Chicago PD is heating up early on in season 11. The first couple of episodes have dealt with the messy state of the IU, and the personal struggles of each of its members, but one the show's core actors, Marina Squerciati, has confirmed that things are going to take on a more focused tone in the upcoming weeks.
Squerciati, who plays Kim Burgess, talked to TV Insider about season 11, and assured fans that there will be a multi-episode case that will shed light on a previously unseen villain. She also revealed that the show is still in production, and just recently wrapped filming on episode 7.
Voight is going to hunt a serial killer in season 11
The biggest bombshell that the actress had for fans, though, had to do with the boss of the IU: Hank Voight (Jason Beghe). She confirmed that Voight will be playing a large role in the upcoming arc, and that he will be evoking younger, darker versions of himself in the process:
"I think there’s going to be a serial killer, and we’re going to see a bit of the old Voight rage come back. So that’s really going to take control right now."
It's been a long time since we've seen the "Voight rage" in action. It used to be one of the character's defining qualities, to the extent that when he was first introduced in Chicago Fire, he was arrested for trying to kill Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer).
Voight has matured in recent seasons, which makes sense given his senior status within the police department, but it has also meant that he's had less to do in comparison to some of the other people under his command.
Chicago PD star promises a 'messy, dirty' case
The last time we really got to see Voight invested in a situation, and leading the charge, was during the sting operation storyline that culminated with the death of Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado) in season 9. Since then, he's been more of a mentor figure than a classic protagonist.
Voight is always more interesting when he's personally invested in a case, and when the case is not a clear cut instances of good vs evil. According to Squerciati, we can expect to get something in this morally ambiguous vein:
"We start out with a story that it’s not a clear-cut win. And I love when that happens. I love when it’s not like, we did our job, we won, but it’s messy, it’s dirty."
We can't wait to get there!