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[05/18/18 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 18
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!


ACT, THE (Hulu) - Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean's proposed true-crime anthology series has been given a series order by the streaming service. Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio are also on board to executive produce for Universal Cable Productions. (Deadline.com)
BLOOD & TREASURE (CBS) - Sofia Pernas has been tapped as the female lead in the upcoming drama about a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. As they crisscross the globe hunting their target, they unexpectedly find themselves in the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization. She'll play the latter role, Lexi: "She rebelled against her upstanding father - an antiquities dealer - and boarding school education to become a world class thief. After his death at the hands of a terrorist, she turns her talents towards a new purpose - using her knowledge of the antiquities underworld to track the terrorist and get revenge no matter what the cost. She joins previously cast Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw and James Callis." (Deadline.com)
FALLING WATER (USA) - The cable channel has pulled the plug on the series after two seasons. The series narrowly made the cut for a second season thanks to a deal with Amazon for exclusive SVOD rights. (Deadline.com)
ROSEANNE (ABC) - Whitney Cummings is bowing out as co-showrunner of the revival due to her work commitments and tour schedule. Bruce Helford will in turn take over as sole showrunner. (@WhitneyCummings)
SEARCH AND DESTROY (Hulu) - Brad Morris, Leah Harvey, Jessica Hecht and Imogen Tear have all scored roles on the Taylor Dearden/Aubrey Peoples-led comedy pilot, from creator Carrie Brownstein. They'll play Mark/Dad, Jackie, Kris/Mom, and Molly, respectively. (Deadline.com)





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· ACT, THE (HULU)
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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FALLING WATER (USA)
· ROSEANNE (ABC)
· SEARCH AND DESTROY (HULU)





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