Windy City Round-Up: A Look at What's Coming Up in the 'Chicago' Franchise Shows
Chicago Fire isn't the only Windy City drama to keep tabs on, here's what will be coming on the other shows in Dick Wolf's ultimate empire:
The members of the Intelligence Unit face upheaval in the next few weeks. Sergeant Voight (Jason Beghe) reconnects with his former partner, Lieutenant Woods (Mykelti Williamson), after he learns disturbing news about a homicide case they solved years earlier. When Voight realizes Woods may have made a questionable arrest, “he has to decide whether to let it lie or go after him,” exec producer Matt Olmstead says. Tracy Spiridakos begins an arc May 3 as Det. Hailey Upton, and Det. Erin Lindsay’s (Sophia Bush) shady mom, Bunny (Markie Post), says goodbye under strange circumstances.
“We have a big story around Dr. Charles’s [Oliver Platt] daughter, Robin [Mekia Cox],” says executive producer Diane Frolov. “It appears she had a psychotic break, but there’s tremendous conflict between her father, Robin’s friend Connor [Colin Donnell] and psych resident Sarah [Rachel DiPillio].” Nurse April (Yaya DaCosta) begins a new romance and Drs. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Manning (Torrey DeVitto) grow closer after a trauma. And a new heart surgeon comes to Med in the May 11 season finale. “She’s a very smart and competitive South African woman,” previews executive producer Andrew Schneider.
Justice continues to specialize in cutting-edge, controversial law-enforcement methods, says exec producer Michael Chernuchin. On April 23, special prosecutor Stone (Philip Winchester) works with algorithms created to predict who will kill and who will be killed. Also on the docket: who should be charged with murder when an online scam leads to a fatal hit-and-run, and a case that seems to connect narcotics detectives with shooting victims who were found with diluted heroin in their possession.