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[10/13/21 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 13
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!


ANIMAL (Netflix, New!) - Bryan Cranston, Rashida Jones, Rebel Wilson and Pedro Pascal will lend their voices to a new nature series on the streamer. The show "follows eight families of the natural world, including a mother lioness, a wild dog family, a kangaroo joey and a young giant pacific octopus." Plimsoll Productions is behind the project, due on November 10 with a second season already greenlit for 2022. Andy Serkis, Anthony Mackie, David Harbour and Uzo Aduba will narrate the sophomore run. Martha Holmes and Tom Hugh-Jones are the executive producers with Anuschka Schofield, Adrian Seymour, Alex Minton, Rob Morgan, Bill Markham and Frances Casey producing. (Deadline.com)
DIRT GIRLS (FOX, New!) - Victoria Vincent has booked a potential animated comedy at the network "set in an alienated suburban neighborhood where two unsupervised kid sisters, Lucy and Pia, find depraved ways to keep themselves entertained while dealing with the confusing, dark aspects of the encroaching adult world." FOX Entertainment's Bento Box Entertainment is producing. (Deadline.com)
HEAD, THE (HBO Max) - A second season of the series is in pre-production: "Continuing with the show's key themes of isolation and the struggle between good and evil, often highlighting the grey areas in between, Season 2 will relocate from the South Pole to an ocean freighter on a scientific mission." (Variety.com)
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (AMC) - Kalyne Coleman will recur on the Anne Rice adaptation as Grace, "Louis' (Jacob Anderson) sister." (Variety.com)
KENAN (NBC) - Kenny Smith has joined the comedy's second season as co-showrunner alongside David Caspe. Said development is part of a new overall deal Smith signed with Universal Television, ending his run at ABC Studios. (Deadline.com)
LAW & ORDER: SVU (NBC) - Octavio Pisano's Joe Velasco has been promoted to series regular on the veteran drama. (Deadline.com)
MAGGIE (ABC) - Adam Korson will recur on the midseason comedy as Daniel, "a sweet and self-deprecating Crossfit dropout who charms Maggie with his witty and thoughtful demeanor. Daniel helps Maggie have fun in the present, despite her constant anxieties about the future." (Deadline.com)
RESCUE: MIA (CBS, New!) - Juan Carlos Coto and James Hanlon have sold a potential drama to the Eye about "a legendary family of first responders that works together to rescue the citizens of Miami from emergencies and disasters, even as long-buried secrets threaten to tear apart their familial bonds." Eric Christian Olsen is also on board to executive produce for CBS Studios via his Cloud Nine Productions. (Deadline.com)





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· ANIMAL (NETFLIX)
· ANNE RICE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (AMC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRT GIRLS (FOX)
· HEAD, THE (HBO MAX)
· KENAN (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MAGGIE (HULU)
· RESCUE: MIA (CBS)





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