TCA 2015: “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Med” EP Dick Wolf calls crossovers “incredible ratings engines”
NBC is getting into the crossover business once again.
Three crossovers are planned for Dick Wolf‘s “Chicago” trilogy, which consists of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” and new drama “Chicago Med,” including a four-way event also featuring “Law & Order: SVU,” the executive producer announced Thursday.
“The crossovers are incredible ratings engines for us,” Wolf said on stage during the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour. “What we can’t do is have them become common place. We have an agreement. We’ll do three this season, but they won’t do all the shows.”
One of the crossovers will be a four-way event with “Law & Order: SVU,” which Wolf said will air in February.
The super-showrunner said there won’t be any discussion about adding a fourth “Chicago” series until they see how “Chicago Med” does. He also remained vague on the status of a long-rumored reboot of his classic “Law & Order” franchise.
“Chicago Med” revolves around the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, and familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.