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[04/28/22 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 28
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!


ADAM & EVA (NBC) - Kevin Iannucci and Bethany Brown have both been cast in the network's domestic take on the Dutch series. Iannucci will play Derek, "Adam's (Ben Rappaport) new co-worker, a damn-the-torpedoes truth-teller on a quest to find love." And Brown will portray Neela, "Eva's (Alexandra Chando) former art school buddy, current roommate and ride-or-die best friend." (Deadline.com)
ANNE RICE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (AMC) - Maura Grace Athari has joined the cast of the upcoming drama series as Antoinette, "a blues singer whose relationship with Lestat (Sam Reid) disrupts our two vampires' domestic tranquility." (Deadline.com)
ANNE RICE'S MAYFAIR WITCHES (AMC) - The Anne Rice adaptation has cast Annabeth Gish as Diedre; Tongayi Chirisa as Citroen; Beth Grant as Carlotta; Erica Gimpel as Ellie; and Jen Richards as Jojo. No other specifics were released. Production on the series began this week in New Orleans. (Deadline.com)
DIPLOMAT, THE (Netflix) - David Gyasi, Ato Essandoh and Rory Kinnear have joined the cast of the Keri Russell-led political thriller series as Dennison, Stuart and Trowbridge, respectively. Additionally, Miguel Sandoval, Nana Mensah, Michael McKean, Celia Imrie and Penny Downie are slated to recur. No other character details were given. (THR.com)
ECHO (Disney+) - Devery Jacobs has been cast in the Alaqua Cox-led Marvel Studios series. She's "believed to be playing one of the leads, referred to as Julie, who is resilient and strong willed." (Deadline.com)
GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC) - Co-star/executive producer Wendi McLendon-Covey has signed a first-look deal with producer Sony Pictures Television. The actress/producer recently signed on to return for the show's 10th season. (Deadline.com)
ISLE OF THE DEAD (AMC) - Gaius Charles will star alongside Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the spin-off series as Perlie Armstrong: "He's confident, ruthless, and unyielding in the pursuit of what he believes is justice, with the force of his will and his menace. Perlie enjoys his work and intersperses humor with the terror he incites. This is a family man, devoted to building a safe world for his wife and daughters. His journey unearths a loss he is haunted by. He has patience and resilience and walks rather than runs from his mistakes." (Deadline.com)
WAY DOWN, THE: GOD, GREED, AND THE CULT OF GWEN SHAMBLIN (HBO Max, New!) - The streamer is developing a scripted incarnation of its recent documentary series, about "cult-like figure Gwen Shamblin Lara - who rose to fame with her Weigh Down Workshop, a Christian-based diet program, and founded the Remnant Fellowship Church." Michelle Dean is spearheading the project for Campfire Studios, Huntley Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. Marina Zenovich, Nile Cappello, Ross Dinerstein, P.G. Morgan, Luke Dillon and Chrissy Teigen will also executive produce with Rebecca Evans and Ross Girard as co-executive producers. (Deadline.com)
WHITE LOTUS, THE (HBO) - Molly Shannon has inked a one-year first-look development deal with sibling HBO Max. (Deadline.com)
WOLVES OF 125TH STREET, THE (Peacock, New!) - Grace Edwards has sold a potential comedy series to the streamer which "follows three Black best friends who unite to open a cannabis dispensary in gentrifying Harlem and hire formerly incarcerated neighbors in need of second chances." Tina Fey and Eric Gurian of Little Stranger and David Miner and Olivia Gerke of 3 Arts Entertainment will also executive produce for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)





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· ADAM & EVA (NBC)
· ANNE RICE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (AMC)
· ANNE RICE'S MAYFAIR WITCHES (AMC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIPLOMAT, THE (NETFLIX)
· ECHO (DISNEY PLUS)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· ISLE OF THE DEAD (AMC)
· WAY DOWN, THE (HBO MAX)
· WAY DOWN, THE: GOD, GREED, AND THE CULT OF GWEN SHAMBLIN (HBO MAX)
· WHITE LOTUS, THE (HBO)
· WOLVES OF 125TH STREET, THE (PEACOCK)





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