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[01/16/18 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 16
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!


BLACK LIGHTNING (The CW) - Skye Marshall will recur on the freshman drama as Mrs. Fowdy, "a Garfield High School vice principal." (Deadline.com)
BLACK VEIL, THE (TNT, New!) - Luisa Leschin has set up a potential drama at the network "inspired by actual events described in newly-released Inquisition documents from the Vatican regarding a criminal case against an Italian order of nuns, around 1800." Sofia Vergara, Luis Balaguer and Emiliano Calemzuk's Raze is the producer. (Deadline.com)
CATRINA: LA SANTA MUERTE (Netflix, New!) - Blanca Soto is set to topline a new action series at the streaming service "set on the geographical border between Mexico and the United States, at a time when the metaphysical border between the world of the living and the Land of the Dead is beginning to blur." Natasha Ybarra-Klor is penning the project with Soto also executive producing for Sofia Vergara, Luis Balaguer and Emiliano Calemzuk's Raze. (Deadline.com)
MI HERMANASTRO (Hulu, New!) - Liz Sczudlo has sold a domestic take on the online Latin American smash hit series about "two teenage step-siblings at odds with each other and struggling to find their place in life, who accidentally sleep together during a debauched game of seven minutes in heaven." Sofia Vergara, Luis Balaguer and Emiliano Calemzuk's Raze is producing. (Deadline.com)
ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) - Actress Lana Parrilla will make her directorial debut on the show's 17th episode this season. (@AdamHorowitzLA)
PAGE SIX TV (Syndication) - Fox Television Stations in 16 major markets have cleared the series through the 2018-2019 season. (Deadline.com)
SHANNARA CHRONICLES, THE (Spike TV) - The soon-to-be Paramount Network has canceled the fantasy series after two seasons. Producer Sonar Entertainment however plans to shop the project elsewhere. The show's November 22 finale drew a modest 460,000 viewers (233,000 adults 18-49) in Live+3 ratings. (Deadline.com)
TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO) - Scoot McNairy is the latest bound for the show's third season as Tom, "a father who suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED J.J. ABRAMS PROJECT (New!) - J.J. Abrams is reportedly making the rounds with a space-set spec script with Apple and HBO among the targets. The drama is about "a family - consisting of a mother who works as a scientist, her husband and their young daughter - who all get into a terrible car crash. After the mother winds up in a coma, her daughter begins digging through her experiments in the basement and winds up being transported to another land amid a world's battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Her father then follows her into this new world." Warner Bros. Television is producing with Bad Robot Productions' Ben Stephenson also slated to executive produce. (THR.com)





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· BLACK LIGHTNING (CW)
· BLACK VEIL, THE (TNT)
· CATRINA: LA SANTA MUERTE (NETFLIX)
· DEMIMONDE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· MI HERMANASTRO (HULU)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PAGE SIX TV (SYNDICATION)
· SHANNARA CHRONICLES, THE (SPIKE TV)
· TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)





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