John Glenn retired as showrunner of the CBS military drama . SEAL Team confirmed after an unspecified investigation by producer CBS Television Studios Deadline.
The author-producer is also retired from his overall contract with the studio. According to sources, Glenn's executive producer Spencer Hudnut will serve as an interim showrunner and production will not be impacted by Glenn's exit.
CBS and CBS TV Studios did not comment on the sudden departure of the showrunner from the series Glenn, however, issued a statement tonight by his attorney Michael Plonsker:
"I am proud of our work and have enjoyed it very much Opportunity to contribute to their creative and commercial success. During my time as a show runner, I was pleased to hire, develop and support numerous producers, authors and crew members who share our passion to make the series as good as possible.
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" While it's hard work to produce a show like SEAL Team I also firmly believed in listening to my concerns and making important concessions to the professional needs and privacy of our employees. I am looking forward to my next professional steps. "
Plonsker added," Mr. Glenn denies all the results of the investigation by CBS.
Glenn, whose credits include the history miniseries of Hatfields & McCoys, joined the SEAL team as a showrunner at May 2018, according to his Neuland run. Season 3 of the series produced by CBS TV Studios and Timberman-Beverly with David Boreanaz kicks off on Wednesday, October 2nd.
Glenn's exit is the latest for CBS, which has separated from its longtime CEO Leslie Moonves a year ago, allegations of sexual abuse and harassment. 60 minutes EP Jeff Fager, who resigned a few days later.
Just last week, Walter Mosley resigned as the author of the CBS All Access drama Star Trek: Discovery after he told a story in the author's room where he used the N-word, and decided Leaving the show after Human Resources had told him, "I could only use that word in a script."
In October, CBS TV Studios had fired NCIS: New Orleans showrunner Brad Kern after two investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination against women and racially accused comments. Another EP of the CBS TV Studios series, Adam Targum, went abruptly three months later.
The Hollywood Reporter first had the Glenn story.