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[05/05/22 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 5
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) - Peter Gadiot and Kim Matula have both been cast in the drama pilot, based on the award-winning Dutch series. Gadiot will play Felix, "an ambitious fine art and fashion photographer whose depth and talent are an irresistible draw for Eva"; while Matula portrays Monica, "a Midwestern transplant who tries to make the best of a bad situation when her mistakes in love come home to roost." (Deadline.com)
FIND THE LIGHT (ABC) - Marsha Stephanie Blake has booked the lead role on the drama pilot: Ellen Roman, "the owner of the practice and a brilliant therapist, has her life shockingly turned upside down when she begins working with a sociopathic patient who may hold the key to the disappearance of her sister five years earlier. Blake's Ellen is smart, beautiful, a natural leader, instantly perceptive, capable of great empathy, fantastic dry sense of whip-smart humor; a deep well of contradictions stemming from a complicated childhood. She is the founder and main therapist of the "Mindful Insight Therapy Group;" she has both the command and vulnerability to make her the sort of therapist who gives everything she has to her patients. But that devotion, while a strength, is also her biggest weakness." (Deadline.com)
JUSTIFIED: CITY PRIMEVAL (FX) - The Timothy Olyphant-led revival series has cast Aunjanue Ellis as Carolyn; Boyd Holbrook as Clement Mansell; Adelaide Clemens as Sandy; Vondie Curtis Hall as Sweetie; Marin Ireland as Maureen; Norbert Leo Butz as Norbert; Victor Williams as Wendell; and Vivian Olyphant, Olyphant's real-life daughter, as Willa. No other plot details were given beyond what was previously released. (Deadline.com)
LAST THING HE TOLD ME, THE (Apple TV+) - Aisha Tyler, Geoff Stults, John Harlan Kim and Augusto Aguilera are the latest cast in the Jennifer Garner-led series. Tyler will play Jules, "the childhood best friend of Jennifer Garner's character Hannah"; with Stults stars as Jake, "Hannah's ex-fiancé"; Harlan Kim as Bobby, "Bailey's longtime high school boyfriend"; and Aguilera as Grady, "a US Marshall investigating Owen's disappearance." (Variety.com)
PLATONIC (Apple TV+) - The Rose Byrne/Seth Rogen-led comedy series has cast Luke Macfarlane as Charlie, "Sylvia's husband"; Tre Hale as Andy, "a friend of Will's and his business partner"; Carla Gallo as Katie, "Sylvia's best friend"; and Andrew Lopez as Reggie, "the main investor in Will's brewery." (Deadline.com)
STERLING AFFAIRS, THE (FX) - Ed O'Neill has been cast as former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in the six-episode limited series. (Deadline.com)
TULSA KING (Paramount+) - A.C. Peterson has been cast in the Sylvester Stallone-led drama as Pete "The Rock" Invernizzi, "Chickie's (Domenick Lombaradozzi) ailing father." (Variety.com)
VIKINGS: VALHALLA (Netflix) - Florian Munteanu has signed onto the show's second season as George Maniakes, "a real-life general of the Byzantine Empire who answers only to The Emir." (Deadline.com)
WILL TRENT (ABC) - Jake McLaughlin and Iantha Richardson are the latest to board the drama pilot starring Ramón Rodríguez and Erika Christensen. McLaughlin will play Michael, "raised upper-middle class in the Atlanta suburbs, served overseas in the Army until an injury sent him home, where he's now a Detective with the APD. He has the vibe of a man who grew up watching tough-guy, anti-hero cops and is now excited to be one himself. Michael has a wife and kid at home, but you'd never know it by talking to him." And Richardson portrays Faith, "Will's partner. Faith was born into a law enforcement family, is armed with wicked wit, always considered herself one of the boys, then got pregnant at 14, but now she's pulled her life together to become a Detective. Faith's new assignment with Will is going to be her biggest challenge yet, but she's up for it, and she knows it could be a shortcut to becoming one of the top agents at the GBI." (Deadline.com)





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· ADAM & EVA (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIND THE LIGHT (ABC)
· JUSTIFIED: CITY PRIMEVAL (FX)
· LAST THING HE TOLD ME, THE (APPLE TV PLUS)
· PLATONIC (APPLE TV PLUS)
· STERLING AFFAIRS, THE (FX)
· TULSA KING (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· VIKINGS: VALHALLA (NETFLIX)
· WILL TRENT (ABC)





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