Showrunner shuffle on Peacock's 'Enemy'
EmptyThere's a change at the helm of NBC's new drama series "My Own Worst Enemy."
Show creator Jason Smilovic is taking a back seat in the day-to-day operations on the series starring Christian Slater as a middle-class suburban dad whose alter ego is a superspy.
John Eisendrath, who serves as a co-executive producer on the show, is in negotiations to be elevated to executive producer/ showrunner.
Sources at NBC stress that Smilovic, who remains an executive producer on "Enemy," will continue to be the creative force behind the series and will navigate it with Eisendrath.
The behind-the-scenes adjustment comes as production is wrapping on the pilot episode of "Enemy," directed by David Semel.
"Enemy" was one of several projects NBC ordered direct to series. One of them, the drama "Philanthropist," saw writer/executive producer Tom Fontana depart in April over creative differences with the network.
"Enemy," from Universal Media Studios, is set to air in the plum post-"Heroes" Monday 10 p.m. slot. It originally was scheduled to launch Sept. 29, but the premiere was pushed to Oct. 13 to showcase the sophomore drama "Life" behind "Heroes" for two weeks and to help "Enemy" stay in originals through December. (partialdiff)