[12/09/21 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 9
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CATCHING BABIES (ABC, New!) - Margaret Easley and Laura Putney are developing a potential drama at the Alphabet which "follows a team of gifted medical professionals whose careers are dedicated to the beginnings of life: maternal/fetal and family medicine - an area unique in the medical world for the intensity of emotion, political fury, and cultural angst it elicits." The project is based on J.D. Kleinke's novel with Johnny Galecki, Reid Scott, Elspeth Keller and Michael Baum also executive producing for Warner Bros. Television. Cory Wood of Alcide Bava Productions will co-executive produce. (Deadline.com)
COWBOY BEBOP (Netflix) - The streamer has canceled its live-action adaptation of the anime series after one season. (Deadline.com)
HOW TO GET OVER BRIAN BYERS (CBS, New!) - Writer Ilana Peña and comedian Anne Sundell have sold a hybrid comedy to the Eye in which "two enemies-turned-best friends Anna and Izzy band together to get over their shared ex-boyfriend. Together, they tackle their 20s, helping each other navigate work, dating and moving on. Eventually, they'll learn that the only way to truly get over someone is to fall in love with yourself." Peña will executive produce via her CBS Studios-based Tilde Productions with Sundell as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)
LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME (NBC) - Robin Lord Taylor will recur on the current season as Sebastian McClane, AKA Constantine, "a notorious hacker, who is one of several high-security convicts on the run after a prison break. To try and track him down, Bell's (Danielle Moné Truitt) task force - including OCCB hacker Jet (Ainsley Seiger) - is brought in." (GiveMeMyRemote.com)
RIPLEY (Showtime) - Eliot Sumner is slated to recur on the upcoming Tom Ripley series as "a friend of Dickie's who becomes suspicious of Tom." (Deadline.com)
SKY ON FIRE (NBC, New!) - Emilio Ortega Aldrich and Jake Coburn are set to team for a new drama at the network which centers around President Eva Ortiz, "a decorated war veteran and the nation's first Latina president, who, after surviving an assassination attempt, embarks on an undercover mission to expose the people responsible." My So-Called Company's Julie Plec is also on board to executive produce for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)
TELL ME LIES (Hulu) - The streamer's Carola Lovering adaptation has cast Sonia Mena as Pippa, "the ringleader of the group who uses her bravado to mask a deep insecurity"; Catherine Missal as Bree, "one of Lucy's best friends and has been since their first day of college"; and Alicia Crowder as Diana, who "has an Audrey Hepburn air about her, elegant, confident, and poised." (Deadline.com)
WEDNESDAY (Netflix) - Thora Birch has bowed out of Tim Burton's live-action Addams Family series due to "a personal matter." Producers however don't plan to recast the role as the bulk of her scenes as Tamara Novak, Wednesday's dorm mother, have already been filmed. A new character will instead be introduced to fill said void. (Deadline.com)

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