Wolf told reporters at the Television Critics Association Press Tour that the firefighter drama follows in the tradition of NBC "platinum dramas" like ER and his own Law & Order.
"These shows [have] never written down to the audience," he said. "It all goes back to the writing. There's never been a good show with bad writing, and there's few bad shows with good writing. Quality does out."
Chicago Fire - which stars Jesse Spencer (House) and Taylor Kinney (The Vampire Diaries) - will be a "character study", Wolf insisted.
"There are very few franchises or areas that give you the opportunity to really explore character," he said. "[This show] is a canvas for good writing. And writing that you haven't seen for a while on network television."
However, Wolf ruled out contemplating a Fire franchise comprising multiple series in a similar vein to Law & Order.
"With a first-year show like this, you aren't thinking of the future, you're thinking about survival," he explained.
Chicago Fire premieres on October 10 on NBC.
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