Dick Wolf, the Emmy-winning creator of hit TV franchises who has been showcasing much of his work on NBC over the years, has received an order for a new series from CBS.
The network announced today it has given a 13-episode series production commitment to a new one-hour drama from Wolf for broadcast during the 2018-2019 season. The series, with the working title “F.B.I.,” is a scripted drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Wolf, Craig Turk (“The Good Wife”), Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski will executive produce. Turk will serve as showrunner and is writing the pilot episode.
The CBS announcement calls Wolf “one of television’s most iconic creator/producers,” adding that he is “the creator of the most successful brand in the history of television — ‘Law & Order.'” Wolf has won Emmys for “Law & Order” and the HBO telefilm “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”
Wolf has five series on NBC for the current season: “Law & Order: SVU” (season 19); “Chicago Fire (season 6); “Chicago P.D.” (season 5); “Chicago Med” (season 3); and the new limited series “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”
The new CBS series will be a co-production of Universal Television and CBS Television Studios.