What is the potential release date for the next season? Here is everything we know so far about Chicago Med Season 9.
After the endless drama of the eighth season, we are certain that the fans are ready for another mind-boggling journey. 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! There is no doubt that this series will continue to captivate audiences of all ages, offering a delightful blend of heart-pounding medical emergencies, gripping storylines, and a stellar cast that never fails to deliver!
It’s time 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 August 2023. 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: When will it return on NBC?
Much to our reader’s delight, we can assure you that NBC still intends to air Chicago Med Season 9, and there are no hints by the network to scrap the series anytime soon, especially after giving it an early renewal this year on April 2023, because of the amazing reception it has been able to gather since its inception back in 2015 as a part of the One Chicago franchise in terms of viewership, overall rating, and appreciation from the audiences around the world who have been religiously streaming this medical drama television series.
We know that the fans are excited to see the next chapter of the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center, but sadly, despite being hinted that the new season will be released in the fall of the 2023–2024 broadcast season, with September being the best release window. A sudden storm of hurdles has landed on major television networks. The likelihood that the show won’t be able to air on the scheduled date makes it seem very clear that the network may be deviating from its plan for this year’s fall primetime schedule.
We say this with a bit of assurance because NBC has revised its fall schedules. Now the majority of the scripted shows, which includes 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 best release window for 2024. The new seasons will start airing at the same time slot every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 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 more new updates in August 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 along with the other two beloved series, which are Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. in order to fill up the empty slots in the primetime schedule that are caused by the 2023 WGA and 2023 SAG-AFTRA strikes!
Additionally, the shows like Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 and Quantum Leap Season 2, which were filmed ahead of the dual strikes, have been moved up from their original mid-season slot to occupy the empty slots in NBC’s fall 2023-24 broadcast schedule. There is no question that this has happened due to the ongoing strikes that failed to meet an agreement, putting a temporary halt in working Hollywood until a proper resolution regarding the compensation of the writers and actors is made for the work to effectively resume and the production to conclude on time without causing any further hurdles or delays in the release.
So, if we look at this current status, one thing is pretty clear no new release date will be confirmed this month, and NBC might also be considering taking a step forward as there is no chance for the production of the new season to commence even by late August 2023, which will lead to delays in post-production, eventually forcing the creators to skip the 2023 fall schedule and modify the release window by confirming it to premiere sometime around the first quarter of 2024, starting from January to March, because this situation doesn’t seem to get resolved anytime soon.
In conclusion, the future is still very uncertain, and we’ll just have to wait and see what more the cast and show creators will decide to disclose in the coming weeks!
Chicago Med Season 9 Filming Status: When will it begin?
Despite being renewed back in April 2023, the filming status is neither here nor there, but we speculate that the production will commence once the 2023 Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike reaches a resolution, as it’s only then that the writers and actors will get the proper time to resume their work and create episodes that will follow up the series storyline and character arcs, which the audience loves to watch.
We are also saddened to report this to our readers, but in the meeting, which was held for the first time in more than three months, the Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Friday failed to reach an agreement to resume contract negotiations. After their eagerly awaited meeting to discuss a potential restart of negotiations, they were unable to come to an agreement on the conditions. “As of now, there is no agreement on these items because the AMPTP said they needed to consult with their member studios before moving forward,” the union said in a statement issued last Friday.
Hence, there is no doubt that this will cause more delays, and the filming won’t commence anytime soon for the much-awaited Chicago Med Season 9!
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.”
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.
On the other hand, 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?
As of writing this, 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.
Halstead will always hold a special place in our hearts 💚 pic.twitter.com/5Jms039hPQ
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) June 8, 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. 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 Episodes: How many will be there, and where to stream?
As we know that the network is facing yet another hurdle that has completely overshadowed the cheerful 2023-24 NBC’s 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 soon be happening behind the scenes, with the first step being revising the standard 22-episode order.
Reports have suggested that the official episode count can be decreased 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 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 still 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 late August and the network still wants to release the show by early 2024! 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: 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.
the sweetest 🧡💚 pic.twitter.com/c4NU1o4VRK
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) July 1, 2023
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