Want to know when Chicago Med season 5 starts filming in the Windy City? Admittedly, we want to know so much more than just this … but we gotta start somewhere, right?
Obviously, Chicago Med has some plans set in stone already for the new season, including that it will premiere this fall and in its same timeslot of Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Meanwhile, we know already that both Colin Donnell and Norma Kuhling are done as full-time cast members. We’re hoping that the two will come back for at least one more appearance, similar to Monica Raymund on Chicago Fire, in order to fully say goodbye to Connor and Ava. Yet, nothing is confirmed and we fully recognize that this is not even really the purpose of this particular article in the first place. Instead, it’s about doing whatever we can to set up some of the timeline for what is going to be coming up next.
At the moment, our expectation is for Chicago Med season 4 to start up filming around the middle of July, roughly the same period of time that its sister series Chicago Fire starts things up. Because these three shows all operate using fairly similar episode orders, it only makes sense for work to be done on all of them roughly the same time.
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The part of this process that is probably going to be really busy is the part related to casting. We don’t envision in our TV crystal ball Chicago Med moving forward with just the cast members that they have — they’re probably going to bring in at least two more full-time characters to replace Connor and Ava, especially since the show also lost Dr. Reese early on in season 4. We know that there are some recurring roles who can fill the void here and there, but we have a hard time thinking that surgery is going to move forward without someone who can fill Connor’s shoes, especially since so much work was done in order to build this character a hybrid OR. (Chicago Med was incredibly proud of that OR when it was first built on-set — we can tell you from our last trip to the Windy City that it was the one part of the set they didn’t want to show off early, in fear of spoilers.)
Of course, beyond introducing new characters, another challenge for Chicago Med moving forward is going to be simply figuring out a way in which to present new, fascinating medical cases that push the limit beyond what we’ve seen so far. We know that there is some research that is done on that subject virtually year-round.
What do you want to see on Chicago Med season 5?
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