[03/16/22 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 16
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ANANSI BOYS (Amazon) - CCH Pounder, Jason Watkins and Fiona Shaw will round out the cast of the Neil Gaiman adaptation. Pounder will play Mrs. Higgler, "the matriarch of her clan and an old family friend of Charlie's"; with Watkins as Graham Coats; and Shaw as Maeve Livingstone. (Deadline.com)
ANNE RICE'S MAYFAIR WITCHES (AMC) - Alexandra Daddario is the first to be cast in the upcoming drama as Rowan, "a brilliant doctor who grapples with her fate as the heir to a family of powerful witches." (Variety.com)
BIG SWISS (HBO, New!) - Jodie Comer is attached to star in a small screen take on Jen Beagin's upcoming book at the pay channel, which "follows a woman, who after starting a new life anonymously transcribing sex therapy sessions in Hudson, NY, becomes fixated with one of the patients, leading to an obsessive, explosive relationship between the two. Comer stars as Flavia aka Big Swiss." A24 and Adam McKay's Hyperobject Industries are behind the project with Comer and Beagin also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO MED (NBC) - Jessy Schram's Hannah Asher is returning to the medical drama as series regular, as revealed in this evening's installment. (Deadline.com)
COURTSHIP, THE (NBC) - The dating series, originally developed for Peacock, is on the move once again, this time to USA Network. New episodes will now air on Wednesdays at 11:00/10:00c following "Temptation Island." The change comes just two weeks into its run on Sunday nights at 8:00/7:00c on NBC. An original "The Weakest Link" will fill the hour this Sunday, March 20 with encores of "American Song Contest" taking over on March 27. (Deadline.com)
CRASHING/GIRLS (HBO) - Judd Apatow has inked a multiple-year deal with Universal's film and television studios, ending his longtime relationship with WarnerMedia-backed HBO. (THR.com)
DESUS & MERO (Showtime) - Desus Nice took to social media with the news he has tested positive for COVID-19, bumping tomorrow's episode. (@desusnice)
EAST NEW YORK (CBS) - Amanda Warren has booked the lead role on the drama pilot as Regina Haywood, "the newly promoted deputy inspector of East New York, an impoverished, working-class will neighborhood at the eastern edge of Brooklyn. She leads a diverse group of officers and detectives, some of whom are reluctant to deploy her creative methods of serving and protecting during the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification. For former street cop Regina, sharply dressed and serious about her job, her father and her dog are the only two souls with whom she can be fully vulnerable." (Deadline.com)
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, THE (Syndication) - Ellen DeGeneres will sign off as host after 19 seasons on Thursday, May 26. It's understood episodes will continue to air this summer featuring guest hosts, compilation shows and repeats. (Deadline.com)
GOOD TROUBLE (Freeform) - Maia Mitchell, who plays Callie on the series, has confirmed her exit after three seasons following the events of tonight's episode. (Deadline.com)
GREAT, THE (Hulu) - Oscar- and Emmy-nominated writer Tony McNamara has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Signature, home of his period drama. (THR.com)
STUBS (TBS, New!) - Lindsay Golder has sold a potential comedy to the cable channel in which "a small town's former golden girl returns home 3/4ths the woman she was, and discovers that it's much harder for her to run from her problems when she's only got one leg." Dave Chernin, John Chernin, Oly Obst, Nicolas Frenkel and Katie Newman will also executive produce for 3 Arts Entertainment. (Deadline.com)
UNBROKEN (NBC) - Scott Bakula has signed on the drama pilot as Ash Holleran, "a retired saddle bronc rodeo champion who's desperate to hold on to the California ranch that's been in his family for generations. With neighbors encroaching, and his winery and trail riding businesses barely turning a profit, Ash and his extended family will be forced to dig deep to find a road back to the life they once knew." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED BOYS SPIN-OFF PROJECT (Amazon) - Chance Perdomo has been cast in the upcoming spin-off series. He'll replace the previous announced Shane Paul McGhie as part of the creative changes under new showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. (Deadline.com)
WALKER: INDEPENDENCE (The CW) - Katherine McNamara is set to star opposite Matt Barr in the prequel series pilot as Abby Walker: "Originally from Boston's high society, Abby is a tough-minded woman, moving across the country with her husband to a new life in Independence. After her husband is killed by a horse thief in the night, Abby wanders grief-stricken through the brush and finally into the town of Independence. She takes on the name of "Walker" and sets about building her strength (personal and financial), because she's going to be the first Walker to go to war against overwhelming odds. The first but not the last..." (Deadline.com)

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