Has the negotiation over the dual strikes reached a critical point that will jeopardize the future of the Chicago Police Department? Continue reading to learn more about the ongoing situation.
Over the last few months, die-hard One Chicago franchise fan has eagerly awaited the return of their favorite police procedural action drama series, Chicago P.D., which was sadly delayed as a cloud of uncertainty loomed over its future, all thanks to the dual strikes that stopped all the production houses in Hollywood. The sudden emergence of the strikes left many viewers wondering if their beloved show would face an untimely demise in the form of premature cancellation or a reversal of renewal.
There is no doubt that scrapping of already renewed shows has day by day become common among prominent broadcast and streaming platforms, prompting the un-renewals of 61st Street, The Peripheral, and A League of Their Own, to name a few recent shows whose future for another season was cut short. Due to this, the fate of Chicago P.D. also stood in the balance, leaving fans anxious and uncertain as they started worrying about the potential cancellation of the show.
After all, the strikes have not only impacted the cast and crew, but they have also left a void in the hearts of its loyal fans, which has sparked numerous discussions and debates among viewers. During the hiatus, social media platforms were flooded with hashtags demanding the resolution of the strike and requests to confirm whether the renewal status of their beloved drama series on the NBC network is still intact
The support and love that the avid viewers have showered upon Chicago P.D. over the temporary stoppage in production has not gone in vain, as despite many random cancelations of shows on NBC, the entirety of the One Chicago franchise is secure and far from being over. If you recall, even before the dual strikes began back in April 2023, the series was renewed for an eleventh season along with its sister shows, Chicago Fire and Chicago Med.
It will air every Wednesday at 10 PM EST, preceded by Med at 8 PM EST and Fire at 9 PM EST. As a result, the WGA strike and the SAG-AFTRA strike have not gotten in the way of the Chicago P.D. series, as it will not get canceled anytime soon. In conclusion, the fans can relax and, for the time being, speculate about what the new season has in store for them.
Additionally, the NBC network has started premiering reruns of the three series, with Chicago Fire taking over the month of October every Wednesday 10/9c in order to fill up the empty slots in the fall primetime schedule that are filled with previous show reruns directly caused by the dual strikes. This is the best time to catch up with the series, as the entire One Chicago franchise will not be returning this year, as the three shows have been delayed until 2024.
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Frequently Asked Questions
When will Chicago P.D. Season 11 premiere on NBC?
As stated above, the release dates of all three One Chicago series have been moved back due to filming difficulties induced by the simultaneous dual strikes! The complete One Chicago series is now slated to make its return, with a release date set for next year that might be postponed until the autumn broadcast season of 2024 in order to avoid any further disruption caused by the dual strikes and disclose new details in the near future.
What to expect from the plot of Chicago P.D. Season 11?
Although it is much too soon to foretell the upcoming storylines, on the bright side, NBC Insider highlighted that fans hope Burgess and Ruzek maintain their newly-rekindled romance after spending the past three seasons as platonic co-parents.
“If Instagram comments are any indication, most of the fans are like, ‘Just leave them alone, leave them alone,'” Flueger told NBC Insider. “So I think we’ve got enough opportunities for drama on our show that maybe you’ll actually be able to see two people just kind of be happy together.” He continued, “[Marina and I have] definitely both told the writers—and, you know, we can tell them anything we want, but it doesn’t mean they’re going to listen—that if they break us up again, like, please let’s not try this again because it’s too much. It’s too much.”
It’ll also be interesting to see how Upton continues to (not) deal with Halstead’s absence after he left Chicago for Bolivia following Jesse Lee Soffer’s exit from the show. “This ultimately will change her in some way, which I’m interested to see how,” Spiridakos told Variety. “We’re still in the change. She finds out that he’s extended his stay and has that breakdown moment of having this hope and then all of a sudden, that’s gone. It’s the first time we see her break down since he’s left, since their goodbye. I think there’s gonna be some changes for her over the next little while.”
Who will and will not reprise their roles in Chicago P.D. Season 11?
Even though some of the cast members are still subject to change, we speculate that the main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season are as follows: Jason Beghe as Sergeant Hank Voight, 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.
Moreover, Jesse Lee Soffer walking away from “Chicago P.D.” in Season 10 was a significant departure from the police drama. In an exclusive interview with Variety, he explained, “I really wanted to grow and expand, and we’ve only got this one trip. If I signed up again, it would have been for another three years. I would have turned 40 on the show. I thought, ‘You know what? It’s time to take a risk.’ It was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make in my life.”
In addition to Wolf, executive producers are Gwen Sigan, Chad Saxton, Rick Eid, Gavin Harris, Jason Beghe, Arthur Forney, Peter Jankowski, and Michael Brandt. There are reports also indicating that co-creator and co-showrunner Derek Haas will be exiting or stepping away from Wolf Entertainment. Lastly, “Chicago P.D.” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
How many episodes will be there in Chicago P.D. Season 11?
The new season will be shortened due to a lack of scripts as the writers were not able to resume their work because of the delays caused by the dual strikes, out of which the actor’s strike is still being negotiated while the writer’s strike has officially concluded. In short, the customary episode count will be reduced to 18–20 episodes, which makes Chicago P.D. Season 11 shorter than previous ones.
Is there any trailer for Chicago P.D. Season 11 available?
Due to the halt in production caused by the dual strikes, no new teaser or trailer has been released for Chicago P.D. Season 11. The filming will resume once the actor’s strike also reaches an agreement. Until then, there is no doubt that there will be more delays in the official release of any promotional material for Chicago P.D. Season 11.
Where to stream Chicago P.D. Season 11?
All the prior seasons 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. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on the NBC official website and app. You can also stream Chicago P.D. 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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While you wait for Chicago P.D. Season 11 to premiere on NBC, catch up on the previous seasons.