What is the potential release date for the next season? Here is everything we know so far about Chicago Med Season 9.
After the nonstop drama of the eighth season, we are certain that the fans are ready for another mind-boggling chapter of Chicago Med to begin! After all! This medical drama has continued to push boundaries and keep viewers on the edge of their seats, making them anticipate the much-awaited ninth season, which excited the fans to know when the series will be making its comeback on NBC as the summer broadcast season is also approaching its end making them curious to know the future plotlines.
This has caused many fans to delve deeper into the lives of the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff at Gaffney Chicago. More than ever, especially after how the last season ended with a major cliffhanger that has been lingering over our minds for months now, making the fans speculate if there’s any hope for the network to confirm the much-anticipated release date for Chicago Med Season 9 in September 2023 because it has been on their watch list for a while now.
So, if you have the same questions, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers! For you, we have compiled a list of all the recent updates relating to the new chapter right here! Continue reading to learn more about NBC’s Chicago Med Season 9.
Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date Updates: When will it premiere on NBC?
We know that the fans are excited to see the next chapter that follows the emergency department (ED) doctors and nurses of the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center, as it was initially scheduled to be a part of the fall of NBC’s 2023 fall broadcast season, with September or October being the likely release window. Sadly, major networks are currently experiencing an abrupt whirlwind of obstacles in the face of the ongoing dual strikes, which include the 2023 WGA strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which has put Hollywood on a halt for the first time in 63 years!
Due to this, the filming of the series might take a while to resume the completion of scripts and filming of the episodes, just like many other original NBC series, which have also stopped their work due to a lack of writers and actors, leading to a major delay in the official production for all the three One Chicago series, which is speculated to commence sometime later this year as the negotiations are still bound to happen in the coming weeks! On the bright side, as these strikes continue to gain momentum, NBC has moved forward and confirmed plans to revise its fall 2023–24 schedules.
As a result, the majority of the scripted shows, which include the entirety of the One Chicago series, which includes the three series named Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Fire, are set to make their official comeback with the likely release window for 2024, which is sometime around the first quarter of next year, starting from January to March. The new seasons will start airing at the same time slot every Wednesday, starting at 8 p.m. and concluding at 10 p.m., in order to avoid any further disruption caused by the dual strikes and disclose new details in the near future.
Hence, any hopes for Chicago Med Season 9 premiering anytime soon, let alone in September 2023, are pretty bleak at this moment! The only thing that has been confirmed so far is that on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 8 p.m., the NBC network will start premiering reruns of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. in order to fill up the empty slots in the fall primetime schedule that are filled with previous show reruns directly caused by the ongoing dual strikes! Additionally, the shows that were filmed ahead of the dual strikes have been moved up from their original mid-season slot.
So, if we look at this current status, one thing is pretty clear: the production of the new season won’t have any chance to commence by October 2023, which will lead to further delays. As Deadline recently ran a piece in which it offered an alternate release month, which is also likely to happen only if, without a resolution or meaningful movement between AMPTP and WGA by October, the new 2023–24 series might be delayed until autumn 2024, putting certain sophomore and bubble shows—even beyond broadcast—in jeopardy!
In conclusion, we’ll just have to wait and see what more the cast and show creators will decide to disclose in the near future! *Finger’s Crossed*
Chicago Med Season 9 Plot: What to expect in the new season?
Though it is far too early to predict future storylines, 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! Moreover, it’s very 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.”
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Wolf said in a statement. “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.”
Beware! The following passage contains some major spoilers for Chicago Med Season 9, so brace yourself as we delve into the captivating narrative of this medical drama. It’s important to note that this portion of the article contains details that will leave you on the edge of your seat. So, if you haven’t caught up with the latest season yet, proceed with caution.
Recently, much to readers’ delight, 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 and see what happens next. The One Chicago’s success will help to generate buzz, ratings, and increased viewership, which will be great for the next seasons to explore more plotlines and character arcs.
Moreover, 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.” In the meantime, take a look at the official finale promo of Chicago Med Season 8 in order to get an idea about the plot that has transpired so far, in case you haven’t streamed the show yet!
Chicago Med Season 9 Cast: Who will and will not reprise their roles?
The anticipation for the upcoming season’s cast is reaching its peak, leaving fans eagerly speculating about which beloved characters will make a triumphant return. While the producers have kept tight-lipped about the official cast lineup, rumors have been swirling around regarding the main cast members from the last season who are expected to reprise their iconic roles to bring the magic with their on-screen presence. We speculate the following will return:
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 members are as follows 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.
Earlier, it was confirmed that some of the most known faces have also left the show, including 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. Further adding, “A huge thank you to Dick and his amazing team who are the masters of producing incredibly compelling television week after week.”
Lastly, the American medical drama television series Chicago Med, created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead, is the third installment of Wolf Entertainment’s Chicago franchise. It 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 as executive producers.
Chicago Med Season 9 Official Episode Count: Will it be a short season?
As we know by now, the NBC network is facing yet another hurdle that has completely overshadowed the cheerful 2023-24 fall schedule because of the ongoing 2023 SAG-AFTRA and 2023 WGA strikes! Due to this, major production houses across many networks have stopped all work due to a lack of writers and actors until a proper agreement is made in their favor in terms of fair compensation, which they truly deserve to have for their efforts in creating some of the most memorable series in recent times!
If these strikes don’t reach a resolution anytime soon, many changes will happen, with the first step being revising the standard 22-episode order. Many reports have suggested that the official episode count can be decreased if the production is delayed further. 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. So, there are many possibilities that the customary episode count will be reduced to 18–20 episodes for this upcoming season.
In short, the next season will be shorter than previous ones because even if the strike is called off in a few weeks, the writers will not have to rush to finish writing the scripts if they want to remain on the schedule, as there won’t be pressure to complete so many episodes in such a short amount of time in order to maintain its high standard by not attempting to stretch plots. Of course! It can only happen if the production is further postponed later this year by not reaching any agreement by October 2023 and the network still wants to release the show by 2024!
Chicago Med Season 9 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
The ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, has not reached any resolution yet, causing the filming to not commence on the same timely schedule as before. In short, due to the halt in production, no new teaser or trailer has been released for Chicago Med Season 9. 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, 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.
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