The Hollywood strikes are over.
The writers, actors, and actresses needed new deals, and contracts are now in place.
It means everyone can return to work.
The writers returned to work after a deal was struck between the Writers Guild of America and the studios.
And now SAG-AFTRA has a deal so the casts can return to the set.
But with the winter quickly approaching, some episodes will be lost.
How many episodes in Chicago P.D. Season 11?
Chicago P.D. Season 11 was ordered by NBC a while ago.
The network has faith in the police procedural, and a full-season order was placed.
Unfortunately, there isn’t enough time left on the calendar to film the 20+ episodes to air during the 2023-2024 television season.
The plan is for Chicago P.D. to film 13 episodes for Season 11. TV Line reported that filming will resume in the first week of December, and Reel Chicago has the team back to work in the final week of November.
If the Chicago P.D. cast does return to work that quickly, NBC could start rolling out new episodes in winter.
That would finally give Chicago P.D. fans new content after waiting months since the Spring 2023 season finale.
When could Chicago P.D. Season 11 begin?
The latest report has NBC aiming for a Chicago P.D. season premiere on Wednesday, January 17.
That will be a big day for One Chicago, with new Med, Fire, and P.D. episodes finally arriving.
While it will mean missing almost half of the original episode order, at least Chicago P.D. Season 11 will still happen.
News and notes about One Chicago
Tracy Spiridakos has starred as Detective Hailey Upton on the show, but Season 11 will be her final one.
This news comes soon after co-star Jesse Lee Soffer exited in Season 10 (he played Detective Jay Halstead).
With the news that Upton will no longer work for Intelligence, hopefully, the writers can convince Jesse to come back and give fans some closure.
A reconciliation between Upton and Halstead might be the dream of many Chicago P.D. fans.
Since Tracy is leaving the show, more Chicago P.D. casting news will be revealed before Season 11.
The writers and producers will need a new face (or two) to flesh out the crew, so rumors about people joining the show may surface soon.
And no, Sophia Bush is not returning to play Detective Erin Lindsay again. She is done with the world of One Chicago.
Over at Chicago Fire, actor Taylor Kinney is returning to play Kelly Severide some more.
It was also revealed that Kara Killmer will stop playing Sylvie Brett on Chicago Fire.
Chicago P.D. is streaming on Peacock.