Gwen Sigan, writer/executive producer of Chicago P.D. has been promoted to showrunner.
Sigan has been with Wolf Entertainment for seven years. She worked as assistant to Matt Olmstead, the original showrunner of Chicago Fire and co-creator/original showrunner of Chicago P.D.. She became a writer on the show, then steadily advanced her position to executive producer this season.
Sigan is replacing Rick Eid who has served as Chicago P.D. showrunner for the past four and a half years. Eid has been a fixture in the Dick Wolf universe and has been executive producing and showrunning both Chicago P.D. and FBI and also is writer, executive producer and showrunner on the recently announced Law & Order Season 21 revival. Rick Eid, who has been producing hit shows since 2004 and will remain an executive producer on Chicago P.D., will be focusing on his showrunner duties on FBI and Law & Order.
Sigan marks the third female showrunner on a current Wolf Entertainment series, joining Diane Frolov, co-showrunner of Chicago Med with Andrew Schneider, and Ilene Chaiken, showrunner of Law & Order: Organized Crime.
Wolf Entertainment COO Peter Jankowski told Deadline, “Gwen began as a writer’s assistant at Wolf Entertainment in 2014, now, only seven years later, she is executive producer/showrunner of one of our most important series. While this couldn’t have happened without Rick Eid’s guidance, it is also a testament to Gwen’s vision, hard work and talent. Chicago PD remains in very strong hands.”
Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television was also quoted saying, “We are excited to cement our relationship with Gwen at Universal Television. From her first day on the job at Chicago P.D., she captured the characters’ voices and flawlessly weaved them into thrilling cases with unexpected character turns. We are grateful to have her at the helm of this venerable Wolf series, and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Chicago P.D., is a production of Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, and Sigan signed an overall deal with Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Sigan will executive produce alongside Wolf, Eid, Derek Haas, Arthur Forney and Jankowski. New episodes of Chicago P.D. air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, following Chicago Med and Chicago Fire.