Viewers of the Dick Wolf medical drama Chicago Med need to brace themselves for some major changes in the near future. Since Season 8’s finale saw the demise of another unique character on One Chicago, fans may expect to see some new faces in the corridors of Med when Season 9 premieres on NBC. Take a look at this rundown of what we know about Season 9 of Chicago Med so far.
Chicago Med Season 9 Release Date
A ninth season of the show, along with its sister shows Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, was renewed in April 2022, but a premiere date for the new season has not been announced. Production on the new episodes is not expected to begin until August 2023, when the cast and crew return from their summer break. So, if we stick to this plan, we won’t find out the possible release date any time soon.
On the contrary, regardless of the absence of a date of release updates, the network has not left the fandom in total darkness, as the makers have indicated that the show will be making its official return later this year, which is assumed to be a part of the 2023-2024 broadcast fall season lineup, with September getting the likely release window just like the prior seasons, with Med airing on Wednesdays at 8 PM EST, followed by Fire at 9 PM EST, and P.D. at 10 PM EST.
Chicago Med Storyline
The courageous staff of doctors who keep the city’s most explosive hospital running smoothly is the focus of this dramatic adrenaline trip. In the middle of the frantic activity of the emergency room, they will deal with bizarre new situations based on current events and forge passionate bonds.
Chicago Med Cast and characters
- Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, a former plastic surgeon, who at the start of the series becomes an ED supervising attending physician.
- Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, a first-generation Brazilian-American ED nurse.
- Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning, an ED pediatrician who did a fellowship in emergency medicine in the first season and becomes an attending in the emergency pediatrics division in the fifth season.
- Rachel DiPillo as Dr. Sarah Reese, originally a fourth-year medical student, who does not feel inclined to emergency medicine, and would rather become a pathologist.
- Colin Donnell as Dr. Connor Rhodes, a cardio-thoracic fellow from Chicago, who spent some time in Riyadh following his residency.
- Brian Tee as LCDR Dr. Ethan Choi, United States Navy Reserve, the Chief of Emergency Medicine and former ED chief resident with an expertise in infectious diseases who just returned to the United States after serving on the USS Carl Vinson as a medical officer.
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, a former OR nurse and the Chief of Patient and Medical Services (chief administrator) of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.
- Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, the chief of the psychiatry department
- Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood, the ED’s charge nurse who is not afraid to speak her mind when it comes to schooling the residents.
- Norma Kuhling as Dr. Ava Bekker, a South African trauma surgeon.
- Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel, a new trauma surgeon fellow at Chicago Med.
- Steven Weber as Dr. Dean Archer, an experienced trauma surgeon and emergency physician and a mentor to Dr. Ethan Choi having formerly served in the Navy together.
- Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott, a new ED pediatrician.
- Kristen Hager as Dr. Stevie Hammer, a new attending physician, who has a past with Dr. Will Halstead.
- Jessy Schram as Dr. Hannah Asher, a returning physician from Los Angeles who previously struggled with substance abuse before getting sober.
- Julie Berman as Dr. Samantha “Sam” Zanetti, an attending trauma surgeon who briefly dates Dr. Connor Rhodes
- Deron J. Powell as Tate Jenkins, a retired NFL player who begins dating Nurse April Sexton when she helps treat his son in season one.
- Jeremy Shouldis as Dr. Marty Peterson, an anesthesiologist with a silky, deep voice.
- Peter Mark Kendall as Joey Thomas, a lab tech who dates Dr. Sarah Reese in seasons one and two.
- Roland Buck III as Dr. Noah Sexton, a first-year ED resident and Nurse April Sexton’s younger brother.
- Brennan Brown as Dr. Sam Abrams, a blunt attending neurosurgeon.
- D. W. Moffett as Cornelius Rhodes, the father of Dr. Connor Rhodes.
Chicago Med Season 9 Plot
Members of the city’s top medical team save patients’ lives while negotiating their diverse interpersonal dynamics. The top team of committed doctors, nurses, and staff at the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center encounter obstacles every day as they do whatever it takes to treat patients, which can involve surprisingly novel approaches. Dick Wolf’s Trilogy of Chicago is centered on the hospital staff—doctors Charles, Halstead, Marcel, Choi, and Manning; nurses Sexton and Lockwood; and hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin.
The story will continue where the eighth season finale, “Does One Door Close and Another One Open?” left off. Nicole Rubio directed the episode, and Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider wrote the script. Shocking information threatens Jack Dayton’s surgery and the future of OR 2.0; Archer goes rogue to safeguard a patient in need; Maggie debates her future at Med. These are all things viewers will see in this episode. The two are reunited with Natalie Manning later on, and Will decides to leave Chicago Medical. In addition, Dr. Will Halstead makes his final appearance in this episode, while Natalie Manning makes an unexpected cameo.
Chicago Med Season 8 Rating
For those of you who are curious about the series but have never seen it, I have good news: it is excellent. The show has received positive reviews from critics, earning a 7.6/10 rating on IMDb and a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Therefore, I have added this program to my watch list. Think about what other people have said if you are on the fence about watching it.
Where can I watch Chicago Med?
Chicago Med, both current and past seasons, will be shown on NBC and streamed on FuboTV, Hulu Plus, and Peacock. The episodes can be rented or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu, respectively, with a wide variety of subscription options to suit individual viewers’ needs.