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.