[10/06/21 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 6
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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BETTER THINGS (FX) - Pamela Adlon has indicated the upcoming fifth season of her comedy series will be its last. "I will forever be grateful to FX for allowing me to tell stories the way I see the world and want the world to be seen," Adlon said in a statement. "Making this show has been film school for me. I bow down to my crew and my cast. And I can't wait for people to discover and re-discover Better Things. This is gonna be a wrap on Sam Fox (for now). See you at the after party." (Deadline.com)
DASH & LILY (Netflix) - The streamer has passed on a second season for its holiday romantic comedy series. (Deadline.com)
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (The CW) - Wentworth Miller will reprise his role as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold in the show's landmark 100th episode, due to air on October 27. (Deadline.com)
ID (HBO Max, New!) - The streamer has commissioned a six-part drama which revolves around Emma, "a Finnish art fraud investigator who goes undercover to infiltrate an auction house in Stockholm and investigate the firm's connection to a notorious money launderer known as "Blanko." As part of her cover, the calm, professional Emma takes on the identity of Annika, a hot-headed socialite known for her wild party lifestyle. But taking on this new persona forces Emma to confront memories from her past that she has been spending her life trying to forget." Mia Ylönen and Aleksi Bardy of Helsinki-Filmi are behind the project, with Christian Wikander and Steve Matthews also executive producing. (THR.com)
MAYANS M.C. (FX) - Co-executive producer Debra Moore Muñoz has signed an overall deal with FX Production. There she'll develop new series projects via her Apogee Films banner. (Deadline.com)
OUR KIND OF PEOPLE (FOX) - Melissa De Sousa and McKinley Freeman are the latest to recur on the newcomer. De Sousa will play Alex Rivera: "Attractive and savvy, Alex Rivera is an accomplished financial reporter and Raymond's (Morris Chestnut's) ex-wife." And Nate is Nikki's (Alana Bright's) father: "It's been 17 years since he last went away to prison and is surprised to see Angela (Yaya DaCosta) pay him a visit." (Deadline.com)
POWER BOOK II: GHOST (Starz) - Larenz Tate's Councilman Tate will return as a regular for the show's upcoming second season. (THR.com)
PROMISED LAND (ABC) - Bellamy Young has joined the cast of the midseason drama as Margaret Honeycroft, "a hotel magnate and longtime nemesis of vineyard owner Joe Sandoval (John Ortiz)." (Deadline.com)
RIVERDALE (The CW) - Co-star Mark Consuelos has confirmed his exit as Hiram Lodge following the events of tonight's season finale. (Deadline.com)

  [october 2021]  


[05/20/22 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 20
Updates include: Sarah Wayne Callies among latest cast in ABC's "The Company You Keep"; Lupita Nyong'o departs Apple's "Lady in the Lake"; and Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson expected to exit "SNL."

[05/20/22 - 05:51 PM]
Disney+ Odds & Ends from National Streaming Day
"Alias," "Eight Simple Rules" and "The Finder" now available; "Glee" coming to Disney+ and Hulu on June 1; "America the Beautiful" to drop on July 4; Josh Duhamel and Lauren Graham to direct "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers"; and more!

[05/20/22 - 03:29 PM]
ESPN's PGA Championship First Round Telecast Earns Largest Viewership in 20 Years
The telecast, which aired from 2-8 p.m. ET, peaked at 1.7 million viewers at 4:45 p.m.

[05/20/22 - 03:06 PM]
NBA on ESPN: Most-Watched Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 Since 2018
The ESPN telecast averaged 6,049,000 viewers, peaking with 6,878,000 viewers at 9:30 p.m. ET.

[05/20/22 - 03:01 PM]
Disney+ Orders a Fourth Season of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" Ahead of the Season 3 Premiere on July 27, 2022
Each of the eight episodes of the third season will stream weekly on Wednesdays, exclusively on Disney+.

[05/20/22 - 12:32 PM]
Peacock Announces Alanna Ubach to Round Out Series Regulars in Seth MacFarlane's Highly Anticipated Comedy Series "Ted"
Ubach will play Susan Bennett, who is kind, selfless, and almost pathologically sweet when it comes to caring for her family, and sees the world through naive, rose-colored glasses.

[05/20/22 - 10:00 AM]
"Zombies 3," The Intergalactic Third Installment of Disney's Hit Franchise, Lands July 15, Exclusively on Disney+
The trequel, which introduces a new group of mysterious outer space aliens to the diverse student body of zombies, cheerleaders and werewolves at Seabrook High, will make its Disney Channel debut on Friday, August 12.

[05/20/22 - 09:33 AM]
Neve Campbell Set to Recur as Guest Star in New Peacock Comedy Series "Twisted Metal," A Live-Action Adaptation of the Global Video Game Phenomenon
Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz and Thomas Haden Church also star in the project.

[05/20/22 - 09:30 AM]
Prime Video Series "Night Sky" Reaches for the Stars with First-Ever Intergalactic Premiere
Intelsat and SES leveraged AWS modernized cloud infrastructures to securely receive a pre-release of the first episode and their vast ground stations and geostationary satellite fleets to do a 360-degree broadcast of the show's first episode into space.

[05/20/22 - 09:20 AM]
Production Team and Executive Producers Announced for the 74th Emmy Awards
A host and venue will be announced at a later date.

[05/20/22 - 08:31 AM]
Video: Trailer & Key Art Debut - "Love, Victor" Season Three
The new season premieres with all eight episodes on Hulu and Disney+ on June 15.

[05/20/22 - 08:01 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Stranger Things 4" - Volume Split Announced & First 8 Minutes Released
Volume 1 on May 27 will feature seven episodes with the concluding two due on July 1.

[05/20/22 - 07:10 AM]
Disney+ to Debut Walt Disney Animation Studios' New Series "Baymax!" on June 29
The all-new series of healthcare capers returns to the fantastical city of San Fransokyo where the affable, inflatable, inimitable healthcare companion robot, Baymax, sets out to do what he was programmed to do: help others.

[05/20/22 - 07:00 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner, "All That Breathes," from Director Shaunak Sen
The film follows two brothers who run a bird hospital dedicated to rescuing injured black kites, a staple in the skies of New Delhi, India.

[05/20/22 - 06:01 AM]
"Heartstopper" Will Return to Netflix with a Second and Third Season
The graphic novel author and illustrator Alice Oseman returns as writer and creator.