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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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 03: Richard Brooks attends Premiere Of Netflix’s “The Black Godfather” at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on June 03, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images) /

Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks only had a small part in One Chicago history, thanks to the untimely cancellation of Chicago Justice. Brooks appeared in the Justice episode “Uncertainty Principle” as Paul Robinette, the defense attorney who squared off against Peter Stone (Philip Winchester) while Stone had to try and prosecute Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins).

But he’s worth including on this list because longtime Dick Wolf fans know how important Brooks is to the Wolf universe. He originated the role of Paul Robinette on the original Law & Order, where he was a series regular for three seasons until NBC mandated that Wolf add female characters to what had been an all-male main cast. Jill Hennessy took over as Claire Kincaid, and Brooks was let go, although he did come back as a guest star later on.

His pilot is also an NBC pilot, and like La Brea, it delves into the fantastic. Brooks is a co-star in the new series Echo, which will be one-part cop drama and one-part sci-fi show. His character is a cop who joins a specialized task force to prevent crime by time-traveling backward before it happens. As if that’s not challenging enough, the other catch is that they travel by transplanting themselves in the bodies of the intended victims.

That’s definitely a departure from Chicago Justice, but certainly old-school fans will get a kick out of seeing Richard Brooks on NBC airwaves again.

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The same could be said for most of the actors on this list, since the majority of these shows are for NBC. We loved their work on One Chicago and hopefully, if the networks pick up these pilots, we’ll get to see them on a weekly basis—many on the same network as our favorite franchise!