11:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
USA Network's 'Falling Water' Renewed, Taps New Showrunner for Season 2
USA Network is diving back into Falling Water.
The cabler has renewed the supernatural drama for a second season, and has tapped Remi Aubuchon (Falling Skies) to take over as showrunner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Season two is set to launch later this year.
David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6), Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0) and Lizzie Brochere (American Horror Story: Asylum) star in the series, which centers on three unrelated people whose worlds collide when they discover newfound abilities to manipulate dreams — and by extension, the dreamers themselves. They must now determine how to use their gifts once they realize the fate of the world rests with them.
The series hails from creators Blake Masters (Brotherhood) and the late Henry Bromwell (Homeland), who passed away in 2013. The two are credited as exec producers along with Gale Ann Hurd (The Walking Dead) and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). Universal Cable Productions produces the series.
"Falling Water turns the traditional dramatic thriller on its head by tapping into the power of something we all have access to: dreams,” said Chris McCumber, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment networks president. “We look forward to continuing this bold, completely unique story.”
Added Jeff Wachtel, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chief creative officer: “With its striking visuals and stylized narrative, Falling Water creates a world where dreams have a dramatic impact on reality. Gale and Blake executed a thought-provoking and resonant first season. We’re delighted to welcome Rémi to the creative team — and we can’t wait to see where he takes us next.”
Although ratings for season one of Falling Water were soft, no doubt helping matters was the fact that Falling Water is produced in-house, like much of USA Network's original series slate. Only Queen of the South, which is also returning for season two with a new showrunner, is produced by an outside studio (Fox 21). Also increasing Falling Water's chances was a recent deal with Amazon for exclusive SVOD rights of the series. Amazon is also home to USA Network's critically acclaimed hacker drama Mr. Robot.
USA Network's original drama slate also includes Colony — which wraps its second season Thursday — Shooter and Suits, as well as the upcoming Jessica Biel psychological thriller The Sinner.