She takes the reins from previous showrunner Laeta Kalogridis
Alison Schapker, executive producer of Netflix series “Altered Carbon,” has signed an exclusive, multi-year overall deal with Skydance Television, the studio behind the sci-fi series, a spokesperson for SkyDance confirmed to TheWrap.
Under the deal, Schapker will move up to the role of sole showrunner for “Altered Carbon,” taking over the reins for season two from previous showrunner Laeta Kalogridis, who will continue to serve as an executive producer. Schapker will also develop and produce original scripted series for Skydance TV.
“Alison is an outstanding storyteller and first-class executive producer and showrunner. We are incredibly proud of the work she’s done on the second season of ‘Altered Carbon’ and are beyond thrilled at the opportunity to continue collaborating with her,” said Marcy Ross, president of Skydance Television.
“I’m excited to expand my relationship with the team at Skydance and to partner with a studio that’s making some of the most compelling television today,” Schapker said. “I’m grateful to David, Dana and Marcy for welcoming me into their versatile and creative family and look forward to creating and building new worlds together.”
Schapker previously served as a writer and co-executive producer on ABC’s “Scandal.”
She is well known for her work on the ABC espionage series “Alias” and for the Fox science-fiction series “Fringe.” She has also worked on series such as “Charmed,” “Lost,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “Almost Human.” The “Lost” writing staff, including Schapker, was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the second and third seasons.
Schapker’s deal was brokered by WME prior to the expiration of WGA/ATA franchise agreementon April 12th. She is currently repped by J.R. McGinnis of Felker Toczek Gellman Suddleson.