Chicago’s newest family is gearing up for a March debut as Dick Wolf sets his One Chicago sights on the legal system with Chicago Justice.
NBC has released cast portraits for Chicago Justice, which feature a look a the new team: prosecutor Peter Stone, State Attorney Mark Jefferies, investigator Laura Nagel, Assistant State’s Attorney Anna Valdez, and Chicago P.D.‘s Antonio Dawson, who takes on the new role of Chief Investigator.
We’re not going to lie: We’ve been pretty upset at how Antonio was taken from us. But it certainly helps that he won’t be going far as he shifts from Chicago’s Intelligence Unit to the State’s Attorney’s Chief Investigator.
Powerhouse creator Dick Wolf delivers a captivating new installment to the hit Chicago franchise. Just like their brethren in the Chicago P.D., the State’s Attorney’s dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on, while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city’s high-stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law.
At the center of the show is prosecutor Peter Stone (Philip Winchester), the ambitious Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. Relentless in his quest for justice, it’s more than a job, it’s a purpose. Stone is shooting at a target that only he can see. This often puts him in direct conflict with Mark Jefferies (Carl Weathers), the Cook County State’s Attorney who sees the world through a political prism. While Jefferies believes that a good prosecutor gives the jury and the public a clear, clean and digestible narrative, Stone is convinced the law isn’t always best served in a sound bite. Together with their team, Stone and Jefferies strive to bring some much-needed justice to the city of Chicago.
The team also includes Assistant State’s Attorney Anna Valdez (Monica Barbaro), a passionate newcome, who’s more flexible and willing to bend the rules to get the right result; Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter), a tough-as-nails State’s Attorney Investigator that sees each case through the eyes of the victim; and Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda, formerly on “Chicago P.D.”), a level-headed and by-the-book detective turned Chief Investigator.
Chicago Justice premieres Sunday, March 5 at 9/8c on NBC. There will be a special preview of the pilot on Wednesday, March 1 at 10/9c during a Chicago Fire/Chicago P.D. epic crossover event.