‘Chicago Justice’ Announces ’24’ Veteran as New Showrunner

Michael S. Chernuchin will oversee latest Dick Wolf “Chicago Fire” spinoff

“Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago Justice” has set Michael S. Chernuchin as showrunner, NBC announced Thursday.

Chernuchin was most recently an executive producer on shows like “Rogue,” “Black Sails” and a consulting producer on Fox’s “24” reboot.

The cast for the new show includes Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka. Some of the new characters were introduced during Wednesday’s episode of “Chicago P.D.”

Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt and Arthur ‎Forney will serve as executive producers. It is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment.

The new series rounds out Wolf’s new franchise currently comprised of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” and “Chicago PD.”

All three of Wolf’s other “Chicago” shows have been solid ratings performers for the network. The newest of the three, “Chicago Med,” was the top scripted show of its Nov. 17 premiere night, earning a 2.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, along with 8.6 million total viewers.

“Chicago P.D.” currently averages a 1.4 rating in the key demo and 6.8 million viewers overall. “Chicago Fire” currently manages a 1.8 rating and 8 million viewers per episode in its fourth season.