ABC’s 2019 crime drama Stumptown tapped Monica Owusu-Breen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Lost) to serve as co-showrunner with Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7, Lucky 7) on season 2, via The Hollywood Reporter. She is set to replace Matt Olmstead (Chicago P.D., Chicago Med) while he is working on his latest project, the new Law & Order: SVU spinoff.
Cobie Smulders’ (How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers) Stumptown is based on the graphic novels of the same name. The series follows Army veteran Dex Parios, played by Smulders, who lives in Portland to care for her brother and work for the local police as a private investigator. Alongside Smulders, the series also stars Cole Sibus (Spare Room), Jake Johnson (New Girl, Let’s Be Cops), Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man, The Intruder), Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop, Chicago Justice), Fiona Rene (Sinister Squad), Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves), and Adrian Martinez (Focus, Lady and the Tramp).
Negotiations for Owusu-Breen’s new position as co-showrunner have been in the works for weeks. She was featured on the Stumptown panel at Comic-Con at Home this past weekend along with Smulders, Johnson, and Ealy, as well as executive producers Richman, David Bernad (The D Train, Bad Trip), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Venom), and Greg Rucka (The Old Guard, Batman: Gotham Knight).
Rucka is known for writing the graphic novel that Stumptown is based on. Season 2 is set to premiere in Fall 2020 but will most likely be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The season one trailer can be watched below.