Is Chicago Med Season 8 happening? Continue reading to find out more.
Chicago Med is an American medical drama television series developed by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. It is the third part of Wolf Entertainment’s Chicago franchise. Chicago Med follows the doctors and nurses of the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center’s emergency department (ED).
The NBC shows Chicago Med, as well as Fire and P.D., are all great for a quick watch. Moreover, the cross-over episodes between the three series are generally much better. In terms of ratings, this show is a complete success for the NBC network.
The plot is easy for the viewers to comprehend and follow because the series is fast-paced and the actors are living on the screen. If you’ve been wondering when Chicago Med would be back for any more seasons then we have some exciting news for you.
We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on NBC. Here’s all we know about Chicago Med Season 8 so far.
Will there be a Season 8 of Chicago Med?
Yes, Chicago Med will be returning to your television screen for another season. The sitcom was renewed for a sixth, seventh, and eighth season by NBC on February 27, 2020. The network has aired the sixth and seventh seasons of this series as of June 6, 2022.
Moreover, the renewal update was shared on the official Twitter handle of Chicago Med, quoting, “You can’t bring #OneChicago down. #ChicagoMed is renewed for 3 more seasons!” Take a look at the official announcement below:
You can't bring #OneChicago down. #ChicagoMed is renewed for 3 more seasons! pic.twitter.com/LZwjaA2oUa
— Chicago Med (@NBCChicagoMed) February 27, 2020
Chicago Med Season 8 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of the upcoming season is yet to be confirmed by the NBC network as of June 6, 2022. But on the bright side, the fans were assured that the upcoming season is not delayed and will be released sooner than they anticipated. The official press release by NBC for the Chicago Med Season 8 states, “Chicago Med will return with brand new episodes for Season 8 in fall 2022.”
If we have to guess, the release date will be in the months of September to November, based on the previous season’s release date pattern. Furthermore, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, NBC will publish and confirm the official release dates for the next season in the following months, which fans should keep an eye on.
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:
In the episode, viewers see that Will and Hannah quarrel over a patient in need of a kidney transplant? This was the most prevalent question highlighted in the episode trailer. And the viewers found out the answer to this question in the episode.
Moreover, in the finale episode, we see that Crockett is also presented with a difficult decision while Blake is undergoing surgery. Later, the kid of Med’s general counsel is treated by Ethan and Archer. hence, the Med’s family is just expanding for more.
While it’s difficult to predict the plotline for the eighth season this early. It’s been speculated that the new season will take up where the last episode left off in terms of characters and stories for the future season, starting with this precise moment in the final episode to pick up any potential cliffhangers to begin the premiere episode of the eighth season.
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.
Why did NBC renew Chicago Med for Season 8?
According to Deadline, in the year 2020, the three Chicago dramas dominated Wednesday evenings in total viewers in the year 2020, and the Chicago One lineup is expected to offer NBC its second season-long win in total viewers in 17 years. All three shows are among the top seven most-watched dramas on television, and all three are experiencing double-digit digital growth this season compared to last.
Moreover, Chicago Med had 11.0 million viewers, Fire has 11.4 million, and P.D. has 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 Cast
The original cast members from Season 7 are expected to reprise their roles and continue the story in the next chapter. The list of the prominent characters of the series is as follows:
- Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi
- Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Campbell
- Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead
- Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin
- Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel
- Steven Weber as Dr. Dean Archer
- Asjha Cooper as Dr. Vanessa Taylor
- Kristen Hager as Dr. Stevie Hammer
- Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott
Moreover, according to Deadline, for the forthcoming eighth season of NBC’s medical drama Chicago Med, Steven Weber will return as a series regular. He portrays Dr. Dean Archer, who first appeared as a recurring character in the sixth season before being promoted to series regular for Season 7 in a one-year deal. He’s signed a new agreement and will return in Chicago Med Season 8 as a series regular. This is exciting to see his character get more screen time and explore his traits further.
Chicago Med Season 8 Episodes
The 8th season of Chicago Med is expected to have episodes in the range of 16- 22 in the next season. We can expect it to be in the same range as the previous seasons, which usually differ from one another with an average runtime of approx 40 to 43 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of June 6, 2022, the exact amount and titles for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed.
As the number of episodes may vary, which is ultimately dependent on the plot that the show intends to convey to the audience. Meanwhile, we suggest fans to patiently wait and binge-watch Season 7 which recently aired in order to update their recollection of certain significant plotlines and keep an eye out for details that will release in the coming months about the series episode and dates.
Is there any trailer for Chicago Med Season 8?
No, because Season 7 recently aired its finale episode on May 25, 2022. As a result, releasing a trailer or promo for Chicago Med Season 8, so that fans may learn more about the next season’s plotlines and see new features that the characters will explore is way too early for the network. Meanwhile, check out this official promo for NBC’s drama lineup this Wednesday featuring all-new episodes of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D., below:
Where to stream Chicago Med?
Right now the series, Chicago Med is available on fuboTV, Hulu Plus, and Peacock. The series is also available to rent or buy 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 the Wednesday nights at the 8/7c time slot. You can also stream Chicago Med for free on NBC or 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.