The EP Andrea Newman elevated to Co-Showrunner by NBC Drama – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Chicago brand executive producer Andrea Newman has been promoted to co-showrunner by veteran NBC drama, joining co-creator, executive producer and longtime showrunner Derek Haas.

Newman who came along Chicago brand after the pilot as co-executive producer, has been on the show throughout its 10 seasons to date. She was promoted to executive producer in season 6.

Andrea’s voice is embedded in the soul of Chicago Fire, ” said Haas, who will serve as co-showrunner alongside Newman. “She is an enormously gifted storyteller, leader, colleague and friend. No one in Hollywood works harder or cares more about making great TV than she does. “

Newman’s work on Chicago brand is part of a joint venture with Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, which produces Chicago franchise with Dick Wolfs Wolf Entertainment.

Dick Wolf, Haas and Newman produce Chicago brand, which recently hit the 200th episode milestone, along with Michel Gilvary, Reza Tabrizi and Wolf Entertainment’s Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski.

“Andrea has been an integral member of ours Chicago brand writing team since day one. Her support for Derek has been invaluable, ”said Jankowski, COO of Wolf Entertainment.

With Newman’s promotion, all three Chicago series has female showrunners / co-showrunners at the helm. She joins new Chicago PD showrunner Gwen Sigan and Diane Frolov, co-showrunner of Chicago Med with Andrew Schneider.

Newman began his career as a playwright in New York. Before Chicago brand, she worked as a writer-producer on Felicity, Ed, Mister Sterling and the Emmy-winning 24. She worked as a co-executive producer on Cold Case, Private Practice and Human goal. Newman is represented by ICM Partners.

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