CASTLE Showrunner Andrew Marlowe Steps Down | Give Me My Remote

CASTLE Showrunner Andrew Marlowe Steps Down

June 16, 2014 by  

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CASTLE is undergoing some behind-the-scenes changes for its upcoming seventh season: series creator Andrew Marlowe (who ran the Nathan Fillion/Stana Katic-led procedural for the first six seasons) is stepping down as showrunner, and will hand over his main showrunning duties to CASTLE executive producer David Amann.

“Over the past four seasons, David has proven himself to be a tremendous leader and a great steward of our show’s unique voice,” Marlowe said in a statement. “I’m excited to continue our creative collaboration as he assumes his new responsibilities.”

Marlowe — who has said he has “a pretty good idea of where [CASTLE is ultimately] going to go” — will continue to have a day-to-day presence with the series, but will also work on developing additional projects as a part of his overall deal with ABC Studios.

As for CASTLE’s new boss, fans of the ABC drama should be very familiar with Amann’s work: some of the episodes he’s written (or co-written) include “3XK,” “After the Storm,” and “In the Belly of the Beast.” (Amann also previously worked on such shows as THE X-FILES and WITHOUT A TRACE.)

What do you think of this CASTLE change?

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2 Responses to “CASTLE Showrunner Andrew Marlowe Steps Down”

  1. AL MARKS on June 16th, 2014 1:20 pm

    Seems like an odd time to announce it, mid-hiatus. I can’t say why but this feels somewhat forced, but I can’t imagine who could force it. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series from 1X1 until 6X19 at which point it seemed to me that it ran off the tracks for no clear reason. Not familiar enough with the behind the scenes workings to comment on Mr Amann’s appointment, so I guess time will tell.

  2. Eridapo on June 17th, 2014 1:27 am

    In corporate speak it means he was forced out, but ABC is being gracious for what he has done for them and wants to give him a graceful way out