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[04/22/22 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 22
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ADAM & EVA/BLANK SLATE/COMPANY YOU KEEP, THE/FIND THE LIGHT/FOUND/IRRATIONAL, THE/NATIONAL PARKS/NEVER GAME, THE/SON IN LAW, THE/UNBROKEN/WILL TRENT (Various) - At least 11 of the proposed broadcast pilots will not be completed in time for their respective network's 2022-23 schedule announcement in May. (Deadline.com)
GILDED AGE, THE (HBO) - The show's second season has tapped Laura Benanti (Susan Blane), Robert Sean Leonard (Reverend Matthew Forte), Christopher Denham (Robert McNeil), David Furr (Dashiell Montgomery), Ben Lamb (The Duke of Buckingham), Matilda Lawler (Frances Montgomery), Dakin Mathews (Mr. Winterton), Michael Braugher (Booker T. Washington), and Nicole Brydon Bloom (Caroline Stuyvesant) for recurring roles. They'll also be joined by Rebeca Haden, who will return as the mysterious Flora McNeil. (Deadline.com)
GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew are the latest alums returning the veteran drama. Both will appear in the May 26 season finale however no plot specifics were given. (Deadline.com)
PLATONIC/WOKE (Apple TV+/Hulu) - Brittany Miller has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, home to the aforementioned series. Miller was part of the staff of both projects. (Deadline.com)
WHEEL OF TIME, THE (Amazon) - Ayoola Smart will recur on the show's sophomore run as Aviendha, "a Wise One of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel and one of the three lovers of Rand al'Thor." (Deadline.com)





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· ADAM & EVA (NBC)
· BLANK SLATE (NBC)
· COMPANY YOU KEEP, THE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIND THE LIGHT (ABC)
· FOUND (NBC)
· GILDED AGE, THE (HBO)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· IRRATIONAL, THE (NBC)
· NATIONAL PARKS (2022 VERSION) (ABC)
· NEVER GAME, THE (CBS)
· PLATONIC (APPLE TV PLUS)
· SON IN LAW, THE (ABC)
· UNBROKEN (NBC)
· WHEEL OF TIME, THE (AMAZON)
· WILL TRENT (ABC)
· WOKE (HULU)





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