Dick Wolf
David Buchan for Variety
United States
2020

Wolf Entertainment

Dick
Wolf

Wolf rewrote the history books again in early 2020 when “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” which had just in its 21st season become TV’s longest-running live-action, scripted primetime series, scored a three-season pickup, as did his three Windy City-set series on NBC — “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med” — all part of a new nine-figure deal with Universal. Subsequently, protests calling for police reform led critics to question whether Wolf-style procedurals glorify law enforcement, and he had to fire a writer from the spinoff “Law & Order: Organized Crime” for controversial Facebook posts about looters. As always, Wolf is moving forward with new series, including “American Babylon,” a period drama about the creation of Vegas that is being shopped to premium cable and streaming.

Career

  • LAW & ORDER
  • COLD JUSTICE
  • CHICAGO FIRE

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Reality TV Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
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Ilene Chaiken Sets Universal TV Overall Deal, Boards 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' as Showrunner

Ilene Chaiken Sets Universal TV Overall Deal, Boards 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' as Showrunner

Ilene Chaiken has signed an overall deal with Universal Television, Variety has confirmed. As part of the deal, Chaiken has joined the upcoming NBC show "Law & Order: Organized Crime" as executive producer and showrunner.Chaiken takes over showruner duties on the series from Matt Olmstead, who stepped down in October. She is known for creating the hit Showtime series "The L Word," with Chaiken also serving as an executive producer on the recent reboot "The L Word: Generation Q." She was...

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