[03/29/22 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 29
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CROWN, THE/FALL, THE/SEX EDUCATION (Netflix) - Actress Gillian Anderson has signed a two-year first-look deal with the streamer to develop new series projects via her Fiddlehead Productions banner. (Variety.com)
GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - Rome Flynn is slated to recur on the current season as Wendell Ndugu, the brother of Winston (Anthony Hill), "a typical younger sibling with a mischievous sense of humor - he's hoping to impress Winston with his new sales rep role at a medical technology company." (Variety.com)
LAW & ORDER: SVU (NBC) - Reggie Lee will guest on the show's 20th episode this season as "the father of a missing teenage girl"; while Virginia Kull will also drop by as "the girl's mother." (TVLine.com)
NOT DEAD YET (ABC) - Gina Rodriguez has signed on to star in the single-camera comedy pilot, about Nell Stevens, "a self-described disaster [who] works to restart the life and career she left behind 10 years ago. Moving back home to Pasadena - a world where everyone seems to have a better life than she does (kids, careers, happy marriages, etc.) Nell can only afford to share an apartment with a stranger who monitors how much electricity she uses and pesters her about her recycling habits (which lately include a lot of empty White Claws.) A once successful journalist, Nell put her career on hold to help her fiancé get his restaurant off the ground. Following their break up, she takes the only job she can get - writing obituaries - which at first seems like a step backwards but ultimately may be exactly what she needs to move forward." (Deadline.com)
RABBIT HOLE (Paramount+) - Rob Yang will star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the espionage drama as Edward Homm, "a mild-mannered, stiff and unassuming U.S. Treasury employee becomes entangled in an espionage scheme." (THR.com)
SAINT X (Hulu) - Victoria Pedretti is the first to be cast in the upcoming drama, an adaptation of Alexis Schaitkin's novel, as Emily, "a sharp and ambitious editor of environmental documentaries whose carefully constructed, seemingly perfect life begins to crumble." (Deadline.com)
SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS, THE (HBO Max) - Gavin Leatherwood, who plays Nico Murray on the series, will not return for the show's second season. (TVLine.com)
TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN (Amazon) - Co-creator Carlton Cuse has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Amazon Studios. He had been previously set up at ABC Signature. (Deadline.com)
TOONING OUT THE NEWS (Paramount+) - Co-creators Mike Leech and Zach Smilovitz have renewed their overall deal with CBS Studios, home to the animated series. (Deadline.com)
WELCOME TO DERRY (HBO Max, New!) - Jason Fuchs is spearheading a proposed prequel series to the "It" film franchise in which "when children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of kids is faced with their biggest fears when they square off against a murdering clown named Pennywise." Double Dream's Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti will also executive produce for Warner Bros. Television. A writers' room has reportedly been opened. (Deadline.com)
WINCHESTERS, THE (The CW) - Bianca Kajlich has been cast in the prequel series pilot as Millie Winchester, John's (Drake Rodger) mother, who is "hard-working and tough and has done the bulk of parenting in her family for the past 15 years. She has always worried John, a Vietnam veteran, would take after his father and wanted to prevent him from pursuing a dangerous life. She is now coming to grips with the fact that this is exactly what John plans to do." (THR.com)

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