Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date: Will there be a big reveal in July?

Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date: Will there be a big reveal in July?
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The adrenaline-fueled drama of Chicago Med will be back for its highly anticipated ninth season! Here is everything we know so far about Chicago Med Season 9. 

The department of Gaffney Chicago Medical Centre will be back in action as its doctors and nurses work to save patients’ lives once again, and the new season promises to deliver yet another unforgettable chapter with beloved characters that will captivate the world with more of the beloved series, Chicago Med!

So, if you are wondering the same thing, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated ninth chapter, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again as it has done for the previous successful seasons. 

Here is everything we know so far about NBC’s Chicago Med Season 9.

Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date: Will there be a big reveal in July?

Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date: Will it be revealed in July 2023?

Right now, the readers should know that no details about the potential release date have been hinted at, as it is way too early to reveal such information, especially when we consider the fact that the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike has caused a major disruption in the course of the 2023–24 fall schedule! Despite the renewal being confirmed along with its sister shows, Chicago PD and Chicago Fire, that doesn’t mean that the creators will announce the release date in July 2023.

We say this with certainty because many networks have also started to hold all scripted content until 2024! The same might be happening with the NBC network, as the writing for the upcoming season of Chicago Med has also been reported to not have started yet due to the temporary halt in the writer’s room, which won’t resume unless a proper resolution regarding the writer’s compensation is made for the process to review their work and release according to the confirmed schedule.

Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date: Will there be a big reveal in July?

This update is quite unfortunate when we consider the fact that filming usually begins in the summer season if the network is aiming for its fall release later this year. So, if we consider these facts, then one thing is pretty much clear: the network might be considering some crucial changes behind the scenes for its 2023–24 fall lineup! Hence, the only major detail that can be released soon is a revised broadcast schedule, which might include new dates and time slots for the shows.

Hence, the next season can eventually be released sometime in 2024 to avoid further confusion!

This can only happen if the production doesn’t start by August and the creators decide to postpone the filming until later this year, as the strike is likely not to reach any conclusion in the coming months. This isn’t the only hurdle on the way if, for some reason, SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP can’t come to an agreement, as the guild announced that the contract will now expire on July 12, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PDT, it can also trigger an actor strike, causing more delays in the official release!

Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date: Will there be a big reveal in July?

As the actors union and the studios and networks group have also said in a joint statement, “The parties will continue to negotiate under a mutually agreed-upon media blackout.” Due to this, actors might still stay on the job for now, but everything can take a complete 360-degree turn, and an actor’s strike can begin sooner than later, causing many series to postpone, including Chicago Med’s 9th season, despite evaluating the overall reception and viewership, which will be quite disadvantageous.

At least, there are some positive signs to look forward to, which indicate the Chicago Med is likely to maintain consistency, and it will premiere new episodes every Wednesday night at the same time slot of 8 p.m. EST, preceded by Fire at 9 p.m. EST and followed by P.D. at 10 p.m. EST. We have also listed down all the details about the new season, which provides a fairly good insight into what the fans can expect from the Chicago Med Season 9 until there is any statement issued by the network.

Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date: Will there be a big reveal in July?

Renewal Status: In April 2023, the series was renewed for a ninth season.

Production Status: The filming status is neither here nor there, but we speculate that the production will commence once the writer’s strike reaches a resolution, as it’s only then that the writers can get the proper time to resume their work and create scripts that will follow up the series storyline and character arcs, which the audience loves to watch.

Release Date: No specific premiere date has been announced yet, as before the writer’s strike began, the series was scheduled to be a part of the 2023–24 fall broadcast season, with new episodes dropping every Wednesday at 8 P.M. EST. But now there is a possibility that the series might get rescheduled for a 2024 release only if the production isn’t able to begin soon, which will cause delays in the completion of the scripts and lead to further changes.

Plotlines: It is far too early to predict future storylines, as not much has been confirmed about the season. But NBC Insider highlighted that Chicago Med Season 9 will likely pick up where we left the doctors in Season 8, which has been a nail-biting ordeal. Sharon Goodwin is fighting tooth and nail to prevent Jack Dayton from turning the hospital into a for-profit hospital. We’ll just have to wait and see how the plot unfolds! 

Cast and Crew: The main cast includes 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. Moreover, it has also been confirmed that Nick Gehlfuss, Brian Tee, and Asjha Cooper have left the show after the last season. 

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.

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. 

Episodes: Recently, NBC Chicago also reported that the ongoing strike could also result in the season being shortened to 18 episodes due to the lack of 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!

Streaming Options: All the prior seasons are 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. 

Official Trailer: As mentioned above, the filming still hasn’t been completed! Hence, there is no way that the network will be able to produce any new promos. In the meantime, we urge the fans to check out the official promo of the 8th season’s finale episode, “Does One Door Close and Another One Open?” to recall how the season ends, as it will pick up the plotlines right after this ending. 

Chicago Med 8x22 Promo "Does One Door Close and Another One Open?" (HD) Season Finale

While you wait for Chicago Med Season 9 to premiere, share your thoughts on the ongoing strike in the comments.