[09/08/22 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 8
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ACOLYTE, THE (Disney+) - Lee Jung-jae is the latest to score a role on the top secret "Star Wars" series. (Deadline.com)
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN MURDER AND MAYHEM (Hulu) - The upcoming drama has cast the following in recurring roles: Linda Emond as Hilde Eriksen, "a shrewd, bureaucratic Interpol agent who comes on board the SS Varuna to investigate after a murder takes place"; Jayne Atkinson as Katherine Collier, "the whip smart mother of Anna (Lauren Patten) and wife to the powerful tycoon Lawrence Collier (David Marshall Grant)"; Jack Cutmore-Scott as Katherine's son Tripp; Michael Gladis as Keith Trubitsy, "a cruise guest and investor in Tripp Collier's latest venture"; Lisa Lu as Celia Chun, "the matriarch of the wealthy Chun family"; Danny Johnson as Father Toby, "an Episcopalian priest and political kingmaker"; Karoline as Celia's granddaughter Eleanor; Jere Burns as Llewellyn Mathers, "the longtime general counsel of Collier Mills"; Sincere Wilbert as That Derek; Tamberla Perry as Governor Alexandra Hochenberg; David Marshall Grant as husband of Katherine; and Sophia Reid Gantzert as young Imogene. (Deadline.com)
FULL CIRCLE (HBO Max) - Claire Danes is bound for Steven Soderbergh's limited series as "a Manhattan attorney running her father's family business." (Deadline.com)
NEW AMSTERDAM (NBC) - Kathryn Prescott will recur on the show's final season as Dr. Lauren Bloom's estranged sister, Vanessa, who is "navigating a complicated relationship with her sibling, who is described as a wild child who refuses to grow up, get a job, stay sober and play by the rules." (TVLine.com)
UNTITLED DAN AHDOOT PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Dan Ahdoot is developing a single-camera comedy at the Alphabet about Mohammad "Mo" Al-Hayati, "a young Muslim-American doctor in rural red state America, who struggles to become a trusted pillar of his community despite not knowing anything about how real life works there. Or anywhere." The project is loosely based on a chapter in Ahdoot's upcoming book of essays, "Undercooked: How I Let Food Become My Life Navigator and How Maybe That's A Dumb Way To Live." Vali Chandrasekaran is also on board to executive produce for 20th Television. (Deadline.com)
WESTERN (Freevee) - Anna Konkle has been tapped to star in the half-hour period comedy pilot, which "follows Polly (Konkle), a young high-society woman from Philadelphia who travels out west on a desperate quest for a husband only to discover that she has been catfished by a teenage boy. Now stranded in 1866 Montana, Polly, along with the town's other inhabitants, must find their place in this ever-changing new world, confronting and defying all expectations society has of them along the way." Tony Yacenda is likewise set to direct and executive produce alongside Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Aditya Sood, Lucy Kitada and creator Michelle Morgan. (Deadline.com)
WHEEL OF TIME, THE (Amazon) - Executive producer Justine Juel Gillmer has signed an overall deal with producer Sony Pictures Television. (Deadline.com)
YASUKE LIVE-ACTION SERIES (Netflix, New!) - Omar Sy is in talks to star in a five-part, live-action series at the streamer about "the real-life legend, an African man brought to feudal Japan under enslavement who became the country's first non-Japanese samurai." Nick Jones, Jr. is behind the project, after spearheading the animated take for the service last year. The pair will also executive produce alongside Shawn Levy, Josh Barry, Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi for 21 Laps and Significant Productions. Craig Shreve's upcoming novel "African Samurai" has also been optioned as source material. (THR.com)

  [september 2022]  


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