Get ready, Chihards! One Chicago Wednesday is back in action to grace our television screens.
As Will finally leaves Chicago Med and reunites with Natalie Manning, a new chapter is about to begin in the heart-pounding world of the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. With new twists on the way, the series will definitely bring a lot to the table, considering that it has been on hiatus for such a long time, and the hype among the fans has been building more than ever!
So, if you want to get some more insights, then we urge the readers to keep on reading to uncover everything we know so far about NBC’s much-awaited Chicago Med Season 9.
Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date: When will it premiere?
The most loved medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead, which is the third installment of Wolf Entertainment’s Chicago franchise, is all set to make its comeback with the highly anticipated ninth season, which was renewed earlier this year. The network has set the midseason premiere of the latest season for next year on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 8 p.m. on NBC and Peacock.
The series will be followed by the season premieres of its sister shows, Chicago Fire, at 9 p.m. and Chicago PD at 10 p.m. on the same broadcasting network. Take a look at the official release date announcement below:
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Chicago Med Season 9 Plot: What to expect?
As of writing this, it is much too soon to foretell about the forthcoming storylines, but it is quite obvious that the upcoming season will stick with the show’s official theme, which is as follows:
“Members of the city’s most highly skilled medical team save lives while navigating their unique interpersonal relationships. The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center’s elite team of dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff face challenges each day as they do what it takes to treat their patients, sometimes in surprisingly inventive ways. As the city’s last line of defense, doctors Charles, Halstead, Marcel, Choi, and Manning; nurses Sexton and Lockwood; and hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin embody the heart of Dick Wolf’s triad of Chicago series.”
On the bright side, NBC Insider has emphasized that Chicago Med Season 9 would likely pick up the nail-biting ordeal where Chicago Med’s fearless boss, Sharon Goodwin, is fighting tooth and nail to prevent Jack Dayton (Sasha Roiz) from turning the hospital into a for-profit hospital. This is a possibility to be explored further. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens next in this series. To put it simply, One Chicago’s official return to NBC will help to generate hype, and it will be great for the next seasons to explore more plotlines and character arcs.
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Chicago Med Season 9 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
The main cast members who are expected to return in the new season are as follows: Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood, Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel, Steven Weber as Dr. Dean Archer, and Jessy Schram as Dr. Hannah Asher. In addition to this, Luke Mitchell has joined the cast in a guest starring role. Although he is billed as recurring, sources say his role could expand to series regular.
Mitchell will portray Dr. Mitch Ripley (name could change), an Emergency Department doctor with a troubled past who shares a history with Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt). Deadline reports that he will make his debut in the premiere episode airing January 17.
Additionally, it was confirmed that some of the most known faces have also left the show, including Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead and Brian Tee as Ethan Choi, among others. Likewise, Guy Lockard and Yaya DaCosta left the scene in season 8 and are unlikely to make a comeback. The series is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Stephen Hootstein, Eli Talbert, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.
Chicago Med Season 9 Episodes: Where to stream?
With the production of Season 9 officially started in November 2023, the season is projected to contain around 13 episodes with an average runtime of 40–44 minutes, down from the usual 20 episodes per season. The reduced episode count is due to the production delays caused by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, leading to the entirety of the One Chicago franchise being delayed until next year. All the prior seasons are currently available on NBC, 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 users’ preferences. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on the NBC official website and app. You can also stream Chicago Med for free on NBC or IMDb TV, depending on the user’s location.
You can also watch Peacock through platforms such as Fire TV, Apple TV Plus, and Roku. We would also like to highlight that no new teaser or trailer has been released for Chicago Med Season 9, leaving a lot of time for the official promotional tour for the new season to begin. In the meantime, we encourage viewers to speculate about the storylines that may be explored to extend the One Chicago franchise and to keep up with the show’s official social media handles to get all the latest details.
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