‘Chicago Law': ‘Strike Back’ Alum Philip Winchester to Star

Philip Winchester is headed for court.

The Strike Back alum is set to star in NBC’s Chicago Law (working title), The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Winchester is a initial actor to be expel in a third spinoff from a network’s successful Chicago Fire franchise. Following a success of Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med, all of that have been renewed for a 2016-2017 season, NBC strictly put a plan into development final month.

Although a plan is strictly in development, no grave commander sequence has been made. Chicago Law will expected go a same track as P.D. and Med, and instead be launched as a backdoor commander during an part of one of a other Chicago series, in this box many expected Chicago P.D. 

Winchester’s early casting raises questions about either he will also be introduced even progressing into P.D. — another common use within a Chicago universe. Two of Chicago Med‘s stars recurred frequently on a sister array before a sanatorium drama’s Nov debut, as did several P.D. array regulars on Fire.

After 4 seasons on a Cinemax movement play Strike Back, Winchester fielded mixed commander offers before determining on The Player, that saw him star conflicting Wesley Snipes. The array unsuccessful to broach in a ratings and saw a initial episode sequence trimmed before it sensitively went off a atmosphere for good.

In further to a 3 other Chicago series, Chicago Law would join inclusive writer Dick Wolf’s long-running play Law Order: SVU. The Mariska Hargitay-led play was renewed for an 18th deteriorate progressing this month when Wolf sealed a new altogether understanding with NBC that will take him by to 2020.


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