6:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Chicago P.D.' Showrunner Moves to ABC Studios With Rich Overall Deal (Exclusive)
Matt Olmstead is moving from Chicago to ABC Studios.
In a competitive situation with offers from all the major studios, Olmstead has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Under the pact, which sources say is in the eight-figure range, Olmstead will create and produce new projects for the Disney-owned studio.
Olmstead most recently served as showrunner on NBC's Dick Wolf-produced Chicago P.D., stepping down in March. He spent four years at Universal Television-based Wolf Films, where he helped launch and eventually served as showrunner on Chicago Fire, co-created and ran Chicago P.D. and helped develop Chicago Med as well as oversaw multiple crossover episodes of the Chicago universe.
The deal reunites Olmstead with ABC Studios topper Patrick Moran, with whom he worked as an executive during his overall deal years at 20th Century Fox Television. Moran is said to have been instrumental in bringing Olmstead to ABC.
Olmstead joins a roster of producers at ABC Studios including Shonda Rhimes, Kenya Barris and Larry Wilmore, among others.