NCIS: Los Angeles TV show creator, Shane Brennan, is exiting as showrunner of the long-running CBS naval procedural drama, but will remain as an executive producer. Brennan has been with the NCIS spin-off, since the beginning. Brennan executive produced the King & Maxwell TV series, starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn, which was cancelled by TNT after one season of 10 episodes.
According to Deadline, Brennan has a two-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios for his production company Shane Brennan Productions. Executive producer R. Scott Gemmill, will assume the role of showrunner for NCIS: Los Angeles, starring Chris O’Donnell, Daniela Rush, Barrett Foa, Linda Hunt, and LL Cool J.
Per Deadline, Brennan is developing The Expendables TV show adaptation, based on the feature film franchise, which was previously in the works at FOX. According to the report, The Expendables is now being shopped to other networks and digital distributors.
Here is more, from Deadline:
Additionally, Brennan, who will continue to partner with Grant Anderson, President of Shane Brennan Productions, is adapting Luna: New Moon, the first book in an upcoming science fiction series by Ian McDonald. Brennan and CBS TV Studios landed the rights to the book, set in the year 2110 on the moon, in a competitive situation last summer.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the NCIS: Los Angeles TV series? Do you expect the change in showrunners will have a big effect on the CBS drama?