David S Goyer steps down from FlashForward responsibility
Story by Jack Foley
DAVID S Goyer has stepped down as the main showrunner of ABC thriller, FastForward.
Although he will continue as executive producer, the writer-director has announced his decision to take more of a back seat creatively on the show so that he can focus more on his movie career.
The decision comes while the show is on mid-season US hiatus and follows original showrunner Mark Guggenheim’s exit in the autumn.
Goyer stepped forward to take responsibility for the show’s remaining nine episodes once it returns in March, but his decision will be seen as a further blow to FlashForward‘s long-term viability.
A new showrunner has yet to be named.
But in a statement, Goyer, whose feature writing credits include Batman Beginsand The Dark Knight, said: “As my feature projects have started ramping up again, I felt I was being pulled in too many directions. I’m proud of the show and excited about the re-launch. It’s in great hands.”
FlashForward is currently filming episodes 17 and 18 of its 23-episode first season and is scheduled for a US return on March 18, 2010.
Based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Robert J. Sawyer, the show stars Joseph Fiennes as an FBI agent trying to figure out what caused the entire world to blackout and see visions of the future for two minutes and 17 seconds.