August is the time of yr when One Chicago followers can normally begin to get excited concerning the upcoming fall returns of Chicago Hearth, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med, however that is not the case in 2023 because of the WGA writers strike and SAG-AFTRA actors strike for higher phrases with the AMPTP. Stars have taken to the picket strains to assist the strike, and that just lately concerned two former Chicago P.D. costars becoming a member of forces. Tracy Spiridakos and Jesse Lee Soffer reunited to picket for SAG-AFTRA, and I am formally lacking Upstead over again.
Spiridakos stars on Chicago P.D. as Detective Hailey Upton, and her main scene companion for many of her time on the hit drama was Jesse Lee Soffer as Detective Jay Halstead. Upton and Halstead’s partnership turned romantic after which finally into a contented marriage… till Halstead was written off to accommodate Soffer’s need to maneuver on from P.D., and the entire most up-to-date Upstead updates weren’t precisely enjoyable. So, seeing the actors again collectively is a deal with, even whether it is due to a strike! Have a look as Soffer’s Instagram submit:
In a enjoyable twist, Jesse Lee Soffer and Tracy Spiridakos aren’t the one ones from One Chicago featured, as former Chicago Hearth showrunner and Chicago P.D. govt producer Derek Haas joined them. Haas’ signal of “The Gradual & THE FURIOUS” is a nod to 2 Quick 2 Livid, which Haas wrote and even paid homage to in a Chicago Hearth episode. From the poses, it seems to be like Spiridakos was the one who snapped the pictures, and the actress truly posted one on her personal Instagram account with the caption “Union sturdy.” Hearth actress Kara Killmer additionally chimed within the feedback on Soffer’s submit with “That’s too good, Derek.”
Whereas the 2 stars undoubtedly weren’t channeling their Chicago P.D. characters whereas picketing for SAG-AFTRA, the images nonetheless made me nostalgic for when the great ship Upstead was crusing sturdy on the NBC drama. If there needs to be an upside to Halstead’s departure to return to the military, then his absence did create a storyline that allowed Tracy Spiridakos to shine as Upton going via the heartache, however I do know I am not alone in at the least wanting somewhat extra Upstead closure on-screen.
Jesse Lee Soffer did return to Chicago P.D. regardless of Halstead departing the Windy Metropolis after only a few episodes of Season 10, nevertheless it wasn’t to reprise his position. He got here again to his previous stomping grounds to direct an episode, which he shared was made simpler from years of starring within the present as Jay Halstead. Talking with CinemaBlend, he shared his response to followers asking if he’ll ever come again as Jay, and expressed how he is “very grateful that folks love the Halstead character a lot.” I simply miss once I was in a position to ask “What’s up with Upstead?” frequently!
Solely time will inform if followers do ever get to see Upstead again on display screen collectively; at this level, there’s not even any assure of when Upton will probably be again, regardless of the renewal for Season 11. NBC lastly tweaked the autumn schedule to push again the anticipated premieres for the three One Chicago reveals in addition to most scripted collection, with no information of when Chicago P.D. will return to resolve the irritating Ruzek cliffhanger. For now because the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes proceed, you possibly can at all times revisit the primary ten seasons of the present streaming with a Peacock Premium subscription.