Michael Brandt, Derek Haas Sign Production Deal With Universal TV

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Michael Brandt and Derek Haas of NBC’s “Chicago” procedural dramas have signed a production deal with the network’s sister studio, Universal Television, Variety has learned. The length of the deal is not known, but it covers multiple years.

Brandt and Haas will continue to serve as executive producers on Dick Wolf and Universal’s “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med.” They are also set to exec produce the franchise’s upcoming legal spinoff “Chicago Justice,” which heads into production later this month and will launch as an embedded episode of “Chicago P.D.”

Brandt and Haas’ feature film “Overdrive,” starring Scott Eastwood and directed by Antonio Negret, which they wrote and produced, is set to premiere later this year. The two also wrote the screenplay for “2 Fast 2 Furious.”

The “Chicago” franchise has become critical to NBC’s scripted programming strategy. This season the network introduced “Chicago Med,” the second spinoff from “Law & Order” creator Wolf’s original “Chicago Fire,” for which Brandt and Haas wrote the pilot script. The three series are consistently among the top 20 broadcast shows in Nielsen’s live-plus-same day ratings.

“Fire,” “P.D.” and “Med” have all been renewed for next season.

Brandt and Haas are represented by WME and Hansen Jacobson.