Michael S. Chernuchin has signed on as showrunner of NBC’s new drama series Chicago Justice. The move brings him back into the Dick Wolf fold after long stints as a producer-writer on Wolf’s flagship Law & Order franchise, which he showran from 2002-04. He also was an executive producer on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Most recently, Chernuchin was EP of Audience Network’s Rogue and Starz’s Black Sails.
NBC picked up the Wolf Entertainment- and Universal TV-produced Chicago Justice to series last month, expanding the network’s Chicago franchise to four. The legal offshoot, whose characters were introduced on the May 11 episode of Chicago P.D., revolves around the Chicago State’s Attorney’s team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on while fearlessly pursuing justice. Philip Winchester stars alongside Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka.
Wolf, Chernuchin, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski executive produce Criminal Justice, which will premiere sometime during the new TV season.
Chernuchin is repped by Paradigm, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Robert S. Getman.