A lot is up in the air right now when it comes to Hollywood. The writers and actors are currently on strike, which means that they are refusing to participate in the making of projects until their list of demands are met. This extends to scripted TV shows like Chicago PD.
Chicago PD, like its One Chicago peers, was originally slated to begin production in late July, and be ready to go for a September premiere. Because the writers and actors are on strike, however, it’s very unlikely that production will be ready to go by the end of the month. This essentially means that the show will be delayed.
When is Chicago PD coming back?
LaRoyce Hawkins, who plays Atwater on Chicago PD, confirmed the delay during a master class at LSU. He told the attendees that he anticipates the negotiations will go on for several months, and that once things are resolved, there will still need to be a multiple week window in which the writers are given time to work on scripts for season 11.
"“From my personal research, we have a big hill to climb before we can find an agreement,” Hawkins added. “I’m faithful and optimistic that it will only be a couple more months, if that, that we’re off.”"
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Unless the strikes are resolved in record time, which seems unlikely at the current moment, then Chicago PD will be pushed back from its September premiere date to some time in 2024. It may even play out in such a way that the police procedural premieres at the mid-season, which leads us to believe that there will only be half the amount of episodes that there usually are in a season.
While it’s unfortunate, the writers and actors are largely responsible for making the show into the pop culture phenomenon that’s its been for the past decade, so we hope their conditions are met!
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