Amazon's Lore gets a new season, and a new showrunner

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Feb 26, 2018, 12:28 PM EST

Amazon has renewed horror anthology show Lore for a second season, with Sean Crouch (The Exorcist, Numb3rs) taking over as showrunner, the streaming-service giant announced Monday morning.

Crouch replaces Season 1 showrunner Glen Morgan (X-Files). No word from Amazon or Morgan’s reps as to why Morgan was replaced or where he’s going. 

Adapted from Aaron Mahnke’s podcast of the same name, Lore explores disturbing real-life stories that gave rise to modern myths and legends. The second season will feature new tales from the podcast, as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form, and will star new cast members. 

The series will continue to feature narration, archive footage, and animation to complement the filmed segments.

“Customers loved the first season of Lore for its unique blend of narrative and documentary storytelling, and we’re excited to give them another season of this suspenseful hybrid series,” said Heather Schuster, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals, in a statement. “Sean brings great experience in the supernatural genre, and we’re excited for him to help us tell even more frightening and visually captivating stories.”

Amazon also revealed that Season 2 is set to kick off production in April, and this tweet from Lore producer Gale Ann Hurd (The Hurt Locker) says it’s scheduled to air this fall.

Lore is produced by Propagate Content and Valhalla Entertainment. Mahnke is co-executive producer.

The first season can be streamed now on Amazon Prime.