Published on April 4th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
Apple loses another showrunner to “creative differences”
Back in February, showrunner Brian Fuller left Apple’s forthcoming Amazing Stories reboot over “creative differences.” It looks like Apple still hasn’t figured out how to play well with others, as creator and showrunner Jay Carson has now left the Jennifer Aniston / Reese Witherspoon morning show drama project.
In their story from yesterday, Variety reported that Kerry Ehrin (pictured above, courtesy of Apple and Kerry Ehrin) is in talks to take over for Carson. Ehrin most recently served as co-creator, executive producer and showrunner of A&E’s Emmy-nominated drama Bates Motel, and has also helped to produce shows such as Rise, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights and Moonlighting.
As with most of the TV shows Apple has announced, we still don’t know much about this project. We do know it’s inspired by Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV (a behind-the-scenes look at the “morning TV wars”) and is being produced by Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine. Two seasons of ten episodes each have been ordered at a cost of $240 million, and it’s now apparent Apple felt their money should be pushing the show in a different direction.
The question now is which show will be next to lose its creative team over creative differences with Apple. Place your bet on one of the following:
- the psychological thriller from executive producer by M. Night Shyamalan
- the drama series centered around NBA star Kevin Durant
- the new show from the creator of La La Land
- the Kristen Wiig comedy based Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short-story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It
- the futuristic world-building drama See
- the docuseries called Home
- Are You Sleeping? starring Octavia Spencer and based on Kathleen Barber’s novel of the same name
- the new sci-fi drama from Ronald D. Moore