[10/20/21 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BATWOMAN (The CW) - Warner Bros. Television has released a statement following former star Ruby Rose's social media posts which "slammed the CW, Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions and top executives on Batwoman in a blistering tirade, alleging toxic behavior on the set that drove them from the show." The studio said: "Despite the revisionist history that Ruby Rose is now sharing online aimed at the producers, the cast and crew, the network, and the Studio, the truth is that Warner Bros. Television had decided not to exercise its option to engage Ruby for season two of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about workplace behavior that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned." (Deadline.com)
BREATHE: INTO THE SHADOWS (Amazon) - Production is underway in New Delhi and Mumbai on a second season of the Indian original series, due in 2022. (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO FIRE (NBC) - Co-star Jesse Spencer has confirmed his exit from the series following tonight's 200th episode. (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO P.D. (NBC) - Gwen Sigan has been promoted to showrunner on the series as part of an overall deal with producer Universal Television. She'll replace Rick Eid, who will remain as an executive producer. (Deadline.com)
I GIVE IT 6 MONTHS (CBS, New!) - Jordan Young has sold a multi-camera comedy to the Eye about "two emotional wrecks in their 30s fall in love despite judgmental friends, who assure them it's a mistake." Party Over Here's Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Ali Bell will also executive produce for CBS Studios. (Deadline.com)
LOVE AND DEATH (HBO Max) - The Elizabeth Olsen-led limited series has tapped Brian d'Arcy James as Dr. Fred Fason; Olivia Applegate as Carol Crowder; Mackenzie Astin as Tom O'Connell; Adam Cropper as Robert Udashen; and Bruce McGill as Judge Tom Ryan. No other details were given. (Deadline.com)
REASONABLE DOUBT (Hulu) - Creator Raamla Mohamed has signed a multi-year extension of her overall deal with ABC Signature, home to the upcoming series. (Deadline.com)
THING ABOUT PAM, THE (NBC) - The upcoming limited true crime series has cast Adam David Thompson as Captain Lang, "one of the first officers to arrive at the scene of Betsy's murder"; Ben Chase as "second-chair attorney Nate Swanson"; Olivia Luccardi as Lily, "Betsy's eldest daughter"; and Celia Weston as Shirley Neumann, "Pam's mother who died seemingly amid suspicious circumstances," all recurring roles. (Variety.com)
TYLER PERRY'S SISTAS (BET) - The cable channel has renewed the series for a fourth season. The show's current third season wraps on Wednesday, December 22 followed by "The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition." (Deadline.com)

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