CBS is in the midst of a revolving door when it comes to FBI — for the third time this year, the show is changing things up with showrunners.
First, it was Craig Turk who wrote the pilot and then departed over creative differences. Following that, Person of Interest alum Greg Plageman was brought in to move things forward. He has now departed, and Wolf Films is bringing on board two familiar faces in Derek Haas and Rick Eid who know a thing or two about keeping shows running smoothly. They are the showrunners at the moment for Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, respectively, and they will continue to do that while also lending some of their talents to this show.
Through three episodes, we actually have found FBI to be fairly steady insofar as a procedural goes. The emphasis has been on the case, and the stories have felt at least reasonably authentic to what some people within the actual FBI would be going through. If there is one downside to the show to date, it is that we don’t really know all that much about any of the characters beyond some random drop-ins here and there in the dialogue. This is where Haas and Eid can come into play. Derek has been able to create a wonderful family atmosphere over on Chicago Fire over the years, one where the emphasis lies on stopping fires but also the relationships between some of the characters. Chicago PD tends to be a little bit darker, but we do know a good bit about the various members of Intelligence. Eid first came on Chicago PD as showrunner in season 5; prior to that, he held the most for a year over on Law & Order: SVU. Wolf Films has a familiar stable of showrunners overall; Michael Chernuchin, who is the current showrunner over on SVU, previously had the post on Chicago Justice.
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