‘Chicago PD’ Pauses Production After Positive Covid Tests

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January 12, 2022 6:58pm

CHICAGO P.D. — Season: 9 — Pictured: (l-r) Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton, LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead, Jason Beghe as Hank Voight, Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess, Patrick Flueger as Adam Ruzek, Amy Morton as Sgt. Trudy Platt — (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)
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EXCLUSIVE: Filming on Season 9 of the NBC drama Chicago PD has been suspended today after a number of positive Covid tests, including cases in Zone A, which includes the cast and those who directly interact with them, I have learned.

Chicago PD, from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, was among a number of series — including the Chicago franchise — that resumed production after the holiday break as scheduled amid a surge in Covid infections nationwide fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant.

I hear there have been a couple of dozen cumulative positive tests on the show since — with cast members among those impacted — which were detected through NBCU’s extensive testing protocols. I hear production continued for a few days with replacement crew members and adjusted filming schedule (as positive cast and crew isolated per Covid guidelines) until shooting was suspended today for a few days.

Fellow One Chicago drama Chicago Fire similarly paused production last Wednesday; it is slated to resume filming tomorrow, I hear. Chicago Med has remained in continuous production, The three shows, which all film in Chicago, employ separate crews.

New episodes of the three Chicago dramas air tonight.

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