Dick Wolf Inks Five-Year Deal with Universal Television


Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment have signed a new five-year deal to remain at Universal Television, which has been his studio home for the past 36 years.

As part of the new agreement, NBC has given three-year pickups to its Chicago brand—Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med—as well as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, now in its 21st season. The pact also includes multiple series commitments.

Wolf’s deal comes on the heels of his recent deal with NBCUniversal’s soon-to-be-launched streaming service Peacock, where Wolf’s library, including both the Law & Order and Chicago franchises, will be available.

“I’m gratified and excited that Universal will remain our home for five more years,” Wolf said. “This new term deal complements our recently concluded agreement to make Peacock one of the primary destinations for both the L&O and Chicago brands, as well as our extraordinary three-year NBC broadcast pickups on all four current series. We are now supercharged to expand our business on new platforms, both domestically and internationally, while continuing to produce our current and future series for broadcasting and streaming networks.”

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Dick over the decades and it goes without saying he remains one of the most influential producers in history,” said Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios. “He is a visionary, unlike any other whose impact, has changed the entire television landscape. We’re beyond thrilled to have Dick and his team remain in the NBCUniversal family for many years to come.”

“The significance of having Dick Wolf remain at Universal Television can’t be overstated,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, president of Universal Television. “Dick has proven himself masterful at building successful, iconic brands and telling gripping, intelligent and thought-provoking stories. It’s an honor and pleasure to be a part of the Wolf Pack for the next five years. We’re also grateful to NBC for their continued support of the Law & Order and Chicago drama series.”

“Dick Wolf has proven time and time again that he makes shows audiences love,” said Paul Telegdy, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “We are delighted, excited and proud that as part of this epic deal with Wolf Entertainment, NBC’s loyal audience will know that their favorite shows have a certain future for the next three years.”