NBC has found the showrunner for their latest Chicago offshoot.
Veteran producer Michael Chernuchin has been tapped to lead Chicago Justice, the latest iteration of the Chicago franchise which was piloted a couple of months ago with a planted episode of Chicago P.D.
Chicago Justice follows the State’s Attorney’s dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city’s high stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law.
Strike Back and 24: Live Another Day star Philip Winchester leads the cast as Assistant State’s Attorney Peter Stone. Other regular cast members include Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka.
Chicago Justice is being produced by Dick Wolf’s production company Wolf Entertainment and NBC’s sister studio Universal Television. The executive producers are Michael Chernuchin, Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt and Arthur Forney. The series is eyed for a midseason berth on NBC’s 2016-2017 schedule.
This marks something of a reunion for Chernuchin and Dick Wolf. The two previously worked together on the Law & Order franchise, with Chernuchin serving as an executive producer (and later showrunner) on the original Law & Order between 1994 and 2004. He also worked on the spin-off Law & Order Criminal Intent. His other EP credits include Michael Hayes and Black Sails.