One Chicago actors who are headed to new shows next season

CHICAGO P.D. -- "This City" Episode 618 -- Pictured: Jon Seda as Det. Antonio Dawson -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "This City" Episode 618 -- Pictured: Jon Seda as Det. Antonio Dawson -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein) /
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Sophia Bush
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 21: Sophia Bush attends the Fifth Annual InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on October 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for InStyle) /

Sophia Bush

Since her much-publicized departure at the end of Chicago PD season 4, Sophia Bush has been in the pilot season mix a few times. Last season, she was set to play a high-ranking NSA agent in the CBS pilot Surveillance alongside Downton Abbey‘s Allen Leech, but the network could never quite figure out what to do with it and ultimately passed on the project—one of the last pilots to learn its fate during that development cycle.

Well, good news for all those One Chicago fans who still miss her: she’s back this year with a new pilot, and this one also seems like it has legs. Bush is going to play the title character in a medical drama called Good Sam. Her character Dr. Sam Griffith is the daughter of department head Dr. Paul Griffith (portrayed by Jason Isaacs), and when he falls into a coma, she takes his job. But Dad soon comes back—and the two are forced to work together.

If you’re a One Chicago fan, there are two reasons to feel confident about this one: it’s also for CBS, which seemed keen on working with Bush based on how long they waited to make a decision about Surveillance. And it has Jason Isaacs, who has been phenomenal in everything that he’s been in (Star Trek: Discovery, Brotherhood, the Harry Potter films, even NBC’s short-lived sort of crime drama Awake).

Will those two have the chemistry needed to make Good Sam work, since it hinges on Sam’s complicated relationship with her father? They’ve never worked together before, so this will be new. But both are talented actors who are no stranger to playing strong characters, so if they can click, this should be a shoo-in for the new fall season.