NBC has placed a series order for “Chicago Med,” the latest iteration of Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise, as well as for the Greg Berlanti drama “Blindspot” and “Heartbreaker,” a medical drama starring Melissa George.
“Chicago Med” (pictured), which follows “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD,” 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, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.
Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta lead the cast. Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas are writing and executive producing, with Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski and pilot director Joe Chappelle also executive producing. Universal Television and Wolf Films are producing.
“Blindspot,” meanwhile, explores a vast international plot that explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. There’s one thing that’s very clear, however: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.
Martin Gero (“Stargate: Atlantis”) is writing and executive producing. Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Mark Pellington, who directed the pilot, are also executive producing.
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson star in “Blindspot,” which is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.
Finally, “Heartbreaker,” which is based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, is a character-driven medical drama that follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (George), an outspoken world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that’s a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights.
In addition to George, the cast also includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn, D.L. Hughley, Jamie Kennedy, Maya Erskine, J. Louis Mills and Joshua Leonard.
Jill Gordon serves as writer and executive producer, with Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling and director Robbie Duncan McNeill also executive producing. Universal Television is producing.