The first new role of Chicago PD season 7 has been announced, and we have to say that it’s not what we expected.
Going into the start of filming, we thought that one of the first things the NBC series would do is tell us who is coming on board in the role of new Intelligence member. After all, we have Antonio’s departure as well as the fact that the show never replaced Olinsky.
Maybe some of this will come in due time. For now, know that Chicago PD has another notable name coming on board in Paul Adelstein! In a post on TVLine, the Private Practice and Prison Break alum was confirmed to be playing Interim Superintendent Jason Crawford, the replacement at Chicago PD for Brian Kelton, the former superintendent played by John C. McGinley who was killed off shortly after winning the Mayoral election.
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Are there questions regarding who the new Mayor will be? Sure, but there are just as many other questions about who is responsible for Kelton’s death? The finale made it seem almost that Voight killed him in order to ensure that his unit would live on and Kelton wouldn’t get his way; yet, we also wonder if Antonio did the deed and is now somewhere off the map. It would be out of character for Antonio to do something like that, but we’ve certainly seen some out-of-character moments for Antonio already over the past year.
As for why it was important for Chicago PD to have a new superintendent, the conflict speaks for itself. Voight is not the sort of person who deals with authority altogether well and with bringing on a character like this, the producers give us a great opportunity to see more drama play out. Is Adelstein’s character the sort of cop who can convince Voight to change his ways?
What do you want to see on Chicago PD season 7?
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