The Sopranos alums Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov have been named executive producer and writing showrunners of NBC’s upcoming drama series Chicago Med, the latest offshoot in Wolf Films/Universal TV’s successful Chicago Fire franchise. They succeed Andrew Dettman who recently exited the new series after a brief stint. He will continue to develop projects for Universal TV.
The appointment comes before Chicago Med is scheduled to go into production for a midseason bow. Like Dettman, Schneider and Frolov come from outside the Wolf universe, while the first two series both have been handled by the core Chicago creative team of Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas.
Chicago Med is described as an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. The series’ regular cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss, Colin Donnell, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo, Brian Tee and Yaya Dacosta. Schneider and Frolov will executive produce with Wolf, Olmstead, Brandt, Haas, Danielle Gelber, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.
Schneider and Frolov most recently served as consulting producers on the new Amazon drama series Bosch. They previously worked as co-executive producers for the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos and executive producers on Northern Exposure, sharing in the last two shows’ best drama series Emmy Awards, The married duo also created series The Chis Isaak Show for Showtime and Easy Money for the CW.
Wolf, Schneider and Frolov are repped by WME.