'Chicago P.D.': Nicole Ari Parker Debuts as Deputy Superintendent Miller (PHOTOS)

Nicole Ari Parker Jason Beghe Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere
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Change is coming to Chicago P.D. as a result of the real-world protests against police brutality and racism following George Floyd's death. And now, new photos from the Season 8 premiere offer a look at the person with the new police-reform agenda: new Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller (Nicole Ari Parker).

She's looking to "abolish the 'warrior cop' mentality," executive producer Rick Eid told TV Insider, which probably won't go over well with Sergeant Voight (Jason Beghe). In fact, as you can see in the images below, we may see some clashing between the two in the premiere.

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'I guess we feel this sense of responsibility to address these issues,' star Jason Beghe said.

Other than that, it looks like business as usual (but with face coverings at times, due to the pandemic), and that includes Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) back with the team after a trip to New York to work with the FBI team at the end of Season 7. But there are no clues as to what's to come for her will they/won't they with partner Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer). It's also unclear what's in store for Atwater's (LaRoyce Hawkins) trouble with the friends and family of the racist cop he spoke with Internal Affairs about, or exes Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) as they continue to deal with her miscarriage.

Scroll down for a look at the premiere, "Fighting Ghosts."

Chicago P.D., Season 8 Premiere, Wednesday, November 11, 10/9c, NBC

Voight Ruzek Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere
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Voight (Jason Beghe) and Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger)

LaRoyce Hawkins Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Atwater Voight
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Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins)

Tracy Spiridakos Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Hailey Upton
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Upton’s (Tracy Spiridakos) back in Chicago.

Marina Squerciati Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Kim Burgess
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Burgess (Marina Squerciati)

Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Atwater Halstead Ruzek
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Atwater, Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), and Ruzek

Patrick John Flueger Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Adam Ruzek
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Ruzek

Jason Beghe Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Voight Halstead
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Halstead and Voight

Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Ruzek Atwater Intelligence
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Ruzek and Atwater, with case details on the board behind them

Jesse Lee Soffer Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Jay Halstead
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Halstead

Nicole Ari Parker Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Samantha Miller
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Meet the new Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller (Nicole Ari Parker).

Nicole Ari Parker Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Miller Voight
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Miller

Jason Beghe Chicago PD Season 8 Premiere Voight Miller
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Voight