Derek Haas

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Derek Haas
Born (1970-06-30) June 30, 1970 (age 53)
Dallas, Texas, U.S
Occupation(s)Writer, producer
Years active2001–present

Derek Haas (born June 30, 1970) is an American writer and producer.

Life and career[edit]

Derek Haas attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he earned both his B.A. and M.A. in English Literature. He lives in Los Angeles, and has made a name as a screenwriter and co-author of several successful Hollywood films. In 2008 he published his novel The Silver Bear about the young contract killer Columbus. The sequel Columbus was released in 2009, and in 2011, Dark Men was published to complete the Silver Bear trilogy. His fourth novel, The Right Hand, was released in 2012. Haas was the editor of, where he published short stories by different authors. One of his own works, "Shake," was sold to Bruckheimer Films.[1][2] stopped publishing new stories in 2013 after Haas became too busy with television. Haas created and executive produces the NBC drama Chicago Fire, along with his writing partner Michael Brandt. His brother, Clay, has appeared in five episodes. Brandt and Haas also developed and executive produced Chicago P.D., a spin-off of Chicago Fire. Chicago Med, the second spin off of Chicago Fire premiered in November 2015.



Year Title Writer Producer
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Yes No
2004 Catch That Kid Yes No
2007 3:10 to Yuma Yes No
2008 Wanted Yes No
2011 The Double Yes Yes
2017 Overdrive Yes Executive


Year Title Writer Executive
Creator Notes
2001 Invincible Yes No No TV movie
2012-present Chicago Fire Yes Yes Yes Wrote 226 episodes
2014–present Chicago P.D. Yes Yes Yes Wrote 195 episodes
2015–present Chicago Med Yes Yes Developer Wrote 150 episodes
2017 Chicago Justice Yes Yes Developer Wrote 13 episodes
2021–present FBI: International Yes Yes Yes Wrote 30 episodes



Silver Bear series
  1. 2008 The Silver Bear
  2. 2009 Columbus, published as The Hunt for the Bear in the UK
  3. 2011 Dark Men
  4. 2015 A Different Lie
  5. 2018 The Way I Die
  • 2012 The Right Hand

Short stories[edit]

  • 2009 “Shake” - Popcorn Fiction
  • 2011 “Western Law” - Popcorn Fiction
  • 2012 “A Bad Feeling” - Popcorn Fiction
  • 2013 “Claustrophobia” - Popcorn Fiction
  • 2013 “Lie” - Kwik Krimes
  • 2015 “West 31st and South Halsted” - Don't Take Pictures
  • 2020 “Benchley” - In League with Sherlock Holmes
  • 2022 “Snitches Get Stitches” - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


  1. ^ ""Bruckheimer rolls with Haas' Shake"". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  2. ^ ""Derek Haas, Michael Brandt to adapt Shake for Bruckheimer Films"". Archived from the original on 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-03-06.

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