Chicago is returning to business after the challenging double strike that caused major TV and film production delays.
The 118-day strike was the longest in history. However, the industry is now recovering, with Chicago shows resuming production.
• After an unprecedented 118-day strike causing major delays in TV and film production, the Chicago industry is on the rebound.
• On November 13th and 15th, preparations began for the production of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med, respectively.
• Filming for each show will begin on November 27th, 29th, and beyond.
• In addition to these shows returning to the small screen, The Emperor of Ocean Park, The Bear, Somebody Somewhere, and Deli Boys are also scheduled for filming between January and February 2021.
• Power Book IV: Force and other exciting projects are expected to be announced soon – stay tuned!
As the strike settled, production offices reopened, and crews were notified to be prepared for work. The news of a settlement brought a collective sigh of relief.
Now, tens of thousands of actors are returning to work, bringing the industry back to life after months of paralysis. Here are the updated schedules for our Chicago shows:
– Chicago Fire will start preparing on November 13 and filming Season 12 on November 27.
– Chicago P.D. will also begin preparation on November 13 and film Season 11 on November 27.
– Chicago Med will return to work on November 15 for preparation and begin filming Season 9 on November 29.
The episodes for each show have not been announced yet.
In addition, production for The Emperor of Ocean Park will start in January, while The Bear will have two additional episodes for Season 3. Somebody Somewhere will begin filming in February for Season 3, and Deli Boys is expected to start filming Season 1 in January.
Stay tuned for updates on Power Book IV: Force and other exciting projects we hope to announce soon. We are thrilled that crews, actors, and fans can again enjoy their favorite characters and captivating storylines on the small screen. Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med are back in action.