One Chicago has a high turnover rate. The cast of any long-running franchise does. What the show also has is an impressively high rate of stars coming back to work on Chicago Med, Fire, and PD in different capacities.
Whether it’s to make a cameo appearance or to work behind the camera, there seems to be a draw to One Chicago that stars can’t resist. Since two of the actors who have made this pivot have done so recently, we figured it was a perfect time to praise them.
Here are three One Chicago stars who made the transition to directing episodes.
What Chicago PD episode did Jesse Lee Soffer direct?
The most notable case kicks off the list. Jesse Lee Soffer turned dozens of heads when he announced that he would be leaving Chicago PD in season 10, and lost amidst all the confusion was the fact that he would be returning to the show as a director.
He’s slated to direct the episode “Deadlocked”, which will premiere on Wednesday, March 22. It will be the first PD episode after a two-week break, which will make Soffer’s directorial debut even more of a big deal. Here’s hoping he does more of it in the future.
What Chicago Med episode did Brian Tee direct?
Weeks after Soffer announced he would be leaving PD, Brian Tee confirmed he was leaving Chicago Med. The actor had been hitched to the Med wagon since it started, so it was definitely tough to see him go. Given the happy sendoff they gave his character, though, we couldn’t be too upset that he was changing careers.
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Then, like his screen counterpart, Tee decided to change things up. He decided to direct an episode of Med, marking his first time ever behind the camera. Which episode, you might ask? Well, here comes another similarity: Tee’s episode will be airing Wednesday, March 22, meaning we will getting two One Chicago episodes directed by two former cast members on the same night.
What Law & Order episode did Monica Raymund direct?
While not technically part of the One Chicago franchise, Law & Order does take in the same universe and has participated in several crossovers with the One Chicago cast. So, we felt it was worth noting that Monica Raymund, the woman who starred as Gabriela Dawson on multiple years of Chicago Fire, has directed episodes for both Law & Order: Organized Crime and Law & Order: SVU.
Raymund made her directorial debut with a 2018 episode of SVU, and gone on to become a regular directorial presence on TV. In addition to her Law & Order credits, she’s done episodes for FBI (another Dick Wolf show) and National Treasure: Edge of Discovery.
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