Chicago P.D. (TV series)
|Created by||Dick Wolf
|Developed by||Michael Brandt
Jesse Lee Soffer
Patrick John Flueger
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||15 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Michael Brandt
|Production company(s)||Wolf Films
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Original run||January 8, 2014– present|
|Related shows||Chicago Fire|
Chicago P.D. is an American television drama on NBC spun-off from Chicago Fire that was created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The series originally premiered as a mid-season replacement on January 8, 2014. The show focuses on a uniformed police patrol and the Intelligence Unit that pursues the perpetrators of the city's major street offenses.
On January 31, 2014, it was announced that NBC ordered two additional episodes of Chicago P.D., bringing the total episodes for the first season to 15.
On March 19, 2014, NBC renewed the series for a second season. NBC has officially announced it will premiere September 24, 2014.
|Henry "Hank" Voight||Jason Beghe||Sergeant||Head of the Chicago P.D.'s Intelligence Unit||Main|
|Antonio Dawson||Jon Seda||Detective||Intelligence Unit detective||Main|
|Erin Lindsay||Sophia Bush||Detective||Intelligence Unit detective||Main|
|Jay Halstead||Jesse Lee Soffer||Detective||Intelligence Unit detective||Main|
|Adam Ruzek||Patrick John Flueger||Officer||Police cadet||Main|
|Kim Burgess||Marina Squerciati||Officer||Police officer||Main|
|Kevin Atwater||LaRoyce Hawkins||Officer||Patrol officer, promoted to Intelligence at the end of season 1, not yet confirmed as a Detective||Main|
|Sheldon Jin||Archie Kao||Detective||Tech and surveillance expert||Main|
|Alvin Olinsky||Elias Koteas||Detective||Veteran undercover officer||Main|
- Jason Beghe as Sergeant Henry "Hank" Voight, a shady yet loyal head of the Chicago P.D.'s Intelligence Unit. IA had previously recruited him to work undercover as a "dirty cop". There is some speculation that he is actually dirty.
- Jon Seda as Detective Antonio Dawson, an Intelligence Unit detective who previously arrested Voight for harassment and now works alongside him.
- Sophia Bush as Detective Erin Lindsay, a tough Intelligence Unit detective and former CI whom Voight took under his wing when she was a drug-addicted teenager. Because of this, she is closer with Voight than the other members of the unit.
- Jesse Lee Soffer as Detective Jay Halstead, a brash Intelligence Unit detective who is Detective Lindsay's partner. He is often cocky, but has reason to be confident in his abilities.
- Patrick John Flueger as Officer Adam Ruzek, a police cadet recruited by Olinsky to do undercover work. He is often portrayed as an overeager amateur who dives head-first into a situation. However, he has proven on many occasions that listening to his instincts rather than his superiors can save lives. Due to his frequent outspokenness, he is partnered with Burgess to do foot patrol as a uniformed officer at the urging of Olinsky.
- Marina Squerciati as Officer Kim Burgess, a former flight attendant turned uniformed patrol officer; Atwater's partner.
- LaRoyce Hawkins as Officer Kevin Atwater, a uniformed patrol officer; Burgess' partner.
- Archie Kao as Detective Sheldon Jin (Season 1), a tech and surveillance expert. He was discovered to be a reluctant mole working for Internal Affairs sergeant Edwin Stillwell, who has leverage to make him cooperate. He was found murdered in the first season finale episode "A Beautiful Friendship".
- Elias Koteas as Detective Alvin Olinsky, a veteran undercover officer and a friend of Voight's.
- Amy Morton as Desk Sergeant Trudy Platt
- Sydney Tamiia Poitier as Detective Mia Sumner, a new member on the Intelligence team
- Ian Bohen as Sergeant Edwin Stillwell, Voight's new Internal Affairs handler
- Josh Segarra as Justin Voight, Voight's son
- Emily Peterson as Wendy, Ruzek's fiancée
- Robin Weigert as Erica Gradishar, Voight's first Internal Affairs handler
- Robert Wisdom as Commander Ron Perry
- Alina Taber as Lexi Olinsky, Alvin Olinsky's daughter
- America Olivo as Laura Dawson, Antonio's wife
- Stella Maeve as Nadia, an 18-year-old escort and addict whom Lindsay tries to help
- Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide, crossover character from Chicago Fire, Lieutenant of Rescue Squad 3 at Firehouse 51 and Erin's boyfriend
- Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson, crossover character from Chicago Fire, a CFD candidate and paramedic, also Antonio's younger sister
- Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, crossover character from Chicago Fire, Lieutenant of Truck Company 81 at Firehouse 51 and Gabby's boyfriend
- Lauren German as Leslie Shay, crossover character from Chicago Fire, a paramedic with Firehouse 51
- David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann, crossover character from Chicago Fire, a fireman with Firehouse 51 who owns Molly's bar
- Charlie Barnett as Peter Mills, crossover character from Chicago Fire, a fireman with Firehouse 51
- Yuri Sardarov as Brian "Otis" Zvonecek, crossover character from Chicago Fire, a fireman with Firehouse 51
- Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, crossover character from Chicago Fire, a fireman with Firehouse 51
Tania Raymonde was cast in the planned series as a police officer named Nicole. Kelly Blatz was also cast as a young but seasoned Officer Elam. The new characters were introduced in the penultimate episode of Chicago Fire's first season, which aired on May 15, 2013. Scott Eastwood was set to portray Officer Jim Barnes in the Chicago Fire season finale and the proposed spin-off. Eastwood also co-starred with Tania Raymonde in Texas Chainsaw 3D. Law & Order: SVU's Melissa Sagemiller would portray Detective Willhite, a member of the Chicago P.D. Intelligence Unit. Other cast members include Jason Beghe as the Intelligence team Sergeant Hank Voight and Jon Seda as Detective Antonio Dawson. LaRoyce Hawkins was the only Chicago area actor originally cast in May.
As the show went into pre-production, the cast began to change. On June 13, 2013, it was announced that Melissa Sagemiller would no longer be a part of the show and Jesse Lee Soffer officially joined the cast as a series regular. His character was introduced in the second season of Chicago Fire. On August 23, 2013, Patrick Flueger and One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush joined the cast as Officer Adam Ruzek and Detective Erin Lindsay respectively. Marina Squerciati joined the cast on August 28, 2013. On August 30, Elias Koteas became a regular. Archie Kao was announced as a regular on September 27, 2013.
On October 21, 2013, Stella Maeve was cast in a recurring role as Nadia, a pretty 18-year-old escort who is addicted to heroin and goes through a very difficult withdrawal. Sydney Tamiia Poitier will guest star in five episodes as a detective, who will eventually crossover on to Chicago Fire. On December 20, 2013, it was announced that both Eastwood and Raymonde had departed the series over creative differences.
On March 27, 2013, it was reported that NBC was considering plans for a spin-off of Chicago Fire. Deadline.com revealed that the proposed spin-off would involve the Chicago Police Department, and would be created and executive produced by Dick Wolf, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, and Matt Olmstead.
The series is filmed entirely in Chicago. The exterior of the station house is the Old Maxwell Street Police Station (943 West Maxwell Street). It is the same location that was used on the series Hill Street Blues. It is located about half a mile from the firehouse location of Chicago Fire at 1360 S. Blue Island Ave.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||15||January 8, 2014||May 21, 2014||September 2, 2014||N/A||N/A|
|2||N/A||September 24, 2014||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
The series has had several crossover episodes with Chicago Fire. On February 26, 2014, Chicago P.D. also had a crossover with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit involving a rape case that begins in New York and ends in Chicago. On April 29 and 30, 2014, the two Chicago shows had a crossover depicting an explosion that brings the fire and police departments together.
|Season||Timeslot (ET)||Episodes||Premiered||Ended||TV Season||Rank||Viewers
Since its premiere, Chicago P.D. has received mixed reviews from critics. Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gives the drama a 50% rating based on 21 reviews, indicating mixed or average ratings. Ray Rahman, of Entertainment Weekly, gave the drama a favorable review. "It's hard to imagine the series capturing the compelling, can't-watch-just-one magic that makes the Law & Order franchise so marathonable, but it moves just fast enough to keep you from changing the channel in search of an SVU re-run."
The Alessandra Stanley of the New York Times also gave the series a positive review when it premiered on January 8. "Chicago P.D. is, in many ways, a throwback to an earlier, male-dominated era of crime shows, yet it carves out room for strong female characters who are good at their jobs and taken seriously by their colleagues."
Other critics, however, expressed their disappointment in the police drama, such as Robert Bianco of USA Today: "When did Wolf's work, which used to show some grace and wit, become this ugly, plodding and crass?"
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- Andreeva, Nellie (September 27, 2013). "Archie Kao Joins ‘Chicago PD’ As Regular; Genevieve Angelson In ‘House Of Lies’". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Stella Maeve Joins ‘Chicago PD’; Nick Tarabay Cast In ‘Believe’; ‘Gang Related’ & ‘Twisted’ Also Add Recurring". Deadline. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
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- David Lambert (June 10, 2014). "Chicago PD - The New Show is Set for the Fall with Season 1 DVD set". TVshowsonDVD.com. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
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- Exclusive: Law & Order: SVU Cops to Guest Star on Chicago PD
- Chicago P.D. Sends Sophia Bush to NYC for Law & Order: SVU Crossover
- 7 Things to Expect From Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.’s Explosive Crossover Event
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- Official website
- Chicago P.D. at the Internet Movie Database
- Chicago P.D. at Metacritic
- Chicago P.D. at TV.com