If you find yourself curious about the future of Chicago PD, you’re not alone — for a lot of viewers out there, waiting is all we have to do for the next few months. The One Chicago family is not going to break down the door with new episodes until late September and because of that, questions and anticipation are most of what we’re left with.
In the case of Chicago PD, we’ll probably be waiting another month or so before we start getting hit with a flurry of news again. Mid-July is when this show has a tendency to start filming, and the same can be said for a lot of the other shows in the One Chicago franchise. It’s a part of the yearly routine for these shows to get started in July and run filming through to the spring. It’s hard for them to really start any earlier in the summer than this, mostly because there needs to be enough allotted time for the writers’ room to get stuff ready for everyone to film. Otherwise, the cast spends the first few weeks yelling improvised lines to each other without any scripts! On a scheduling note, trust us when we say that we’ve tried to think of a way where Chicago PD production can work without having the cast so entrenched in Chicago winters — it’s hard to imagine it unless they were to cut down on the episodes and nobody wants that.
Even though new episodes won’t be coming your way for a few more months, we’re sure that we’ll get a few previews along the way — and hopefully some sort of awesome casting announcement, as well. While we recognize that the writers were able to get by without announcing a replacement for Elias Koteas as Olinsky, they’re probably going to have to announce someone after Jon Seda’s exit. You can’t lose Olinsky and Antonio without bringing someone else on board. Intelligence can’t be so understaffed that it sinks into the Great Lakes — they need some new blood to stay alive!
This is assuming that Intelligence is still metaphorically alive and breathing at the start of the season given that this is hardly guaranteed. Remember for a moment here that the finale ended with Mayor Kelton ready to destroy the team and Voight once and for all — but with Kelton dead, there may be options open for the team to survive. This is provided that Voight (Mr. Vigilante himself) doesn’t end up being the person responsible for what happened and we are kinda worried about that. He has a history of breaking the law for the sake of preserving his own view of it.
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