Shakeup for Broadcast Drama Series, With Co-Creator/Exec Producer/Co-Showrunner Exiting the Show

May 23, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Changes are taking place behind the scenes of a broadcast drama series. Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva reports that co-creator/executive producer/co-showrunner Stephanie SenGupta has left the CW series “Reign.”

SenGupta’s departure leaves co-creator/executive producer Laurie McCarthy as the series’ sole showrunner, the report notes.

Andreeva adds: “The move is not completely unexpected as there had been chatter that the two didn’t quite see eye to eye. SenGupta, who I hear originally came up with the idea for ‘Reign’ many years ago, is moving on to focus on creating a new show on her own.”

SenGupta has recently worked as co-executive producer on the CBS drama “Hawaii Five-0,” and was previously involved in the “Law & Order” franchise.

“The CBS TV Studios-produced ‘Reign,’ a soapy reimagining of the teenage years of Mary Queen of Scots in the French Court, is one of the buzziest new CW series and landed the coveted post-‘Vampire Diaries’ slot on the fall schedule,” Andreeva notes.

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