Ep. 126 | Derek Haas

Writer/Producer Derek Haas (Chicago Fire, Wanted, 2 Fast 2 Furious) joins us on The Matthew Aaron Show Wednesday (10/10) evening starting at 6pm PT.

Derek joins us to discuss his careers, detail on the upcoming sequel to the cult hit film WANTED as well as his new NBC series CHICAGO FIRE which he created & executive produces.

Show starts at 6pm PT (8pm CT / 9pm ET). Stream it live from our website or subscribe for free and download the show on iTunes. You can also listen on the go on your Android/iPhone/iPad device via Stitcher.


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DEREK HAAS created “Chicago Fire” with his writing partner, Michael Brandt. They developed and serve as executive producers both on “Chicago Fire” and spinoff “Chicago P.D.”

Together, they have written such features as “3:10 to Yuma,” “Wanted,” “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “The Double,” which Haas also produced. Their films have grossed more than a $500 million worldwide at the box office.

Haas attended Baylor University for both his undergraduate and graduate work, and earned an M.A. in English literature. It was on the Baylor campus where he first met Brandt, and they started writing screenplays together in the mid-’90s. 

Haas is the author of the best-selling Silver Bear series of books: “The Silver Bear,” “Columbus” and “Dark Men,” which collectively earned raves from the New York Times Book Review. His fourth novel, “The Right Hand,” launched a new character and earned a prestigious starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. The novel was scooped up by Universal Studios and Scott Stuber to be adapted into a feature film.

Active on the Internet, Haas created, which promotes and publishes genre short fiction.

He lives in Los Angeles.