The four-month-long double strike resulted from demands for fair compensation and increased protection against the use of artificial intelligence in the industry left the production without writers to complete scripts and actors to film the necessary sequences. Consequently, NBC made the decision to postpone the release of its fall lineup for 2023 to a mid-season premiere in 2024, given the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing strikes.
As of the latest information available, the mid-2024 release for Season 11 of Chicago P.D. remains on track. While writing this, there have been some encouraging developments regarding the proposed release timeline and updates on how the production team is working diligently to ensure that the new season stays on schedule.
In summary, fans can rest assured that Chicago P.D. Season 11 will not be returning to NBC in 2023. The exact release date remains to be confirmed, but it is expected to be in the mid-2024 season. Keep an eye out for further updates on this highly anticipated season of the popular series.
Chicago P.D. Season 11 Release Date
It appears that fans of the 21st District of the Chicago Police Department are in for a treat, albeit in a slightly different way than anticipated. NBC, recognizing the demand, decided to bring them back for the fall season of 2023. However, due to the strike’s impact on script writing and production, NBC had to make adjustments to its original plans. On July 19th, they released an updated fall lineup, as announced on their official Twitter page.
If you take a look at the schedule, you’ll notice ‘Chicago Dramas’ listed under “Wednesday, October 4th” in the 8-9 pm slot. This encompasses the entire One Chicago franchise (P.D., Med, and Fire). However, it’s important to note the mention of ‘reruns’ in brackets. This indicates that episodes from earlier seasons of the three shows will be featured on the NBC network.
Now, you might be thinking, “But NBC promised Chicago P.D. Season 11 in fall 2023.” As mentioned earlier, due to the strike-related disruptions, that won’t be possible. However, there have been significant developments in the writer’s room recently. On September 27th, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached an agreement, securing favorable deals for the union. This exciting news prompted eager One Chicago fans to flood social media with questions about the progress of the series now that the writers have a fair deal.
According to Deadline, the One Chicago writer’s room has reconvened to craft the plotlines for the next season. While NBC hasn’t made any formal announcements about the exact release date, insider sources and thorough research suggest that Season 11 of Chicago P.D. is likely to grace our screens in March 2024.
However, it’s important to note that finalizing this release window would be premature, as the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is still in negotiations with the AMPTP, although progress is reportedly positive. Until this process concludes, even if the scripts are ready, there won’t be actors available to film the sequences.