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Dick Wolf is making an unscripted show about and with the FBI

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Variety is reporting that procedural super-producer Dick Wolf has lined up yet another project, this time an unscripted series centered on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It’s not clear what the angle of Wolf’s latest series will be, but given that he’s executive producing it for USA with Special Agent Anne Beagan, of the FBI’s New York Office of Public Affairs, it seems pretty clear that the agency will be closely involved.

If the show goes to series, it’ll be Wolf’s second FBI-themed series just this year; he also sold a scripted show about the bureau to NBC back in August. (At present, his packed roster of programs also includes the sprawling Chicago series, Law & Order: SVU, and a potential boy band drama with former One Direction member Zayn Malik.) The new reality program would also mark Wolf’s first direct collaboration with USA, despite the fact that it’s served for years as one of the primary cable hosts for the producer’s ever-lucrative Law & Order franchise.


Meanwhile, the announcement came just shortly before Deadline posted another, more somber story from the prolific TV creator, reflecting on his experiences on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. In a bizarre coincidence, Wolf was actually working on a scripted miniseries about a bombing in New York—titled Terror, and scheduled to shoot at the World Trade Center—on the day of the attacks. He was also in the process of filming a reality TV pilot about a New York police unit, which ended up losing a dozen members in the wake of the event.

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