Chicago Fire and Chicago Med aired the first two parts of a crossover with Chicago PD on NBC on Tuesday night, and tonight’s episode of Chicago PD will introduce a Chicago lawyer. That introduction is stirring up some questions. Is a Chicago Law series in the works?
Matt Olmstead was asked about the possibility of a fourth series being added to the Chicago family of series helmed by Dick Wolf. Can it happen? Not likely. At least, not yet.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olmstead said:
“I have no idea. And I’m not being coy. There haven’t been any conversations about that. There’s been no effort towards a fourth show. Not to say that there wouldn’t or couldn’t be. I’m looking right now at a framed photo of all three Chicago shows and all three casts, and its humbling to see what’s happened and all the people that it employs in Chicago and just the cast members and how they transfer from show to show and creatively how rewarding it is for me and for everybody involved. To think of one more right now, we’ve got our hands full.”
The Chicago franchise does seem a bit full at the moment, but the casts and crew have managed to make the third addition fit in. Chicago Med is averaging almost 9 million viewers per episode before this week’s numbers come in. With the series returning this week, that number might go up even higher.
Would a fourth series added to the three already in play be too much? Tell us what you think.