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[11/08/18 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 8
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!


FIX, THE (ABC) - Robin Givens is the latest set to recur on the midseason drama as Julianne Johnson, "Sevvy's (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) ex-wife who is very loyal to him." (Deadline.com)
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix) - Producer Lionsgate Television is mulling a potential sequel to the series. "We're really proud of the long run that 'Orange Is the New Black' had," Kevin Beggs told reporters during today's company earnings call. "It remains one of Netflix's most-watched shows. We're ending on a high note. Keep in mind we own that series and will be distributing it for years to come. We're already in discussions and, when the timing is right, we'll talk further with Jenji [Kohan] about a potential sequel." (THR.com)
PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, THE (HBO, New!) - David Simon and Ed Burns have set up a six-part series at the pay channel based on Philip Roth's novel, which "imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism." Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Nina Noble, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Susan Goldberg will executive produce for Annapurna Television alongside Simon, Burns and Roth with Dennis Stratton co-executive producing. (Deadline.com)
TREADSTONE (USA) - Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith are the first to be cast in the network's "Bourne" TV series. Irvive stars as J. Randolph Bentley, "a spy dispatched by the CIA to eliminate a key target, but ends up embroiled in an international conspiracy." Smith then plays Doug McKenna, "an all-American oil-rig worker whose life changes after he discovers long buried truths about himself." (Deadline.com)
VERONICA MARS (Hulu) - Max Greenfield's Leo D'Amato has booked a return trip to the revival series while Patton Oswalt has signed on as Penn Epner, an infamous pizza delivery guy in Neptune who "is a frequent poster on unsolved murder websites." (Deadline.com)
WATCHMEN (HBO) - Jean Smart is bound for the small screen take on the comic book series as "an FBI Agent investigating a murder." (Deadline.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIX, THE (ABC)
· ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (NETFLIX)
· PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, THE (HBO)
· TREADSTONE (USA)
· VERONICA MARS (HULU)
· WATCHMEN (HBO)





[11/15/18 - 10:02 AM]
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[11/15/18 - 10:00 AM]
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[11/15/18 - 09:16 AM]
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[11/15/18 - 09:01 AM]
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[11/15/18 - 08:18 AM]
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[11/15/18 - 08:01 AM]
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[11/15/18 - 07:35 AM]
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[11/15/18 - 07:31 AM]
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[11/15/18 - 07:31 AM]
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[11/15/18 - 07:01 AM]
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[11/14/18 - 05:01 PM]
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[11/14/18 - 03:30 PM]
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[11/14/18 - 01:59 PM]
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[11/14/18 - 01:28 PM]
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[11/14/18 - 01:04 PM]
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