|Date of birth:||June 30, 1970|
|Place of birth:||Austin, Texas, U.S.|
Derek Haas is a renowned writer and producer whose first foray into television was the creation of "Chicago Fire" with Michael Brandt. He currently serves as the showrunner on the sixth season of NBC’s "Chicago Fire" and as the executive producer on its spinoffs, "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Med."
Though best known for his work on "Chicago Fire," he has also written and produced many hit feature films and published a best-selling book series.
The features "3:10 to Yuma," "Wanted," "2 Fast 2 Furious," and "The Double" were all written by Haas and Brandt. With Haas as producer, these films grossed over a half-billion dollars worldwide at the box office.
Haas is also the author of "The Silver Bear," "Columbus," and "Dark Men," a book series that The New York Times Book Review called "devastatingly cool." His fourth novel, "The Right Hand," launched a new character and earned a prestigious starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. The novel has been scooped up by Universal Pictures and Scott Stuber for feature film adaptation. His latest book, "A Different Lie," released in 2015, resumes the Silver Bear series.
Born and raised in Texas, Haas attended Baylor University for both undergraduate and graduate work, earning a B.A. and an M.A. in English literature. He now lives in Los Angeles.