CHICAGO FIRE Showrunner Picks His Favorite Storylines of 2018 - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

CHICAGO FIRE Showrunner Picks His Favorite Storylines of 2018

December 26, 2018 by  

Chicago Fire Best 2018

CHICAGO FIRE — “Going to War” Episode 702 — Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey — (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)

CHICAGO FIRE underwent a number of changes in 2018, a fact that showrunner Derek Haas is all too aware of.

“We got the new time slot on Wednesday nights at 9,” he says. “And then having MED as a lead-in and PD as a lead-out has been just way beyond what anybody’s expectations were. The way our viewers embraced all three being on one night and being ONE CHICAGO. This first half of the season, I’m particularly proud of.”

The show faced a number of real and reel losses in season 7, but in addition to the emotional stories, it also tackled a number of large-scale action sequences.

“In terms of storylines, doing that giant resident fire [for the crossover], which was our first episode of shooting [was big],” Haas admits. “But really this winter finale, where we got to figuratively throw the kitchen sink at [the episode]. We had these giant, giant scenes we wouldn’t have been able to pull off years ago. But because we have Reza Tabrizi directing and this crew, they’ll just give us everything.”

“It’s amazing,” he continues. “I’m humbled and excited. I know sometimes they read these scripts and they’re like, ‘What the hell are they thinking over there in Los Angeles?’ But they pull it off each time.”

What was your favorite CHICAGO FIRE storyline of 2018?

CHICAGO FIRE, Wednesday, January 9, 9/8c, NBC


Follow @GiveMeMyRemote and @marisaroffman on Twitter for the latest TV news. Connect with other TV fans on GIVE ME MY REMOTE’s official Facebook page.

And be the first to see our exclusive videos by subscribing to our YouTube channel at

Filed under Chicago Fire

Comments Off on CHICAGO FIRE Showrunner Picks His Favorite Storylines of 2018


Comments are closed.