Andrew W. Marlowe Steps Down as Castle Showrunner

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There's been a behind-the-scenes Castle shakeup.

Andrew W. Marlowe has stepped down from his role as showrunner of this ABC hit, a capacity he's held since the first day of filming.

Marlowe will remain prominently involved with the series, but David Amann - who joined Castle as an executive producer on Season 3 - will take over lead duties going into Castle Season 7.

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"Over the past four seasons, David has proven himself to be a tremendous leader and a great steward of our show’s unique voice,” Marlowe said in a statement. “I’m excited to continue our creative collaboration as he assumes his new responsibilities."

Among the popular episodes penned by Amann are the Castle Season 5 premiere, “After the Storm,” along with “Under Fire,” “Disciple," “In the Belly of the Beast and "That ’70s Show."

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