August is upon us, and here is everything you need to know about the current status of Chicago Med Season 8 on NBC.
Don’t worry, Chicago Med fans, we have got you covered for more details from Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. We know that Chicago fans are already wondering what the future holds for their favorite shows and when Chicago Med Season 8 will air. As for the third entry in the One Chicago series, Chicago Med follows the lives of the medical staff of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center’s emergency room.
It’s difficult to forecast when new seasons will premiere, given how unpredictable the television landscape has grown in recent years, leaving fans to wonder what lies ahead as each new month begins. So, we’ve put together a list of everything you can anticipate as you catch up on the previous seasons before plunging into the upcoming season when it becomes available to stream on the streaming service. Keep reading on to find out more about Chicago Med Season 8.
Is Chicago Med Season 8 coming to NBC in August 2022?
As of August 3, 2022, we can assure readers that Chicago Med Season 8 won’t be available on NBC this August 2022. All the series of One Chicago will premiere on the same day with different time slots as Chicago Med Season 8 will premiere its pilot episode on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Followed by Chicago Fire Season 11, which will premiere at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, and Chicago P.D. Season 10, which will premiere at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. The official Twitter handle of One Chicago also shared the update among its followers on June 30, 2022, quoting, “#OneChicago Wednesdays return September 21.” Take a look at the official post below:
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Moreover, Chicago Med had 11.0 million viewers, Fire had 11.4 million, and P.D. had 11.0 million, according to Live+7 Nielsens, with a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 for Med, 1.9 for Fire, and 2.0 for P.D. Hence, it is not surprising that the network went forward to renew this franchise for more seasons to get the desired ratings for NBC to get more reception and viewership.
Chicago Med Season 8 Production Status
The new seasons of the One Chicago television series eventually started filming the week of July 18 after taking a few weeks off for the summer. The casts of the shows have started returning to Chicago as the new seasons’ production has started, giving us our first looks at the forthcoming seasons of NBC’s most popular dramas.
Guy Lockard, whose return to the set suggests Dylan may survive the season 7 finale’s fiery cliffhanger that had fans wondering if his exit was imminent, recently arrived to start work on season 8. Take a look at the post below:
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Marina Squerciati has been a member of the Chicago P.D. cast since the show’s debut in 2014; Chicago Med actors were included in the first behind-the-scenes image she posted on her social media handle. She posted a selfie with Nick Gehlfuss and S. Epatha Merkerson on her official Instagram handle. Take a look at the post below:
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Moreover, the official NBC Instagram handle also shared various BTS pictures of the entire star cast of the One Chicago series, quote, “gotta think of a way to be part of the #OneChicago cast by September.” Take a look at the post below:
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Chicago Med Season 8 Cast Updates
Kristen Hager is departing from NBC medical drama Chicago Med, but executive producers Diane Frolov and Andy Schneider are leaving the door open for a return. “We all really liked Kristen and would welcome her character coming back in the future,” Frolov and Schneider tell Deadline in a joint statement.
The upcoming eighth season of the NBC medical drama Chicago Med will include Steven Weber once more on the show. In the sixth season, Weber, who plays Dr. Dean Archer, joined as a recurring character until being promoted to series regular in Season 7 under a one-year contract. He has signed a new contract and will be back in Season 8 as a series regular.
Moreover, Marlyne Barrett has agreed to a new, long-term contract that will keep her on NBC’s Chicago Med. For original cast member Barrett, the eighth season of the show will soon start. She portrays Maggie Lockwood, a nurse. S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, Nick Gehlfuss, and Brian Tee, who were in the original cast of the Chicago Fire spinoff from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, renewed their contracts last year. Since her contract wasn’t due to end until this year, Barrett wasn’t involved in those discussions.
Chicago Med Season 8 Plot
The season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the seventh season, And Now We Come to the End, released on May 25, 2022. The episode was directed by Nicole Rubio. The teleplay is written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider & Meridith Friedman. The story of the episode is created by Meridith Friedman & Lily Dahl. It was estimated that the episode was viewed by 6.43 million US viewers. So, it is expected that this already established premise will lead to the pilot episode of Season 8 of Chicago Med.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “Halstead and Asher clash over a patient in need of a kidney transplant; Marcel faces a tough decision when Blake is in surgery; Choi and Archer treat the son of Med’s general counsel; Med’s family grows.” Take a look at the official promo of Chicago Med Season 7 Episode 22 below:
The tone for the current season has been set by the previous episodes, which will see the story develop and extend in ways that will interest people watching the show. Every episode has so far been well received by viewers who have watched this series from the beginning and continue to do so after many years. So, enticing them to watch the series on a weekly basis via streaming is crucial for the network to deliver the best content and plot, considering these beloved characters with the utmost priority.
Where to stream Chicago Med Season 8?
When available, the entire One Chicago franchise will be available to stream on Peacock, fuboTV, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream One Chicago by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users.
Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on the NBC official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel on Wednesday nights. The previous seasons of the One Chicago franchise are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV, based on the user’s location.
Chicago Med Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series states, “Set in Chicago, Chicago Med is the third series in Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise. It focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center and on its doctors and nurses as they work to save patients’ lives. It sometimes crosses over with characters from Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Chicago Med Season 8 updates.