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[04/26/22 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 26
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!


DEMIMONDE (HBO) - Danielle Deadwyler has booked the lead role in the long-in-the-works series from J.J. Abrams in which after "a woman, Olive Reed (Deadwyler), is torn away from her husband and daughter in a brutal scientific accident, she is forced to unravel a conspiracy to reunite with her family, now lost to a dark, distant other world." Kira Snyder, Rand Ravich, Far Shariat and Ben Stephenson also executive produce with Rachel Rusch Rich as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)
EVIL (Paramount+) - Andrea Martin's Sister Andrea will return as a regular for the series' upcoming third season. (TVLine.com)
IDOL, THE (HBO) - Director Amy Seimetz has bowed out of the music industry drama series. It's understood co-creator Sam Levinson "is now expected to have more of a role in directing the series." (Deadline.com)
KILL THE ORANGE-FACED BEAR (TBS) - The Damon Wayans, Jr.-led comedy series has been nixed "a week before the comedy series was scheduled to begin production on its 10-episode order in Vancouver." Producers plan to shop the project, which had previously completed a pilot, elsewhere. Said decision is reportedly tied to the newly merged Warner Bros. Discovery's pledge "to deliver $3 billion in cost savings." (Deadline.com)
LADY IN THE LAKE (Apple TV+) - Y'lan Noel, Mikey Madison and Brett Gelman are all bound for the Natalie Portman/Lupita Nyong'o-led limited series. No details about their roles were given. (Deadline.com)
MISSING, THE (Peacock) - Steven Pasquale, Stephanie Szostak and Tony Curran are slated to recur on the eight-episode series in yet-to-be-revealed roles. (Deadline.com)
POKER FACE (Peacock) - Oscar winner Adrien Brody is the latest bound for the Natasha Lyonne-led top secret series. (Deadline.com)
POWER BOOK II: GHOST (Starz) - Luna Lauren VĂ©lez will reprise her role of Evelyn Castillo, "the wife of Frank Tejada (David Zayas) and the sister-in-law of Lorenzo Tejada (Berto Colon)," in five episodes during the upcoming third season. (Variety.com)
RAISING DION (Netflix) - The streamer has pulled the plug on the superhero drama after two seasons. (Deadline.com)
RAMY (Hulu) - Julian Sergi has joined the cast of the show's third season as Yuval, "a new business partner for the title character (played by series creator Ramy Youssef)." (Variety.com)
SLIP (Roku) - Emily Hampshire, Whitmer Thomas, Tymika Tafari and Amar Chadha-Patel will star opposite Emily Hampshire in the comedy series. They'll play Sandy, Elijah, Gina and Eric, respectively. No other character details were given. (Deadline.com)
SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY, THE (Amazon) - Author/creator Jenny Han has signed an overall television and film deal with Amazon Studios. (Deadline.com)





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· DEMIMONDE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EVIL (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· IDOL, THE (HBO)
· KILL THE ORANGE-FACED BEAR (TBS)
· LADY IN THE LAKE (APPLE TV PLUS)
· MISSING, THE (PEACOCK)
· POKER FACE (PEACOCK)
· POWER BOOK II: GHOST (STARZ)
· RAISING DION (NETFLIX)
· RAMY (HULU)
· SLIP (ROKU)
· SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY, THE (AMAZON)





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