[06/04/21 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 4
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ANDOR (Disney+) - Robert Emms has scored a role on the "Rogue One" spin-off series. No character details however were given. (Deadline.com)
FIRST LADY, THE (Showtime) - Gloria Reuben has been cast in the limited series as Valerie June Jarrett, "senior advisor to President Obama. Jarrett was Michelle Obama's friend and former boss, whom Michelle credits with teaching her about personal growth in the workplace." (Deadline.com)
FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL (Apple TV+) - Michael Gaston is the latest bound for the limited series as Arthur "Butch" Schafer, "an assistant attorney general with the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit." (Deadline.com)
FRUITS OF THY LABOR (Peacock, New!) - Billy Porter and Dan McCabe are set to team for a potential drama at the streamer which "follows three generations of an African-American showbiz dynasty navigating their way through life, love, politics and career." Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden are also on board to executive produce for their Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions with Jonathan Gabay producing. (Deadline.com)
MALIBU RISING (Hulu, New!) - The streamer is developing a TV series based on Taylor Jenkins Reid's recently released novel, which "centers on Nina, Jay, Hud and Kit Riva - children to the famed rocker Mick Riva - as they throw their annual party to celebrate the end of summer in 1983. Things take a dramatic turn as the family is forced to confront secrets and reckon with their family history." Amy Talkington and Liz Tigelaar are spearheading the adaptation with Jenkins Reid, Brad Mendelsohn, Stacey Silverman and Jennifer Gwartz likewise executive producing for 20th Television, Circle of Confusion and Best Day Ever Productions. (THR.com)
NEVER HAVE I EVER (Netflix) - Chrissy Teigen has exited a role on the upcoming season in which she was set to guest voiceover. Said report indicates the move is the result of "the growing controversy surrounding Teigen, which started when she was accused of cyber bullying by former reality star Courtney Stodden." (Deadline.com)
RESIDENT, THE (FOX) - Anuja Joshi's Leela Devi will be promoted to regular for the series' fifth season. (Deadline.com)
RIVKAH (Showtime, New!) - Comedian Robby Hoffman is developing a comedy at the pay channel "inspired by her real life and focuses on two worlds - the idyllic contemporary life Hoffman lives as a genderqueer woman on the Eastside of L.A., and her childhood growing up as a closeted girl named Rivkah with nine siblings set in the world of the Hasidic community in Brooklyn's Crown Heights. Hoffman would play the adult version of the character, should it go to series." Alli Reich, Hallie Sekoff, Ravi Nandan and Jordan Tilzer are also the executive producers. (Deadline.com)
TERMINAL LIST, THE (Amazon) - The streamer's Jack Carr adaptation has cast Arlo Mertz as Lucy Reece, "daughter of James (Chris Pratt) and Lauren Reece (Riley Keough)"; Christina Vidal Mitchell as Mac Wilson, "a U.S. Marshal and number two on the San Diego Fugitive Task Force"; and Jared Shaw as Ernest "Boozer" Vickers, who is "beloved by his Navy SEAL brothers, his goodwill is a welcome reprieve from the burden of war." (Deadline.com)
TRAVELER'S WIFE, THE (HBO) - The pay channel's Audrey Niffenegger adaptation has cast Caitlin Shorey and Everleigh McDonell as Young Clare Abshire, "intelligent and charismatic, she is wise beyond her years"; Michael Park as Philip Abshire, "Clare's father"; Jaime Ray Newman as Lucille Abshire, "Clare's mother"; Taylor Richardson as Alicia Abshire, "Clare's little sister"; Peter Graham as Mark Abshire, "Clare's blunt speaking older brother"; Brian Altemus and Jason David as Young Henry DeTamble, who is "growing up with a problem - time travel"; Kate Siegel as Annette DeTamble," a devoted mother to Henry"; Josh Stamberg as Richard DeTamble, "Henry's father"; Chelsea Frei as Ingrid, who "dated Henry for a period of time before he got engaged to Clare"; Marcia DeBonis as Nell, "The Abshire's longtime housekeeper, and friend to Clare"; Will Brill as Ben, "a former co-worker of Henry's at the library"; and Spencer House as Jason, who "is in school with Clare and becomes embroiled in a heated situation with Henry." (Deadline.com)
WITH LOVE (Amazon) - Mark Indelicato will star opposite Emeraude Toubia in the one-hour romantic comedy series as Jorge, "the pinnacle of style, the life of the party, and he is fiercely protective of his sister Lily and his Mexican-American family. After years of dating, he finally jas found a man good enough to bring home, but he is nervous about it." (Deadline.com)

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