Monday, February 11, 2019

Development News - Alana de la Garza Reunites with Dick Wolf for Potential 'FBI' Spinoff; Plus 4 More Updates!

Development News - February 11, 2019

CBS' FBI: Most Wanted; Hulu's Less Than Zero & Search and Destroy; NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist; and TBS' Chad.

  • Alana de la Garza is reuniting with Dick Wolf with a lead role on the backdoor pilot spinoff of FBI starring Julian McMahon and Keisha Castle-Hughes. She previously played Connie Rubirosa for four seasons on NBC's Law & Order and its short-lived spinoff Law & Order: LA. More recently, she starred for one season in ABC's Forever and two seasons in CBS' Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
  • She will play Isobel Castile, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge and Fugitive Squad Supervisor. She is a polished and focused West Point graduate with a brief stint in Silicon Valley. She's a rising star who shuns politics and is a guided missile in the field.
  • CHAD (Comedy, Single Camera) - Starring and written by Nasim Pedrad. Showrun by Pedrad and Hayes Davenport. Executive produced by Pedrad, Davenport, Oly Obst and Rob Rosell. Produced by Studio T and 3 Arts Entertainment. Logline: A 14-year-old Persian boy (Pedrad) desperately tries to fit in during high school, cope with his mother's dating life, and reconcile his cultural identity.
  • Jane Levy will play the lead role on the musical dramedy pilot written by Austin Winsberg. She previously starred for three seasons in ABC's Suburgatory and one season in Hulu's Castle Rock. She also stars in Netflix's upcoming season-long anthology series What/If opposite Renée Zellweger. Moreover, Richard Shepard has been tapped to direct the pilot, replacing executive producer Paul Feig who had to drop out due to his busy feature film schedule.
  • She will play Zoey, a socially awkward, smart, charming, type-A, whip-smart coder with a nervous energy and an impressive ability to talk a lot. She is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her "gift" to not only help herself understand people in her life, but also to help others around her.
  • LESS THAN ZERO (Drama) - Based on the 1985 novel by Bret Easton Ellis and the subsequent film. Written by Craig Wright. Directed by Brett Morgan. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Starring Austin Abrams, Lily Donoghue, Cooper Koch, Keenan Jolliff, Ronen Rubinstein and James Bloor.
  • SEARCH AND DETORY (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written and directed by Carrie Brownstein. Executive produced by Brownstein, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Ali Krug. Produced by Annapurna Television. Starring Taylor Dearden, Aubrey Peeples, Brad Morris, Leah Harvey, Jessica Hecht and Imogen Tear.