[09/29/23 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Week of September 25-29
Updates include: ABC cancels "Home Economics," pushes "High Potential" to next fall; Freeform opts not to proceed with "While You Were Breeding"; and "The Office" eyed for a reboot series.

[05/04/23 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 4
Updates include: WGA strike triggers multiple series to pause; "Saturday Night Live" reveals guest hosts for nixed episodes; and Paramount+ commissions "Mafia Spies" series.

[02/07/23 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 7
Updates include: Amazon eyes two more "Bosch" spin-offs; Starz lands former Showtime series "Three Women"; and Comedy Central extends "Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News."

[01/23/23 - 02:00 PM]
Starz Adds Seven to Cast of Drama Series "The Venery of Samantha Bird"
Finn Jones, Francesca Reale, Embeth Davidtz, Brenda Strong, Adam Faison, Tyrone Marshall Brown, Shalini Bathina join as series regulars for the psychological thriller starring Katherine Langford.

[12/05/22 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 5
Updates include: AMC+ rescinds second season for "Moonhaven"; HBO Max pulls the plug on "FBoy Island"; and Francesca Reale to star in Starz's "The Venery of Samantha Bird."

[10/06/22 - 01:01 PM]
Starz Greenlights Drama Series "The Venery of Samantha Bird" Starring Katherine Langford
Visiting family in New England, Samantha Bird reconnects with her childhood sweetheart and falls headlong into a seemingly perfect storybook romance.

[09/21/20 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 21
Updates include: Netflix cancels "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance"; Phillipa Soo, Jake McDorman get "Dopesick" for Hulu; and Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat bring "Desert People" to Amazon.

Premieres in TBA 2024 (Exact Date TBA)
new in 2023/2024 (date TBA)
not on the schedule
1 (8 episodes)
canceled by Starz on 9/25/23, may air elsewhere
(from Starz's press release, October 2022) STARZ has green-lit the drama series "The Venery of Samantha Bird." Katherine Langford ("Knives Out," "13 Reasons Why" ) will lead the eight-episode drama in the title role of Samantha. The series is created by Anna Moriarty, who also serves as executive producer. Salvatore Stabile ("Waco") is showrunner and executive producer. Jessica Rhoades ("Station Eleven," "Sharp Objects") executive produces through her Pacesetter Productions shingle, with Rachel Polan serving as co-executive producer. Jessica Yu ("Fosse/Verdon," "Billions") is consulting producer. "'The Venery of Samantha Bird' is the perfect complement to our slate of provocative, immersive storytelling that leans into the female gaze," said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming, STARZ. "Katherine is an incredible talent who will bring this modern romance of addictive love to life." Visiting family in New England, Samantha Bird reconnects with her childhood sweetheart and falls headlong into a seemingly perfect storybook romance. But underneath their fever dream lurks a more unsettling interpretation of this affair. "The Venery of Samantha Bird" is a haunting portrayal of addictive love and the repercussions that a relationship has on the families in a small New England town.
· Adam Faison as Nigel
· Brenda Strong as Nan Bird
· Doug Savant as Al Minot
· Embeth Davidtz as Carol Minot
· Finn Jones as Jake Minot
· Francesca Reale as Ellie Bird
· Henry Czerny as Teddy
· Katherine Langford as Samantha Bird
· Shalini Bathina as Priyanka Yalen
· Tyrone Marshall Brown as Gideon Yalen
· Anna Moriarty as CRTR/EP
· Jessica Rhoades as EP
· Jessica Yu as CP
· Larysa Kondracki as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Nicole Jefferson Asher as CO-EP
· Rachel Polan as CO-EP
· Salvatore Stabile as EP
· drama
· Lionsgate Television
· Pacesetter Productions
· Paramount Television Studios