Derek Haas on Chicago Fire, screenwriting, and A Different Lie.

Derek Haas on Chicago Fire, Screenwriting, and A Different Lie

Derek Haas on Chicago Fire, Screenwriting, and A Different Lie

Risks and rewards of the creative life.
Nov. 17 2015 5:24 PM

Derek Haas on Chicago Fire, Screenwriting, and A Different Lie

The co-creator of Chicago Fire talks about the joy of writing for the screen and the 

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Derek Haas.

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Rian Johnson.

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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Derek Haas, the co-creator of Chicago Fire, executive producer of Chicago PD and Chicago Med, and the author of A Different Lie—the fourth book in a series featuring the contract killer Columbus. The two talk about their respective creative failures, how Derek manages his time as a showrunner and novelist, and why he feels compelled to keep writing books. Plus, Derek reflects on his time learning the ropes in Hollywood and why he and his creative partner, Michael Brandt, decided early on to see every project through to the end.

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Brian Koppelman is a filmmaker (Rounders, Solitary Man), essayist, and podcaster. His latest project is the upcoming Showtime series Billions.