Are you ready to buckle up for another thrilling ride as Chicago P.D. returns with its highly anticipated Season 11? If yes, continue reading to find out more.
With each passing season, Chicago P.D. has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of police procedural action drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead, and the 11th season also promises to take things to a whole new level as a rollercoaster of emotions for the patrol officers and the department’s elite Intelligence Unit as they navigate the treacherous streets of the fictional 21st District once again.
There are many queries circulating on the web relating to its current status, which has been raised by fans for weeks, especially since the 10th season, which aired its finale episode back on May 2023, ended with a major cliffhanger, leaving the fans questioning, “Whether Season 11 is coming this month? If not this month, then when?” If you are sharing the same thought, then don’t worry! Here is everything we currently know about NBC’s Chicago P.D. Season 11 release date.
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Release Date: When will it return on NBC?
We know that the fans were excited to see the next chapter of this beloved fictional 21st District, but sadly, despite being hinted that the new season could be released in the fall of the 2023–2024 television season, with September being the best release window and new episodes airing every Wednesday at 10:00 p.m./9 c. on NBC, Right now, it looks like the network might be going off script this year, as it’s very likely that the show won’t be able to premiere on the approved schedule.
The main reason for such major changes in the 2023-24 prime-time fall schedule is the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, which doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon and has caused a major halt in script writing and production, which usually begins in the summer season, with August being the usual filming slot. This update is quite unfortunate, and it makes one thing pretty much clear: There is no way the new season of Chicago P.D. will premiere on NBC in July 2023!
We speculate that the next season can be postponed and eventually released sometime in early to mid-2024, with new episodes premiering every Wednesday night at the same time slot of 10 p.m. EST, preceded by Med at 8 p.m. EST and followed by Fire at 9 p.m. EST. This can happen only if the production doesn’t start in August and the creators decide to postpone the filming until later this year.
Lastly, there is still a chance that the only update we get in the coming weeks will be that the network decides to publish the show’s revised release dates in order to avoid further confusion.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds. Until any official confirmation, the readers are requested to be patient and catch up with the first season of the series, as such confirmation usually takes some time to get approved by the network. Also, check out the official Twitter handle of the show announcing the release window of One Chicago’s new season with their followers, quoting: “More seasons of #LawAndOrder and #OneChicago is coming soon.”
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) May 12, 2023
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Plot: What to expect in the new season?
Not much has been disclosed about the potential future plotlines, but the new season will definitely explore the basic premise, which is as follows:
Chicago P.D.’s Intelligence Unit investigates the city’s most formidable offenses – drug trafficking, organized crime, high-profile murders, and other large-scale felonies. The squad – made up of Voight, Trudy Platt, Kim Burgess, Adam Ruzek, Kevin Atwater, Jay Halstead, and Hailey Upton – is committed to protecting the city and seeking truth, but in the midst of a changing criminal justice system, the team struggles to maintain peace in the community. Voight must learn to adapt to a shifting sociopolitical climate and embrace new tactics to crack down on crime in the city he loves.
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Dick Wolf said in a statement of his own. 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.”
The new season will also pick up the plot from the 10th season finale episode, “A Better Place,” which was directed by Chad Saxton and written by Gwen Sigan. In the episode, the viewers got to see that “As Richard Beck’s timeline for a deadly attack moves up and Samantha panics, Ruzek, and the team scramble to get ahead of an unprecedented disaster.” This cliffhanger is enough to build up the hype for the next season as it leaves various possibilities for the creators to add more twists and turns to this beloved police drama series.
While you wait for additional details, check out the official promo for the finale episode to see how the 10th season of Chicago P.D. below:
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Cast: Who will return?
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise are as follows Jason Beghe as Sergeant Hank Voight, Jesse Lee Soffer as Senior Detective Jay Halstead, Tracy Spiridakos as Detective Hailey Upton, Marina Squerciati as Officer Kim Burgess, Patrick John Flueger as Officer Adam Ruzek, LaRoyce Hawkins as Officer Kevin Atwater, Benjamin Levy Aguilar as Officer Dante Torres, and Amy Morton as Desk Sergeant Trudy Platt.
“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.”
In addition to Wolf, executive producers are Gwen Sigan, Chad Saxton, Rick Eid, Derek Haas, Gavin Harris, Jason Beghe, Arthur Forney, Peter Jankowski, and Michael Brandt. “Chicago P.D.” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Episodes: Where to stream?
When the season was approved, it was given a 22-episode order that will have an average runtime of 40 to 44 minutes. But if the writer strike isn’t resolved anytime soon, then this count can go down to 18 to 20 episodes. As NBC Chicago also reported that the ongoing strike 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, which will eventually lead to production delays, quote, “They could be forced to cut seasons short or delay filming altogether,” the outlet added.
Moreover, the exact episode title and synopsis of the upcoming season haven’t been released, as there is still time for such information to be released as it can lead to major spoilers leaking beforehand, which the network will try its best to avoid for the time being.
When available, the entire three series of the One Chicago franchise will be available to stream on NBC, Peacock, FuboTV, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream the series by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. It is also available to watch exclusively for free on the NBC official website and app, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel in their respective time slots. The previous seasons are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV, based on the user’s location.
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) June 4, 2023
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Frequently Asked Questions
When was the season renewed?
The spinoff series of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, was renewed on April 10, 2023, by NBC for an eleventh season.
Will the 11th season be released in 2023 or 2024?
If we take into account that the production will be delayed until late 2023 as a result of the writer’s strike and the likelihood that SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP won’t be able to reach an agreement by the deadline of June 30, 2023, which can cause an actor strike! Then there is no doubt that the series may then be rescheduled for 2024 rather than late 2023.
What is the writer’s strike?
The 2023 Writers Guild of America strike is an ongoing labor dispute between the Writers Guild of America — representing 11,500 screenwriters — and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers that began on May 2, 2023.
Is there a trailer for Chicago P.D. Season 11?
We would like to highlight that currently, there is no official teaser or trailer for Chicago P.D. Season 11 because the filming hasn’t even begun, which makes it way too early for the network to produce any new promo. The production will commence once the scripts are completed and the strike reaches a resolution in order to avoid hurdles. Until then, we encourage viewers to speculate about the storylines that may be explored to extend the One Chicago franchise for more seasons.
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) May 12, 2023
While you wait for more Chicago P.D. Season 11 updates, catch up on the previous seasons on NBC.