“Carnival Row” Swaps Out A Showrunner

Carnival Row Swaps Out A Showrunner

Amazon’s Victorian fantasy drama “Carnival Row” is undergoing a behind-the-scenes overhaul ahead of its return.

The series is set in a world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist under the onerous laws of humanity.

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in the series which scored mixed reviews and was renewed for a follow-up ahead of its debut in July.

The series was originally written as a Black List script by Travis Beacham and subsequently turned into a series which he co-created with Rene Echevarria. Echevarria served as showrunner on the first season.

After the initial filming wrapped, former “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow” co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim stepped in, replacing Echevarria as showrunner and headed up reshoots on the first season.

Now both Beacham and Guggenheim are exiting, Beacham departing over creative differences in a mutual decision while Guggenheim is exiting due to his busy schedule which currently involves overseeing The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event.

As a result, former “The Man in the High Castle” producer and “Daredevil” Season 3 showrunner Erik Oleson is stepping in to serve as showrunner on Row’s second season. Beacham, Echevarria and Guggenheim will remain as executive producers with Guggenheim also consulting.

Source: Deadline