The NCIS franchise is on a sizzling streak. The three sequence conglomerate is accountable for a few of CBS’s highest rankings. The stars of every present are partially to credit score, however what about these behind the scenes? Executive producer, Christopher Silber, has somewhat one thing to do with the hit-makers — notably NCIS: New Orleans. Here’s somewhat bit about what makes Silber tick.
Drama beforehand plagued the ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ set
For 17 seasons, the NCIS franchise has remained a staple in crime procedural dramas. Not solely did the sequence launch actors into the limelight, but it surely opened doorways for these to supply, write, or direct the episodes they starred in.
NCIS: New Orleans is working on season 6, with a Feb. 16 return from hiatus. Christopher Silber is among the many many who work to make every present as massive as it may be. With years on-the-job for NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans, Silber might not be the primary to take the reigns, however he’s among the many most up-to-date after a number of controversies with different showrunners.
In Jan. 2019, government producer, Adam Targum, was fired after a number of complaints. He labored alongside Silber as showrunner for the NOLA iteration.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Targum’s departure got here after one other former showrunner’s firing, Brad Kern. Clearly, the present’s had its fair proportion of backstage drama, but it surely doesn’t appear to have affected rankings.
What else has Silber labored on?
Silber joined the NCIS crew to jot down in 2005 for 2 years. He later wrote and produced extra episodes for “the mothership” sequence the place he perfected his abilities.
Before his 2013 return to NCIS, Silber went on to contribute to a few profitable CBS exhibits Cold Case, CSI: NY, and Elementary. There are a number of different tasks listed amongst his IMDb credit. All of them are of the procedural crime notion, which appears to be Silber’s candy spot.
His government producer credit run by the vast majority of NCIS: New Orleans. The present started in 2014, and Silber joined as a author and government producer in 2015. He continues as showrunner and devoted NCIS: New Orleans advocate, by way of his Instagram web page.
Silber to crew up with former ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ actress for a brand new undertaking
Rutberg performed Megan Sutter/The Angel from 2018-2019 on NCIS: New Orleans. Her character haunted Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) for a lot of episodes.
Deadline simply introduced that Silber, together with former NCIS: New Orleans actress, Amy Rutberg, to develop Liars Club, a dramedy/thriller for TNT.
The present, written by Rutberg, follows a lady “with a unique skill set and a dark history leading two very different lives – one adorned in the trappings of Connecticut country clubs and house parties, the other drenched in the murk of the underground New York gambling circuit.”
Silber will co-produce with Paul Giamatti and Dan Carey. Silber posted the information to his Instagram web page saying, “This business is hard. There’s so many “no’s” that come earlier than ‘yes’. I’m so happy to have partnered with @amyrutberg – an important actress and phenomenal author.”
He continued: “We’re lucky to have teamed up with Dan Carey and Paul Giamatti — such wonderful producers. And I’m truly gratified to be able to share this ‘yes’ with them all…now onto the next step.”
This is the second undertaking Silber’s introduced within the final yr. He’s additionally set to co-develop the brand new CBS drama, Soul Survivor, a few personal investigator with a shady previous who turns into the lone survivor of a aircraft crash.
If you’re a fan of Pride and the NCIS: New Orleans crew, there’s no scarcity of Silber tasks on the horizon, so buckle up.
NCIS: New Orleans returns Sunday, Feb. 16 on CBS.