Derek Haas is a writer known for being one of the co-writers of 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Derek Haas attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he earned both his B.A. and M.A. in English Literature. He lives in Los Angeles, and has made a name as a screenwriter and co-author of several successful Hollywood films. In 2008 he published his novel The Silver Bear about the young contract killer Columbus. The sequel Columbus was released in 2009, and in 2011, Dark Men was published to complete the Silver Bear trilogy. His fourth novel, The Right Hand, was released in 2012. Haas was the editor of popcornfiction.com, where he published short stories by different authors. One of his own works, "Shake," was sold to Bruckheimer Films. Popcornfiction.com stopped publishing new stories in 2013 after Haas became too busy with television. Haas created and executive produces the NBC drama Chicago Fire, along with his writing partner Michael Brandt. Brandt and Haas also developed and executive produced Chicago P.D., a spin-off of Chicago Fire. Chicago Med, the second spin off of Chicago Fire premiered in November 2015.