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Luke Kleintank as Scott Forrester on FBI: Worldwide. Pic credit score: CBS

FBI: International goes to be shedding its chief boss. 

Derek Haas, who has dealt with showrunner duties on the collection because it started, will depart Wolf Entertainment on the finish of the present season. 

Haas can even be leaving Chicago Fire, which he co-created and has been a showrunner for because it started. 

Followers could also be involved, however Haas has confirmed that this won’t be till the tip of Season 2 and thus be capable of wrap up any lingering plot threads and concepts. 

Haas has made it clear he’s leaving on good phrases with Wolf Leisure with a view to give attention to some new exhibits of his personal creation.

As this alteration gained’t have an effect on the collection for some time, followers shouldn’t fear an excessive amount of, but a showrunner change can nonetheless be an enormous deal. 

Why is Derek Haas leaving FBI: Worldwide?

A former crime author, Haas made his mark on tv when he and Michael Brandt created Chicago Hearth in 2012. 

The NBC hit quickly spawned the One Chicago universe with Chicago PD, Chicago Med, and the short-lived Chicago Justice. Haas has been showrunner on all 4 collection, though he has in the reduction of to solely dealing with Chicago Hearth. 

When FBI: Worldwide was developed in 2021, Haas was chosen as its showrunner. Whereas the collection is a problem filming abroad, Haas has executed an excellent job dealing with it. 

In a statement to Variety, Haas defined that he desires to create unique collection and will likely be departing each FBI: Worldwide and Chicago Hearth on the finish of their present seasons. 

Haas defined he’s grateful for this chance and for entertaining followers. 

“Though I’m leaving Wolf Leisure subsequent 12 months to give attention to creating new exhibits, I’m fully dedicated to delivering wonderful episodes of Chicago Hearth and FBI: Worldwide by means of the tip of the present seasons. I realized the whole lot I find out about storytelling, tempo, characters, manufacturing values, and hiring the very best forged, crews, and staffs from Dick Wolf and Peter Jankowski, and as onerous as it’s to go away a spot you like and have referred to as house for over a decade, together with unimaginable assist from Common Tv, NBC and CBS, I look ahead to constructing my very own model in leisure.”

Whereas a showrunner change could be a massive deal, FBI: Worldwide followers shouldn’t anticipate too many adjustments but.

How will Derek Haas leaving have an effect on FBI: Worldwide?

Heida Reed as Particular Agent Jamie Kellett on FBI: Worldwide. Pic credit score: CBS

At the moment, FBI: Worldwide is taking a brief break earlier than returning for brand spanking new episodes on November 15. 

The collection stays a scores success and has already been renewed by means of Season 3. 

The present has targeted on extra private storylines, such because the on-off relationship between workforce leaders Forrester and Kellett. But it additionally has the motion FBI followers have come to take pleasure in. 

There is no such thing as a phrase but on who Haas’ alternative will likely be, because the change gained’t happen till after Season 2 ends subsequent Might. Thus, Wolf Leisure has loads of time to organize for a brand new showrunner. 

Haas had briefly been showrunner for the mothership FBI collection earlier than handing duties to Rick Eid, who merely saved up the identical model of storytelling. It’s possible whoever replaces Haas gained’t attempt to change FBI: Worldwide an excessive amount of.

Whereas this alteration is a methods off, a brand new showrunner might change up issues and provides FBI: Worldwide a extra unique really feel for its wonderful missions.

FBI: Worldwide Season 2 returns with new episodes Tuesday, November 15 at 9/8c on CBS.

Extra: FBI: International