The Dick Wolf–produced universe of Chicago workplace dramas could be getting even bigger. NBC confirmed today that a fourth series, with the working title Chicago Law, is in development to join Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med on the network. (We came up with some ideas for additional Chicago-based TV shows.)
Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., currently in their fourth and third seasons respectively, have already been renewed for the 2016–17 season; freshman series Chicago Med has only aired six episodes so far but is looking likely for renewal as well. Series creator Wolf, who previously blanketed New York City in Law & Order spinoffs, seems happy to have another franchise filming in Chicago; he teased the possibility of a fourth show at last week's Television Critics Association press tour before NBC made it official in a statement today.
Having the procedurals filming in the city has been a boon for local production professionals as well as Chicago actors, who are reaping guest and recurring spots like Broadway actors used to on the Law & Order mothership. Actors like Alex Weisman (pictured above with Chicago Med's Marlyne Barrett and Rachel DePillo), Amy Morton, Chaon Cross and Kurt Ehrmann have appeared across the three current series, which often cross over, while others including Amy J. Carle and Marc Grapey have already made multiple appearances on Chicago Med.