Are the rumors true? Will Voight finally hang up his badge and retire? Continue reading to find out all the answers.
Sergeant Henry “Hank” Voight, badge #32419, is portrayed by Jason Beghe, and he is a Sergeant in the Chicago Police Department who is currently in command of the 21st District Intelligence Unit. Hank was motivated to become a police officer by his father, and he worked arduously to keep his city safe.
Everyone, including criminals and higher federal law agents, is aware of his harsh methods. Another thing to keep in mind is that even though some people may disagree with his methods, they respect him when he succeeds.
He is one of the most beloved characters in the entirety of the One Chicago franchise who added his own unique characteristics to the show, which makes him a popular fan favorite cast member who has been a part of the show for many years since it was first introduced in Chicago Fire as an established veteran.
After being a part of the show for so many years, it’s not far-fetched for the fandom to speculate whether he’ll still be a part of Chicago P.D. for the 11th season or if the end of the road for Hank Voight’s journey in the show is coming to an end?
These are just a few queries that are being raised by the die-hard fans who want to know what the endgame of Hank Voight’s character arcs is going to be like. So, if you are wondering the same, then don’t worry. We have compiled a list of all the possibilities of what this character might be facing in the new season.
Firstly, we would like to highlight the known fact that the mandatory retirement age for CPD officers is 63, and Jason Beghe happens to be the same age which can become a crucial plot device that needs to be addressed in the next season so there is a chance that the show creators might try to conclude his arc by mentioning his retirement from the post as it will be an interesting option to incorporate in the storyline that deserves its own episodes. The fans do think that this plot might soon become a reality as the show should try to end some characters’ stories at the right time rather than dragging them out any further.
We’ll just have to wait and see if this happens or not.
Because there is a chance that the show might simply ignore the mandatory retirement age for CPD officers and just play around with his age for a few more seasons, as Jason Beghe has been an important character, and we are certain that the creators won’t just randomly drop him from the next season. Moreover, Jason Beghe himself has not hinted if he’ll be leaving the show anytime soon and seems interested in playing the role of Hank Voight for more seasons, which we are certain that the Chicago P.D. fandom has no issues with.
His dedication to the character shines through in every scene, captivating viewers with his intense portrayal of a tough yet compassionate detective. With each passing season, he continues to bring new layers to Hank Voight, keeping fans on the edge of their seats and eagerly awaiting what’s next for their beloved character. As he immerses himself deeper into the role, it’s clear that his commitment to the show and its dedicated fanbase is unwavering, and in the next season, the chances of him retiring seem way too less to actually happen!
Let us know in the comments if you think that as the show enters its eleventh season, it would be ideal to add depth and unexpected introspection to this character’s development or if the writers should be more inclined to finish the character’s arc and introduce an entirely new character into the show which might be a breath of fresh air for the audience as well.
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Premiere Date: When will it return?
We would also like to emphasize that NBC might also opt to go in the same direction as its competitor networks, which are ABC and CBS, which have decided to shift the release dates for all the scripted shows until early to mid-2024 by scheduling all the nonscripted shows for the rest of the year.
This has happened due to the ongoing major strikes, which include SAG-AFTRA, otherwise known as the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, who have joined hands with the WGA, or the Writers Guild of America, on the picket lines, leading to the production of major series coming to a stop and minimizing the chances of a series comeback in 2023!
Hence, we are hoping that NBC will also review the pre-approved fall lineup and release a new schedule in the coming weeks, for which the best release window will be set for early to mid-2024, with the show airing at the same time slot every Wednesday at 10:00 p.m./9 c. in order to avoid any further disruption caused by the strike and disclose new details in the near future! In conclusion, it’s only a matter of time before the modified broadcasting schedule becomes known to the viewers.
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Plot: What to expect?
Due to an early renewal with the efforts to not reveal many spoilers, not much has been disclosed about the potential future plotlines, but we are certain 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 – 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.”
According to NBC Insider, the next season might see Burgess and Ruzek still maintaining their newly-rekindled romance after spending the past three seasons as platonic co-parents are still on the table. “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.”
Moreover, it will be intriguing to observe how Upton handles (or does not) Halstead’s absence now that he has departed Chicago for Bolivia after Jesse Lee Soffer’s departure from the program. “This ultimately will change her in some way, which I’m interested to see how,” Spiridakos told Variety. 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.
If you recall in the episode, the viewers get to see that 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 jaw-dropping 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.
Take a look at the official promo of the final episode to get some reference below:
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles 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 series was greenlit for its 11th season, it was given a 22-episode order that will have an average runtime of 40 to 44 minutes. But if the two strikes aren’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 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. But, once the filming resumes, it will commence entirely in Chicago. At the exterior of the station house is the Old Maxwell Street Police Station (943 West Maxwell Street), which is the same location that was used in the series Hill Street Blues as it is located about half a mile from the firehouse location of Chicago Fire at 1360 S. Blue Island Ave.
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Chicago P.D. Season 11 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
No official teaser or trailer for Chicago P.D. Season 11 has been released because the filming hasn’t even begun, which makes it way too early for the network to produce any new promos. The production will commence once the scripts are completed, and the respective strikes reach an agreement in order to avoid any future hurdles. Until then, we encourage viewers to speculate about the storylines that may be explored to extend the One Chicago franchise for more seasons.
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.
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While you wait for more updates on Chicago P.D. Season 11, catch up with the previous seasons, which are now available to stream