Castle Season 7 Update: David Amann is the New Showrunner
Attention “Castle” fans! Series creator Andrew Marlowe makes way for executive producer/writer David Amann as the new showrunner. Want to know more? Check out our latest updates on “Castle” Season 7 including tidbits about David Amman.
Starting on the upcoming seventh season of the ABC series, TV Line reported that Marlowe will step down as the showrunner. He will be replaced by executive producer David Amann. Marlowe recently told in a statement that he won’t be exiting the show, but his other time will be focused on developing new ideas for the network.
“Over the past four seasons, David has proven himself to be a tremendous leader and a great steward of our show’s unique voice,” said Marlowe in the TV Line article.
According to Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Marlowe had been in the position for the entire six seasons since its premiere on March 2009. He had also written 129 episodes and executively produced 116 episodes for the series.
His move was considered shocking because, according to Variety, “Castle” Season 6 has skyrocketed as the most watched season. It also showed the continuous growth of the series by garnering an average of 3.1 million viewers in the 18-49 age bracket from the overall 14.3 million of audience. Curious about what happened in the Season 6 Finale? Check out Movie News Guide’s (MNG) recap of Episode 23 “For Better or Worse,” which aired on May 12, 2014.
Moreover, David Amann had been part of the team for the past four seasons since 2010. He was known for writing some of the most watched episodes among the eleven episodes he had written for “Castle,” including the groovy “That 70’s Show” episode (air date: April 21, 2014).
David’s other film/TV credits include as a writer and an executive producer for CBS’ series “Without a Trace” and “Three Rivers,” NBC’s “Crossing Jordan” and FOX’s “The X-Files.”
“Castle” is a police procedural comedy-drama series from ABC. The cast members include Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as Detective Katherine “Kate” Beckett, Jon Huertas as Detective Javier “Javi”/”Espo” Esposito, Seamus Dever as Detective Kevin Ryan, Tamala Jones as Dr. Lanie Parish, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Captain Roy Montgomery, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle and Penny Johnson Jerald as Captain Victoria Gates.
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