One of the things that we have noticed throughout the strike is actors reuniting with past and present colleagues as a way to 1) see some friends and 2) get more attention on the picket lines. We have certainly seen that today with Jesse Lee Soffer.
If you head over to the actor’s Instagram, you can see the man behind Jay Halstead alongside Tracy Spiridakos (an Upstead reunion!) as well as One Chicago executive producer Derek Haas. (Haas has a hilarious sign reading “The Slow & the Furious.”
Soffer, Haas, and Spiridakos are all fighting for some things that are very important for the future of TV, whether it be fair streaming residuals or protection against AI in the years to come. We think that both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA realized that they have reached a key inflection point in this industry and as a result of that, they need to do whatever they can in order to act and fight for what is right. It may take time, but it will prove worth it in the end.
As of right now, the earliest we would anticipate Chicago PD coming back is at some point in January — but it could be easily later than that depending on how long the strike lasts. We would be fairly flexible for the time being.
Are you glad to see multiple stars from One Chicago / Chicago PD fighting for such a huge cause?
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