‘Chicago P.D.’ Showrunner Rick Eid Re-Ups Overall Deal With Universal TV

By Denise Petski, Nellie Andreeva

Courtesy of WME

Chicago P.D. showrunner Rick Eid is extending his relationship with Universal TV, signing a new two-year overall deal with the studio behind the hit NBC series.

Under the pact, Eid, who took the reins of Chicago P.D. last summer, will continue as showrunner and executive producer on the cop drama, which is airing its fifth season and recently celebrated its 100th episode. NBC has yet to make a renewal decision on the Chicago franchise but all three series, including P.D., are considered a safe bet to return.

“Rick and I have worked together off and on for the past 13 years and he has become a versatile and invaluable member of our team,” said Dick Wolf, co-creator and executive producer of Chicago P.D.

Eid previously served as showrunner and executive producer for another Dick Wolf series, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. Prior to SVU, Eid was executive producer on CBS’ Hostages and showrunner on TNT’s Dark Blue. In addition, he previously served as co-executive producer on the mothership Law & Order series and co-created the NBC series Conviction.

“Rick has done an excellent job shepherding and maintaining the quality of Chicago P.D. this season, said Pearlena Igbokwe, President, Universal Television. “I’m thrilled his talents will remain at Universal Television for the foreseeable future.”

Eid is repped by WME.

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