Deadline is reporting that procedural super producer Dick Wolf is expanding his empire away from NBC, as CBS has given a 13-episode series order to a currently untitled FBI drama.
Wolf’s first scripted venture outside NBC in 15 years, this newest drama is said to chronicle the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A pilot episode of the series, which will be helmed by The Good Wife‘s Craig Turk, will be filmed alongside CBS’s other projects in development, with the other 12 episodes in the order following shortly after.
Dick Wolf currently has a monopoly on NBC drama, as he’s responsible for Law & Order: SVU and its recent sister series Law & Order True Crime, in addition to creating the Chicago-verse that includes Chicagos PD, Fire, and Med. This past season, Wolf also had Chicago Justice, but where his series already took up so much space, and where the Chicago shows haven’t sold into syndication yet, NBC opted to cancel in spite of decent ratings.
This mark the second network in-house producer to venture out of the nest in recent months. ABC golden goose Shonda Rhimes fled its sister studio for a rich Netflix deal this past August.
This latest Wolf drama is the second series guaranteed a spot on the CBS 2018-19 schedule following megahit Big Bang Theory, which will be going into its 12th season then. A title for the show, as well as its casting, should be announced in the coming months.