NBC has clearly gone all-in with their “Chicago” franchise for the 2016-17 season. “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” and “Chicago Med” are all going to be airing this fall, and there is “Chicago Justice” also coming up at midseason.
We’re of course excited to see where all of these stories go, but for the time being, we’re simply excited to see production begin! According to a report from Reel Chicago, July 20 is the start date for at least the three already-existing shows in the franchise. This was confirmed further in a post on Twitter by “Chicago Fire” actor Joe Minoso.
As for where the stories for these shows are going, there are a variety of directions. For one, on “Chicago Fire” there is still tension surrounding Boden in the firehouse following some of his decisions, while on “Chicago PD” we’re still wondering what happens following Voight’s decision to (seemingly) kill and bury someone responsible for the death of his son Justin. That’s not the sort of thing you can walk back from, especially if you are someone meant to uphold the letter of the law.
It’s a little too early to get into specific scoop for any of these shows, but we’re hoping to get some really compelling storylines that test these characters, and of course some spin-offs here and there along the way. To us, the strongest ones remain those that are built organically into the episodes; for example, it makes sense that the police would need to visit Chicago Med from time to time in order to do some questioning, and the paramedics would also of course have relationships with some of the doctors at the hospital.
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