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[07/24/19 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 24
Updates include: HBO renews "Los Espookys"; Hulu eyes "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" TV series; and Netflix axes "Designated Survivor," "Tuca & Bertie."

[05/30/19 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 30
Updates include: NBC pulls the plug on "Abby's," "The Enemy Within" and "The Village"; ABC gives pilot order to Nate Bargatze comedy; and Netflix casts leads in "Sweet Magnolias."

[05/14/19 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 14
Updates include: Marcia Gay Harden cast in Nat Geo's "Barkskins"; Sela Ward bows out of CBS's "FBI"; and ABC confirms fates of its remaining pilots.

[04/24/19 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 24
Updates include: Amy Sherman-Palladino to bring "Ninth Street Women" to Amazon; Nickelodeon issues renewal for "Ryan's Mystery Playdate"; and Stacy McKee exits ABC's "Station 19" as showrunner.

[04/17/19 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 17
Updates include: David Thewlis to lead National Geographic's "Barkskins"; Robert Hull named co-showrunner of "God Friended Me" at CBS; and Vera Cherny to recur on USA's "Queen of the South."

[02/11/19 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 11
Updates include: Starz cancels "Counterpart" after two seasons; Jane Levy to lead "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" at NBC; and Hulu passes on pilots for "Less Than Zero," "Search and Destroy."

[12/03/18 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 3
Updates include: National Geographic Channel orders "Barkskins" to series; The CW mulls "Jane the Virgin" spin-off; and Ben Mendelsohn to lead "The Outsider" at HBO.

[04/19/17 - 04:35 PM]
National Geographic Announces Three New Scripted Development Projects
Plus: the network announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of "Mars."

[01/13/17 - 03:26 PM]
National Geographic Acquires David France's How to Survive a Plague for Scott Rudin Productions
The project is the gripping true story of a patient population that seized power over its own care and treatment to push through drugs that turned HIV from a fatal infection to a manageable disease.







BARKSKINS (NGC)
Premieres in TBA 2019 or 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, April 2017) Since Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president and head of global scripted production and development, joined the network 18 months ago, National Geographic has slowly been building its scripted development slate. Early this year, the network announced two projects now in progress with Scott Rudin, including a television adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx's Barkskins, a multigenerational dramatic tale about European settlers finding prosperity in the New World through the slow and steady destruction of North America's forests and native populations. In addition, with Rudin also serving as executive producer, National Geographic added another adaptation to the development roster: How to Survive a Plague, based on the book of the same name, depicts the humanity at the center of the struggle to conquer AIDS, turning it from a fatal disease into a manageable one.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aneurin Barnard as Hamish Goames
· Christian Cooke as René Sel
· David Thewlis as Monsieur Claude Trepagny
· David Wilmot as Captain Bouchard
· James Bloor as Charles Duquet
· Kaniehtiio Horn as Mari
· Lily Sullivan as Delphine
· Marcia Gay Harden as Mathilde
· Tallulah Haddon as Melissande
· Thomas M. Wright as Elisha Cooke
· Zahn McClarnon as Yvon
CREW INFORMATION:
· Annie Proulx as BOOK
· David Slade as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Eli Bush as EP
· Elwood Reid as CRTR/EP
· Garrett Basch as EP
· Scott Rudin as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fox 21 Television Studios
· Scott Rudin Productions