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When the 10th season of Chicago P.D. ended last month, fans of the beloved American police procedural action drama television series were looking forward to another year’s worth of entertainment from the 21st District of the Chicago Police Department. After all, there are ten massive successful seasons under its belt, and the fans have every right to assume that the next one will live up to all the expectations that they have in mind.
Especially after learning how the events of the 10th season finale ended on a massive cliffhanger! So, if you are one of those who are wondering about the current status of the next chapter in the lives of our beloved uniformed patrol officers pursuing the perpetrators of the city’s major street offenses, Then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers! Here is everything we know so far about when Chicago P.D. Season 11’s potential release date is going to be scheduled on the NBC network.
Chicago P.D. Season 11: What are the most recent updates?
We are almost three months into this year since the series was renewed for its much-awaited 11th season, and over this little time period, a lot has happened behind the scenes, which has unfortunately caused a massive ruckus for the production to begin on schedule. 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.
Sadly, it looks like the network might be going off the script this year as it’s very likely that the show won’t be able to premiere on the approved schedule that it has been able to maintain for previous seasons, with one of the main reasons being the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, which doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. As, it has already started to cause a major halt in production which usually begins in the summer season, with August being the usual filming slot.
If we consider the fact that the ongoing writer’s strike won’t be able to reach a resolution by next month, then there’s no doubt that the delay in Chicago P.D. Season 11 release is imminent, and it will soon become a hurdle for the show’s creators to premiere new episodes by the fall season. As such, they will likely opt for the better option, which is to postpone the production until the strike ends and begin it sometime later this year without any more hurdles along the way.
We would like to emphasize that the competition network CBS has also decided that the best way to avoid further confusion is to change its course for the fall season and release a new schedule for the fans. We speculate that the same is being negotiated or at least considered by NBC, and soon a fresh list with a brand new release date will be published by the network in the coming months.
Only if they decide to postpone the series in case the scripts are completed beforehand due to the writer’s protest, which causes a major disruption in production. Hence, we assume that more details about this matter will be disclosed in the coming weeks, as it is best to avoid such difficulties once the cast gets on the ground to begin the shoot. Until any confirmation, the readers are requested to be patient, as such changes can take 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 are coming soon.”
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) May 12, 2023
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. “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. ended last month.
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Cast: Who all might 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.
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.
“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.”
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Episodes: Where to stream?
As of writing this, the show still has an approved 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. 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.
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
While you wait for more Chicago P.D. Season 11 updates, catch up on the previous seasons on NBC.