinx siblings, led by the two eldest sisters who, during their insurgent run for Congress, will become the Latina Jack and Bobby Kennedy. This leads their siblings to pursue success in their own fields, leading them on a surprising, tumultuous journey as their ordinary family transforms into an American dynasty." Propagate Content's Ben Silverman, Howard Owens and Rodney Ferrell and I Am Other Productions' Pharrell Williams and Mimi Valdes will also executive produce for Universal Television with Shani Saxon as a co-executive producer and Verky Baldonado as a co-producer. (Deadline.com)





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· BMF (STARZ)
· BMF DOCUMENTARY SERIES (STARZ)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ENDGAME, THE (NBC)
· FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE (FX ON HULU)
· SANTOS OF CHICAGO, THE (NBC)





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