Created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead, Chicago Med is the third installment of Wolf’s Chicago franchise. The television series is a medical drama following the day-to-day turmoil of the city’s newest and fictional state-of-the-art facility, Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. The storyline is basically about the doctors and nurses of the emergency department and their strength to hold up things together, given the drama in their personal lives. After the abrupt ending of its fifth season in April due to disrupted production amid the COVID-19 outbreak, on September 25, 2019; the series is finally expected to renew with the sixth season.
Due to the imposition of lockdown on a global scale due to the coronavirus pandemic, production of the sixth season of Chicago Med had already been delayed. But after the relaxations, the production of the series picked up pace on September 22, 2020, only for another two weeks delay. Delays aside, the sixth season of Chicago Med is currently scheduled to release on November 11 on NBC, and we are hoping the date remains the same.
Reportedly, the Season 6 of Chicago Med will return a talented ensemble of cast, including Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, Brian Tee as LCDR Dr. Ethan Choi, Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning, Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, and Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood.
Season 5 of the medical series, Chicago Med, ended on a quieter note because of the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the globe, which affected TV and film production across the United States. But since the production has finally started again, it has been reported that the series might showcase a window into the real-life events. Although there is no trailer or promo for season 6 yet but it has been suggested that the series will have a fresh scope for the show, shedding light on the ongoing situation by adjusting to the new normal while also maintaining the same theme of the show.
As far as the ongoing storyline is concerned, the sixth season will likely explore a growing relationship between Crockett and Natalie, which had been hinted towards the end of season 5. On the other hand, April and Ethan might give their failing relationship another chance. As of now, it is unclear what creators have in store for the main characters, but more time at Gaffney is definite.