According to Nellie Andreeva of The Hollywood Reporter (September 29, 2009), Chris Mundy will be writing the spinoff of Criminal Minds on CBS, which will be broadcast as an episode in the series sometime in spring 2010. The concept is a joint venture between Chris and Ed Bernero. ABC Studios, the Mark Gordon Co. and CBS Studios will produce the potentially new television program.
Chris Mundy is represented by attorney Ken Richman and UTA.
According to Variety (May 3, 2007), Chris Mundy and ABC Television Studio have signed an overall deal for Chris to develop new projects for the studio. He will continue with Criminal Minds in the multiyear, seven-figure agreement.
Chris Mundy: (reflecting on Mandy Patinkin's sudden departure from Criminal Minds) As crazy as it was, I look back at that time fondly. I don't look back on Mandy's leaving fondly, but I look back on how we dealt with it fondly. We had a real feeling that our cast was so strong and the characters were so strong that it wouldn't matter. But you never know until you see it.
Chris Mundy: (regarding the new post-strike production schedule for Criminal Minds) It will be all hands on deck for the writing staff. Actual production won't begin, however, until scripts have been completed, which could take days or even weeks.
Chris Mundy: (regarding the advantage Criminal Minds had after the strike) We didn't have to break down our sets. We're luckier than most.
Chris Mundy: (discussing the end of the WGA strike and Criminal Minds) It will be all hands on deck for the writing staff. It's a real balancing act to get up and running as fast as possible, but not let the quality slip.
Chris Mundy: (discussing Mandy Patinkin's departure) Everything in Criminal Minds is really shaken up by what happened at the end of last season. Just a teeny bit of art imitating life, but the art actually came first.
Chris Mundy: (discussing the WGA strike) It's fun to write prose again, but I'd rather be back at work with a fair deal than have time to write a novel.
Chris Mundy: At Rolling Stone, you wait for somebody to create something and write about it. I wanted to be the person creating it.