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[03/21/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 21
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!


ALTERED CARBON (Netflix) - Adam Busch will recur on the upcoming sci-fi drama as Mickey, "a brilliant, acerbic computer technician working for the Bay City Police Department. Despite his sarcastic, often biting demeanor, he is unquestioningly loyal to his friends in blue and will do anything to help them track a killer." (Deadline.com)
BATES MOTEL (A&E) - Natalia Cordova-Buckley will recur on the show's final season as Julia Ramos, "a world-weary and efficient high-powered attorney who typically represents guys from the drug business. Sharp as a tack, Julia is described as a seasoned professional who cuts right to the chase." (Variety.com)
CHI, THE (Showtime) - Jahking Guillory is bound for the newcomer as Coogie: "Frequently in and out of trouble, the charismatic Coogie has a wry sense of humor and a penchant for mischief." (Deadline.com)
DYNASTY (The CW) - Brianna Brown will guest on the netlet's reboot of the iconic drama as the "off-kilter" Claudia. (TVLine.com)
FARGO (FX) - Olivia Sandoval will recur on the upcoming season as St. Cloud police officer Winnie Lopez: "Blessed with the gift of gab, Winnie is not shy about sharing her feelings on everything from family planning to being a female on the force." (Deadline.com)
GET, THE (CBS) - Amy Brenneman has been tapped for the lead role on the drama pilot as Ellen Sullivan, "an investigative journalist for The Get who has been known to push boundaries in order to find the truth." (Deadline.com)
HANNAH ROYCE'S QUESTIONABLE CHOICES (CBS) - Kyle Howard is set to star opposite Alice Eve in the comedy pilot as Lewis, "Hannah's second husband and the father of her middle child, Carter." (Deadline.com)
LAS REINAS (ABC) - Shalim Ortiz has joined the cast of the Daniella Alonso-led drama as Diego de la Reina, "Alex's brother. Diego has grown up under his grandmother's supervision and enjoys the power and prestige of being a de la Reina. When he sees his sister again after years of estrangement, they clash over her re-appearance and his increasing role in the crime family." (Deadline.com)
LOS HERMANOS (Showtime, New!) - Hayes Davenport has sold a new comedy to the pay channel about "two brothers from Chula Vista, California - a town close to the U.S. Mexican border near San Diego - who start an unconventional business together to pay for their mom's healthcare." Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)
MISSION CONTROL (CBS) - Ricardo Chavira has signed onto the drama pilot as Fulgencio Diaz, "director of the Johnson Space Center." He'll replace Nestor Serrano, who originally was cast in the role. (Deadline.com)
PATH, THE (Hulu) - Co-executive producer Annie Weisman has signed a two-year overall deal with producer Universal Television. (Deadline.com)
PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS (Amazon) - Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) is set to star in the debut installment of the anthology series as Ed Jacobson, "an unassuming employee at a train station who is alarmed to discover that a number of daily commuters are taking the train to a town that shouldn't exist. When he investigates for himself, he comes face to face with an alternate reality that forces him to confront his own struggles around his relationship with his wife Mary (Rebecca Manley) and his very troubled son Sam (Anthony Boyle)." Tom Harper is directing from a script by Jack Thorne. (Deadline.com)
RESIDENT, THE (FOX) - Valerie Cruz has scored a role on the drama pilot as hospital CEO Renata Lopez. (Deadline.com)
SALVATION (CBS) - Dennis Boutsikaris and Aaron Poole are both bound for the summer series. Boutsikaris will play Dr. Malcolm Croft, "Liam's (Charlie Rowe) professor and mentor at MIT. When Liam shows up at his house in the middle of the night with an urgent discovery, Croft at first is dismissive. But after a further look at Liam's findings, he realizes that the young prodigy has discovered something that could change the course of human history, and there's little time to act." Poole then is set as Lazlo, "a childhood friend of Darius (Santiago Cabrera). Despite a long, complicated history together, Lazlo is Darius's head of security and trusted fixer." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED SEAL TEAM 6 PROJECT (CBS) - Ed Redlich has been tapped as showrunner of the drama pilot, which follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask. (Deadline.com)





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· ALTERED CARBON (NETFLIX)
· BATES MOTEL (A AND E)
· CHI, THE (SHOWTIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DYNASTY (CW)
· FARGO (FX)
· GET, THE (CBS)
· HANNAH ROYCE'S QUESTIONABLE CHOICES (CBS)
· LAS REINAS (ABC)
· LOS HERMANOS (SHOWTIME)
· MISSION CONTROL (CBS)
· PATH, THE (HULU)
· PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS (AMAZON)
· RESIDENT, THE (FOX)
· SALVATION (CBS)
· SEAL TEAM (CBS)





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