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[04/17/19 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 17
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!


BARKSKINS (NGC) - David Thewlis has scored the lead role on the TV adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx's novel, 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. He'll play Monsieur Claude Trepagny, "a wealthy landowner with grand visions for New France." (Deadline.com)
CASTLE ROCK (Hulu) - John Hoogenakker is the latest bound for the show's sophomore run as "a man with a complicated connection to Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan)." (Deadline.com)
GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS) - Robert Hull has been promoted to co-showrunner for the series' second season. He'll serve as an executive producer alongside co-creators Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt. (Deadline.com)
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS) - Joanna Cassidy will appear on the show's May 14 season finale as Pride's (Scott Bakula) mother, "who in previous episodes was established to be on in her years and struggling with her health to a degree that she needs a caregiver. But when Pride lays eyes on Mom in the finale, suffice to say he won't be seeing her in her current condition." (TVLine.com)
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (USA) - Vera Cherny has been tapped for a recurring role on the show's fourth season as Oksana Volkova, "a tough-as-nails, woman of big appetites and no apologies. She has close ties to the Russian mob in New York and controls the distribution of molly in Atlanta. Since escaping prison in Chechnya, the underworld is her natural habitat and she's chosen the accumulation of power over personal relationships." (Deadline.com)
STARGIRL (DC Universe) - Hina Khan has scored a recurring role on the upcoming drama as an undisclosed DC Comics character. (Deadline.com)
WHY WOMEN KILL (CBSAA) - Adam Ferrara has snagged a recurring role on the newcomer as Leo, "married to Sheila (Alicia Coppola) and owner of a dry-cleaning chain in Brooklyn, set in 1963. Always good-humored and happy to welcome Rob (Sam Jaeger) and Beth Ann (Ginnifer Goodwin) to the neighborhood." (Deadline.com)





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· BARKSKINS (NGC)
· CASTLE ROCK (HULU)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS)
· NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
· QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (USA)
· STARGIRL (DC)
· WHY WOMEN KILL (CBSAA)





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