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‘Carnival Row’ Shakeup: Erik Oleson Takes Over as Showrunner for Season 2

Series co-creator Travis Beacham exits Amazon fantasy series

Amazon’s “Carnival Row” is getting a new showrunner for Season 2.

“Daredevil” alum Erik Oleson is taking over the reins of the fantasy series from Season 1 showrunner Marc Guggenheim. Guggenheim will remain on board as an executive producer for Season 2, but co-creator Travis Beacham is exiting the show entirely.

“Carnival Row,” which debuted back in August, is a period fantasy drama starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne in a world where humans and mythical creatures co-exist. It was picked up for a second season at the streaming service earlier this summer, about a month before the series premiere.

The series was based on Beacham’s “A Killing on Carnival Row” script, which appeared on the very first installment of the Hollywood Blacklist in 2005. Beacham is said to be exiting the project due to creative differences.

In addition to Guggenheim and Beacham, executive producers on Season 1 included Bloom, Rene Echevarria and Jon Amiel. Delevingne also serves as an executive producer on Season 2. The project hails from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television.

Deadline first reported the news.