Dick Wolf Starts a ‘Chicago Fire’ At NBC

The legendary TV producer also gets a renewal for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

After more than twenty years at NBC, it should come as no surprise that TV producer Dick Wolf is remaining with the network.

According to Deadline, Wolf has signed a new deal with NBC that includes a renewal for the long running, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and a new series called "Chicago Fire;" which is described as "an action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department."

Former "House" star, Jesse Spencer leads the cast of "Chicago Fire," which also includes Lauren German, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, Eamonn Walker, David Eigenberg, Christian Stolte, Teri Reeves and Merle Dandridge. The pilot episode of "Chicago Fire" was written by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, who will executive produce the series alongside Wolf, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski.

The renewal of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will bring the series up to its fourteenth season, which is only six seasons away from tying the twenty season record held by its predecessor, "Law & Order" and "Gunsmoke."

Outside of the "Law & Order" franchise he created, Wolf has also worked on several TV dramas including, "Miami Vice," "Nasty Boys," "New York Undercover," "Dragnet" and "Conviction." Part of Wolf's new deal with NBC also features a potential military themed reality competition show to be produced alongside Mark Burnett.

 

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