The drama’s showrunner Ed Bernero has exited the series following creative clashes with executive producer Joe Carnahan, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
State of Affairs is looking to replace Bernero’s spot with Trauma creator Dario Scardapane. Bernero told reporters in June that he has been with the project since its beginning, stating: “When I first saw the pilot at NBC, I had been talking to NBC for a while about coming back because I started at NBC with a show called Third Watch years ago and I just kind of missed the people,” he told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour after he was asked why he boarded the series. “I didn’t come in because there were any problems. I came in as the showrunner once the show was picked up and they knew they needed a showrunner.”