“Prison Break” creator Paul Scheuring will take over as the new showrunner for Amazon’s thriller series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” for its third season ahead of the second season which hits Amazon on November 1st.
Scheuring will also serve as executive producer and started work this week on the John Krasinski-led action series which has not started production on the new season as yet.
He replaces Carlton Cuse, who stepped back from day-to-day showrunner duties in March after working on the first two seasons, and David Scarpa who recently departed. Krasinski also has a lot of say in decision-making on the show.
That’s not the only showrunner switch out talk happening today. Talking with Paste Magazine this week, HBO’s “Watchmen” showrunner Damon Lindelof suggests that if there is a second season for his series, there’s a chance he might step down so someone else can tell their own story:
“I felt that if these nine episodes end without feeling like we completed a story, in the same way that we feel that at the end of a season of Fargo or True Detective, you know, then it’s not really Watchmen. It’s just another continuing show where you have to come up with a cool cliffhanger for the finale.
It’s also not my story, right? I appropriated it. And so the idea that someone else could come along and do another season of Watchmen, that’s really exciting to me too. I would watch the f–k out of that. These nine episodes are sort of everything that I have to say at this point about Watchmen, and then we’ll kind of go from there.”
Lindelof has made it clear in other interviews the nine-episode run of the series this year serves as a complete piece rather than as an ongoing saga. So far the show has proven a hit with critics and audiences though so a second season isn’t that out of the question.