Dick Wolf eyes legal-based Chicago spin-off
Move over, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, Chicago Pizza — hey, that last one could be real someday — uberproducer Dick Wolf is planning for another spin-off: Chicago Law.
Law is in the very early development stage. “It would be, obviously, short-sighted, especially after [the three-way crossover], not to be usually kicking the tires on what that would be,” Wolf said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Wednesday. “It would probably be in the legal system and you may see — the same way you saw in the last three years — some people doing legal things that would give an insight into where that could go.”
The prospect of delving into the world of lawyers and prosecutors in Chicago isn’t particularly far-fetched, especially after the recent three-way crossover introduced Maureen Sebastian as a prosecutor who was able to convict the doctor that may have murdered Chicago P.D. character Voight’s (Jason Beghe) wife.
“Would I like to do it? Of course,” Wolf continued. “You talk about your dreams being fulfilled. This is literally a dream come true to have these three shows operating this synergistically is beyond my expectations, because my instinct is always to double-down but there are many masters to serve and a lot of people have to agree, as always. So in the abstract, sure that’d be great, and in the specific, it’s a question of how that would operate and what the form would be, but there have been discussions.”
Wolf also has experience with legal dramas with the Law & Order franchise. The lone L&O series left is SVU, which will crossover with Chicago P.D. in an episode slated for February.
Chicago Med and Chicago Fire air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET, respectively, while Chicago P.D. airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.