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[03/03/21 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 3
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!


CLARICE (CBS) - Executive producer Jenny Lumet has signed a new four-year, eight-figure overall deal with CBS Studios, her home for the past four years. The pact will cover her duties on the newcomer, Paramount+'s upcoming "The Man Who Fell to Earth" reboot, Showtime's "Blackbird: Lena Horne and America," and the various "Star Trek" series, as well as any future development. (Deadline.com)
DEXTER (Showtime) - Katy Sullivan - a former Paralympics champion and actress - will recur on the revival season as Esther, "the dispatcher at the Iron Lake Police Station." (Deadline.com)
DOOGIE KAMEALOHA, M.D. (Disney+) - Matthew Sato is the latest addition to the Peyton Elizabeth Lee-led reboot series as Kia, "the brother of Dr. Lahela Kamealoha." (Deadline.com)
GOOD TROUBLE (Freeform) - Catherine Haena Kim and Craig Parker are both bound for the show's third season. Kim will play Nicolette Baptiste, "a beautiful, kind, but fierce when she needs to be, attorney in the D.A.'s office who is ready to go head-to-head with Callie on a new case." And Parker is set as Yuri Elwin, "an eccentric, pompous and self-centered high profile artist preparing for an upcoming show and in need of a new intern." (Deadline.com)
GORDITA CHRONICLES, THE (HBO Max) - Eva Longoria has signed on to direct and executive produce the single-camera comedy pilot, about "a willful, chubby, 12-year-old Dominican struggles to fit into hedonistic 1980s Miami as her family pursues the American dream." (Deadline.com)
INDUSTRY/PERRY MASON (HBO) - Playwright Charly Evon Simpson has signed an overall deal with the pay channel. As part of the pact, she'll serve as a consulting producer on the former and a member of the writing staff on the latter. (Deadline.com)
MAYANS M.C. (FX) - Momo Rodriguez will recur on the upcoming season in a yet-to-be-revealed role and is set to appear in seven of the 10 episodes. (Deadline.com)
MOONHAVEN (AMC, New!) - AMC Studios has opened a writers' room for a new drama from Peter Ocko with an eye towards a straight-to-series order. The project focuses on Bella Sway, "a lunar cargo pilot and smuggler 100 years in the future who finds herself accused of a crime and marooned on Moonhaven, a utopian community set on a 500 square mile Garden of Eden built on the Moon to find solutions to the problems that will soon end civilization on Mother Earth. A skeptic in Paradise, Bella is sucked into a conspiracy to gain control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven's miracles and teams with a local detective to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth's last hope before they are destroyed themselves." Deb Spera also serves as a non-writing executive producer. (Deadline.com)
QUEENS (ABC) - Pepi Sonuga is the latest addition to the drama pilot as "Lil Muffin" aka Lauren Rice, "a sweet young woman from Atlanta. But she's better known as Lil Muffin, a brash, colorful emcee. Ever since her debut record, Candy Cane, dropped - Muffin has been on a nonstop rocket ship to superstardom. She is hip-hop's it girl with legions of fans, piles of cash, wild style and access to everything under the sun. What Muffin doesn't have is control of her career and her image, both of which are being masterminded by a cadre of men who care more about keeping the gravy train rolling than Muffin's well-being. The pressure of fame is taking its toll. But Muffin unexpectedly finds the support she needs and the sisterhood she craves when she links up with the Nasty Bitches - a group of women who know exactly what she's going through because they lived it themselves 20 years ago." (Deadline.com)
SAINTS & SINNERS (Bounce TV) - Thom Scott II has been tapped for the show's fifth season as Dr. Ross, "a gifted physician who specializes in groundbreaking experimental medical procedures to ensure successful treatments by any means." (Deadline.com)
STEVE ON WATCH (Facebook Watch) - The digital platform has ordered 20 more weeks of the Steve Harvey-hosted talk show, due later this year. Harvey also executive produces alongside Brandon Williams, Christel Sice, Michael Antinoro and Ianthe Jones for Harvey's East 112 and Endeavor Content's Film 45. (Deadline.com)





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· BLACKBIRD: LENA HORNE AND AMERICA (SHOWTIME)
· CLARICE (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· DOOGIE KAMEĀLOHA, M.D. (DISNEY PLUS)
· GORDITA CHRONICLES, THE (HBO MAX)
· INDUSTRY (HBO)
· MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE (SHOWTIME)
· MAYANS MC (FX)
· MOONHAVEN (AMC)
· PERRY MASON (HBO)
· QUEENS (ABC)
· SAINTS & SINNERS (BOUNCE TV)
· STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· STAR TREK: PICARD (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS (CBSAA)
· STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· STEVE ON WATCH (FACEBOOK)





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