FlashForward loses showrunner

Eli Stone's Marc Guggenheim departs the US drama to leave David Goyer in charge as the sole series showrunner.

ff4FlashForward co-showrunner/executive producer Marc Guggenheim is leaving the series, to leave David Goyer in charge as the sole series showrunner.

Goyer, who wrote screenplays for Ghost Rider, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Flash, had limited hands-on TV series experience, so Eli Stone co-creator Guggenheim was brought in after the pilot to help.

Now after learning the ropes on the original 12-episode order, Goyer will helm the remaining nine episodes solo.

Of course, we’re unlikely to see how things fare before 2010 in Australia.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

7 Responses

  1. i dont get where the hate for fringe comes from. Yeah it’s a 21st century x-files, but so what? I like the characters a whole lot more than those on flash-forward. I can see FF running out of steam something along the lines of heroes, which has rapidly gone down hill after season 1 (ive not bothered investigating the current season, a waste of breadband). Joseph Fiennes permanent scowling really irritates me. While fringe has that guy from the wire, the guy from LOTR, one of the guys from saving private ryan (ahem, and umm yes – that guy from dawsons creek)

    Thats my $0.02

    *runs for cover*

  2. Flashforward is so much better than the dreadful Fringe it’s not funny. Whether it will be able to retain viewer interest into a second/third/etc. season remains to be seen, but so far, so good.

    I think the range of flashforwards they’ve used so far have been good, not everyone would be doing or experiencing anything “significant” during such an event and the writers were smart enough to realise that.

  3. I was hoping the show would be much more but I don’t know… I’ll keep watching but I wonder if it will get a 2nd season?

    BTW Heroes is much better this season, don’t want to spoil anyone but Clair gets a new friend, if you watch Ellen Tuesday you would already know this.

  4. Flashforward is not even comparable to Fringe. Fringe is essentially X-Files for dumb people. Flashforward deals with one single event, we don’t yet know what caused the Flashforwards, maybe supernatural, but Fringe like X-Files each episode is a case by case solving alien/supernatural incidents. No comparisons at all, more like Lost than anything.

    I like the show, but agree some of the Flashforwards are just idiotic, – cop on the toilet, man with black face in leather pants, – who cares, and Joseph Fiennes hardly the best actor, but the rest is great.

  5. It will be interesting to see if there is a marked change in the way the show develops…many shows suffer when a key creative authority leaves as the whole feel of the show is tampered with (think Heroes S3 – which switched back to normal half way through thankfully!). Particularly, as Guggenheim is a pretty strong writer…

  6. And I’m unlikely to be watching. The first three episodes were awful in so many ways – especially the “comedy cop” scene in episode 2.

    FlashForward is, essentially, Fringe for dumb people.

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