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January 14, 2014

A new novel from Dick Wolf joins his TV empire



What he called "my quiet hope" is that these thrillers and their hero might inspire an annual Jeremy Fisk miniseries.

But weekly, scripted drama remains Wolf's true forte. He considers himself a businessman generating inventory with a lucrative afterlife as cable repeats.

"The stakes are so huge for the next decade!" he said, picturing the same happy prospect for his "Chicago" shows.

Meanwhile, he's thinking internationally. He produces a "Law & Order" edition for the United Kingdom, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" in France and Russian versions of "CI" and "SVU," among other global iterations.

"I'd really like that to happen with 'Fire' and 'P.D.,'" he said. "Every big city on the planet has a police department and a fire department. How about 'Paris Fire'?"

And all the better if, back home, this domestic duo spawns a third "Chicago" series. How about "Chicago Justice"?

"From your lips to Mr. Nielsen's ears," Wolf replied. "But there's no possibility of that happening unless 'P.D.' succeeds. So believe me when I say that our entire focus is getting this one to work."


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