EXCLUSIVE: Filming on Season 9 of the NBC drama Chicago PDAfter a series of positive Covid testing, including those in Zone A which include the cast, has been suspended, I learned.
Chicago PD from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, was among a number of series — including the Chicago franchise — that resumed production after the holiday break as scheduled amid a surge in Covid infections nationwide fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant.
I hear there have been a couple of dozen cumulative positive tests on the show since — with cast members among those impacted — which were detected through NBCU’s extensive testing protocols. Production continued for a few more days, with replacement crew members and an adjusted filming schedule (as positive crew and cast were isolated per Covid guidelines), until shooting was stopped today.
Chicago drama by Fellow One Chicago FireSimilar production was halted last Wednesday. It is scheduled to resume filming tomorrow, according to my sources. Chicago Medthe show has remained in continuous production. Each of the three shows film in Chicago.
Three new episodes have been added to the series. Chicago dramas air tonight.