Feehan was brought in out of necessity. Apple picked up the untitled Kinberg/Weil character-driven genre drama — sometime referred to as War of the Worlds project because an early incarnation of the project’s parallels to Hg Wells’ classic — based on two scripts and a bible written by the duo.
But a long-gestation series project, The Hunt, which Wail had created, got a green light at Amazon with Al Pacino starring. It had Weil in first position, so he was not available to be a day-to-day showrunner on the Apple series.
With a tight schedule for rolling out new series by Apple, Feehan, whose past credits include Banshee and Ray Donovan, was hired as executive producer/showrunner to generate scripts, overseeing a small writers room comprised by part-time writers.