6 New Characters We’d Like to See Across One Chicago Next Season

One Chicago 2020 New Characters
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We don’t know when the One Chicago shows will be back or what we’ll see when the new seasons premiere, but we do know that it’s time to add some fresh blood across the board.

Chicago Fire said goodbye to one firefighter (and got a new one) last season, while one of its paramedics won’t be back in Season 9. P.D. brought in someone new in Intelligence, but what about elsewhere in the station? And Med also saw some changes, but the hospital could always use more hands.

Scroll down as we suggest some new faces (recurring or series regulars) who should join our favorite first responders for the 2020-2021 season.

One Chicago, Wednesdays, Fall 2020, NBC

Chicago Fire 2020 New Character Paramedic
Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC

A new paramedic on Fire

This is obviously going to happen since Annie Ilonzeh has left the show, so it’s only a question of whether Emily Foster’s replacement will fit in at Firehouse 51. And it might not be a bad idea to have a few people give it a try — for multiple episodes each — rather than permanently fill the position all season.

Chicago Fire 2020 New Character Firefighter
Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC

A new firefighter on Fire

But rather than have this new firefighter be a new addition to 51 — the drama has done that multiple times already — why not have him or her be a floater that we see make his or her way to the house multiple times over the course of the season?

Chicago PD 2020 New Character Patrol Officer
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A new patrol officer on P.D.

Remember when now Intelligence members Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) started out on patrol, occasionally helping Sergeant Hank Voight’s (Jason Beghe) unit with cases? Maybe it’s time to meet someone who fills that role and see those two serve as mentors.

Chicago PD 2020 New Character Station
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Someone around the station on P.D.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Intelligence get help from a tech and surveillance expert (like Samuel Hunt’s Greg “Mouse” Gerwitz or Archie Kao’s Detective Sheldon Jin) or have an administrative assistant like Nadia Decotis (Stella Maeve). It doesn’t need to be someone holding either position, but why not open up that world?

Chicago Med 2020 New Character Surgeon
Elizabeth Sisson/NBC

A new surgeon on Med

Sure, we met Dominic Rains’ Crockett Marcel last season as we said goodbye to Colin Donnell‘s Connor Rhodes, but it hasn’t been the same. There needs to be a new surgeon who is a link between the ED and the surgical floor in a way that Marcel just isn’t (at least yet).

Chicago Med 2020 New Character Adminstrative
Elizabeth Sisson/NBC

Someone in administration on Med

Let’s get to know Chief of Services Sharon Goodwin’s (S. Epatha Merkerson) world a bit more. Let’s meet someone in her orbit (who won’t serve as an antagonist) and see more of what she does as a result.