"CHICAGO P.D." SOLD IN 75% OF THE U.S. FOR SYNDICATION DEBUT THIS FALL
New York, NY - January 16, 2018 - NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has already sold "Chicago P.D." in more than 75% of the country, it was announced today by Sean O'Boyle, Executive Vice President of Syndication Sales, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
Dick Wolf's award-winning police procedural series will air Monday-Friday in national syndication beginning September 2018. As previously announced, Chicago P.D. will air on FOX Television Stations and the show has also been sold to leading station groups across the country including Sinclair, Tribune, Hearst, Gray, Nexstar, Graham Media, Sunbeam, Weigel, Scripps, Meredith, Hubbard, Raycom, Quincy, Griffin Communications, Capital Broadcasting and more.
The hit, one-hour dramatic television series is Dick Wolf's second installment in the Chicago franchise. "Chicago P.D." is a riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's elite Intelligence Unit. The Intelligence Unit combats the city's most heinous offenses: organized crime, drug trafficking, high-profile murders and beyond.
"Chicago P.D." was created by multiple Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf ("Chicago" franchise, "Law & Order" branded series) and Matt Olmstead ("NYPD Blue," Prison Break," "Chicago" franchise shows) and developed by Derek Haas ("Chicago Fire," "3:10 to Yuma") and Michael Brandt ("Chicago" franchise shows.") In addition to Wolf and Haas, executive producers include Rick Eid ("Law & Order: SVU," "Hostages,") Peter Jankowski ("Law & Order" branded series, "Chicago" franchise shows,) Arthur Forney ("Law& Order: SVU," "Chicago" franchise shows) and Terry Miller ("Burn Notice.") "Chicago P.D." is produced by Wolf Entertainment in association with Universal Television and is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
About Chicago P.D.:
Det. Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and his intelligence team have always considered rules to be guidelines more than actual laws. Their goal has always been to protect their great city and they have used unique ways to help bring criminals to justice. Now it's a new day and age in Chicago. Police are under siege and under a microscope - everyone from the federal government to politicians and citizens in their own city are watching. The intelligence team will feel the pressure, and their form of justice will be questioned and challenged.
Today, Chicago is a unique place to be part of the police department. Political and social agendas play key roles in how police function. Racial tensions, agendas of individual politicians, new federal regulations and other issues will be addressed this season. With police reform in full swing, the team is going to be forced to find new ways to achieve their ultimate goal: Justice.
The cast includes Jon Seda ("Chicago" franchise, "Treme"), Sophia Bush ("One Tree Hill"), Jesse Lee Soffer ("Chicago" franchise, "Mob Doctor"), Patrick John Flueger ("The 4400," "Scoundrels"), Marina Squerciati ("Chicago" franchise, "Marshall," "Gossip Girl"), Elias Koteas ("The Killing," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"), LaRoyce Hawkins ("Chicago" franchise), Amy Morton ("Chicago" franchise, "Boss," "Blue Bloods"), and Tracy Spiridakos ("MacGyver," "Bates Motel," "Revolution").
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "Steve Harvey," "Harry," "Access," "Access Live," "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network, Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series "On the Money" and "Open House." Current off-network programming includes "American Ninja Warrior," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Chicago P.D" and "Dateline."