Thursday, October 31, 2013

New NBC Drama, Chicago PD, Filming in the Sloop Today

We've seen a lot of filming in the neighborhood for the (apparently) popular NBC drama Chicago Fire.  Well judging from an email we recently received from a reader, it seems like the network likes what the see in Chicago and are now filming a spin-off titled Chicago PD (see notice to the right on the right).

So what's the premise? (via NBC):
District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There are the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street crimes. And there's the Intelligence Unit, the team that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond.  
Leading the Intelligence team is Sergeant Hank Voight, a man not against skirting the law in the pursuit of justice. Demanding and tough, only those who can take the heat survive under Voight's command. Take Detective Antonio Dawson - despite his troubled history with his boss, Dawson has ambitions of running the unit... so if that means facing off against Voight every day, he'll persevere.  
From the street cops with dreams of moving up to the elite crew who are already in, "life on the job" is a daily challenge. The enormous responsibilities that come with the territory take an emotional toll, as we'll find when we follow the personal lives of our characters outside the walls of District 21.

While Chicago Fire isn't our favorite show in the world, it ain't bad.  So we will probably give Chicago PD a try - why not.  

Especially if it means we can see the Sloop shine on the small screen!

(Hat tip:  ET!)

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