‘Chicago Fire’ Showrunner Derek Haas Exits Series After 10 Years

Saying goodbye. Chicago Fireplace showrunner Derek Haas introduced he’s exiting the NBC collection and Wolf Leisure after ten years.

“Though I’m leaving Wolf Leisure subsequent yr to concentrate on creating new exhibits, I’m fully dedicated to delivering wonderful episodes of Chicago Fireplace and FBI: Worldwide by means of the tip of the present seasons,” the tv author, 52, shared in a press release with Selection on Friday, November 4. “I discovered every little thing I find out about storytelling, tempo, characters, manufacturing values, and hiring the most effective solid, crews, and staffs from Dick Wolf and Peter Jankowski, and as laborious as it’s to go away a spot you’re keen on and have referred to as residence for over a decade, together with unimaginable help from Common Tv, NBC and CBS, I sit up for constructing my very own model in leisure.”

In 2012, Haas and Michael Brandt cocreated Chicago Fireplace, finally launching the One Chicago franchise with Wolf Leisure shortly after. The manufacturing firm, which was based by Dick Wolf in 1988, additionally created the hit franchise Regulation & Order.

The 310 to Yuma screenwriter at the moment serves as showrunner and govt producer on the firefighter drama, which is at the moment in its eleventh season. Haas has govt producer credit on the spinoffs Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. as nicely.

Haas will stay with the present till the tip of its present season subsequent spring. The TV present creator hasn’t simply penned the One Chicago universe, he’s additionally answerable for the CBS present FBI: Worldwide alongside Wolf who serves as a cocreator. Haas may even exit this collection on the finish of its second season.

The screenwriter shared that he has “many twists and turns” deliberate for each Chicago Fireplace and FBI: Worldwide. Haas teased followers of each collection to “keep tuned for some epic surprises.

Haas will not be the primary to announce his departure from the One Chicago franchise this yr. Man Lockard, Sarah Rafferty and Asjha Cooper all left Chicago Med this previous yr, with Brian Tee set to go away the medical drama after this season. Jimmy Nicholas additionally departed from Chicago Fireplace in October.

Authentic solid member Jesse Lee Soffer introduced in August he was leaving Chicago P.D. in August. The actor returned as his character, Jay Halstead for 3 episodes of season 10 earlier than formally exiting the present in October. The New York native starred in a complete 189 episodes of the collection for the reason that present premiered in 2014. Following his ultimate episode of the police drama, the actor took to social media to thank the followers for his or her help.

“That is unhappy however true. Simply need all of the followers to understand how grateful I’m. You guys are why we do it! It has been an honor. Love you all ❤️,” the In Time star wrote by way of Twitter on the time.

In October, Selection revealed that Soffer would return to the collection to direct an episode in season 10, which is able to air someday in 2023.