When will the doctors and nurses of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center return? Here is everything we know so far about
Chicago Med Season 9.
Welcome to the heart-pounding world of Chicago Med, where the bustling city streets are matched only by the adrenaline-fueled chaos inside its renowned hospital that has increased the anticipation for the show’s return more than ever because of the eighth season’s finale that has left the audience craving to know what happens next, as the last seasons have been nothing less than amazing as they are filled with unexpected twists and turns, which makes this show quite unique!
Hence, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about the series’ current status, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated ninth season, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again! So, it’s time to buckle up and get ready for another chapter with Chicago Med. Here is everything we know so far about the highly anticipated release date on the NBC network.
Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date: Will the series premiere in 2023 or not?
Sadly, just like many scripted shows, the entire One Chicago franchise, which includes the beloved drama series Chicago Med, has also been impacted by the ongoing strikes, which include the 2023 WGA strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. This ongoing situation has caused the workings of Hollywood to come to a halt until a proper resolution is made for the work to effectively resume and the production to conclude on time without causing any further hurdles to the release.
Due to these strikes that don’t seem to reach an agreement in the coming weeks, a revised schedule has been confirmed by the NBC network, highlighting an entirely new release window for the three One Chicago series, which is now set for an early to mid-2024 release window instead of it premiering in the previously confirmed fall broadcast schedule of 2023, with the same time slot of 8 p.m. EST, followed by Chicago Fire at 9 p.m. EST and concluded with Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. EST.
Our best estimate is that the writing of the series might commence as soon as the strikes reach an agreement with the filming, which has already been delayed and is scheduled to begin sometime later this year for the new episodes to begin airing in the first quarter of 2024, which includes the months of January, February, and March. It will be ideal for the creators to take some time off and reflect on how the story will progress after this hiatus.
We would also like to emphasize that there is a chance that the new episodes can begin airing by the end of this year only if the strike reaches an agreement within the next few weeks. Until then, the 2024 release window is fixed for all the postponed scripted shows. We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds for the fate of this series. As a result, there is no chance that this beloved medical drama will be making its comeback to NBC in 2023 because this situation won’t get resolved anytime soon!
Chicago Med Season 9 Plot: What to expect in the new season?
Though it is far too early to predict future storylines, the new season is likely to maintain the show’s theme, which 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.
The plot will also pick up from the 8th season’s finale, “Does One Door Close and Another One Open?” which was directed by Nicole Rubio and written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider. In the episode, the viewers get to see that, “Shocking information threatens Jack Dayton’s surgery and the future of OR 2.0; Archer goes rogue to save a patient in need; Maggie questions her future at Med. Later, Will finally leaves Chicago Med and reunites with Natalie Manning.” Moreover, this episode marks the final appearance of Dr. Will Halstead with a special surprise appearance of Natalie Manning.
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Wolf said in a statement. Further adding, “All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers, and writers. I’d also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.”
On the other hand, NBC Insider also highlighted 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 to know what happens next. As there is no doubt that One Chicago’s success will help to generate great buzz, ratings, and increased viewership, which will be great for the next seasons to explore more plotlines and character arcs.
It’s pretty clear that the next season will likely have more twists and turns on the way, which will keep you glued to the television screens! This electrifying journey into the captivating world of medicine, where every decision can mean the difference between life and death, will fill the next chapter with great experiences that have captured audiences’ hearts since its inception back in 2015!
Chicago Med Season 9 Cast: Who will most likely return?
The main cast members from the last season who are speculated to return are as follows Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel, Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Campbell, Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott, Jessy Schram as Dr. Hannah Asher, S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, and Steven Weber as Dr. Dean Archer.
The recurring cast includes Brennan Brown as Dr. Sam Abrams, Devin Kawaoka as Dr. Kai Tanaka-Reed, Conor Perkins as Dr. Zach Hudgins, Lilah Richcreek Estrada as Dr. Nellie Cuevas, T.V. Carpio as Dr. Grace Song, Sasha Roiz as Jack Dayton, Luigi Sottile as Sean Archer, Alet Taylor as Liliana Wapniarski, and Stan Shaw as Dr. George Thomas.
Will’s smile 😭 Manstead's hug 😭 pic.twitter.com/C1piaovDF0
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) May 25, 2023
Earlier, it was confirmed that some of the most known faces have also left the show, which includes Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, Brian Tee as Ethan Choi, and Asjha Cooper as Vanessa Taylor, among others. There can be many characters who have left the beloved series, so there is a big chance that some new additions or removals from the cast can be announced for the next season, which will be revealed later if it ever happens.
“We understand the emotional connection our audience has with these characters and we can’t wait to bring more of their stories to the forefront next season,” Lisa Katz, the president of scripted programming at NBCUniversal and Streaming, said in a statement. “A huge thank you to Dick and his amazing team who are the masters of producing incredibly compelling television week after week.”
On the other hand, Chicago Med is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment. The crew also includes Dick Wolf, Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Stephen Hootstein, Derek Haas, Arthur Forney, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.
— Wolf Entertainment (@WolfEnt) May 25, 2023
Chicago Med Season 9 Episodes: How many will be there, and where to stream?
The next season was initially confirmed to include 22 episodes with a running time of 40 to 44 minutes, which are expected to drop on a weekly basis, which makes it perfect for rolling out the episodes on a proper schedule. Moreover, the official episode title and synopsis have not been revealed. There is no chance the show creators will release such information, which can lead to potential spoilers that won’t be good as the series is still in the pre-production stage.
We would also like to highlight that the episode count can be decreased to 18 episodes if the production is delayed further. As NBC Chicago also reported that the ongoing strikes could also result in seasons being shortened due to the lack of episode scripts and the writer’s room not resuming their work until a proper resolution. “They could be forced to cut seasons short or delay filming altogether,” the outlet added, which will be quite unfortunate but for the best in order to avoid another delay!
So, there are many possibilities that the customary 22-episode count might be reduced to 18–20 episodes for this upcoming season. Of course! It can only happen if the production is further postponed later this year and the network still wants to release the show by early 2024 in order to be consistent. As of writing this, we can only predict what the show creators have decided about the fate of this One Chicago series, which will let the fanatics ultimately reunite at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center!
Chicago Med Season 9 Official Trailer: Is it available?
We would like to highlight that currently, there is no official teaser or trailer for Chicago Med Season 9 because the filming hasn’t even begun, which makes it way too early for the network to produce any new content for the fans to get some insight into the future plotlines. The production has been put on a halt until the strikes are able to reach an agreement. Until then, we encourage viewers to speculate about the storylines that may be explored to extend the One Chicago franchise for more seasons.
All the prior seasons of Chicago Med 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 the preferences of the users. Moreover, you can also stream Chicago Med for free IMDb TV, depending on the user’s location. You can also watch Peacock through platforms such as Fire TV, Apple TV Plus, and Roku.
welllll this is awkward pic.twitter.com/47u2qQeCr9
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) July 14, 2023
While you wait for more Chicago Med Season 9 updates on Web News Observer, catch up on the previous seasons on NBC.