Chicago Justice Series Preview Premiere - Wednesday, March 1st at 10pm ET/9pm CT Series Premiere - Sunday, March 5th at 9pm ET/8pm CT ABOUT THE SHOW 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. Son of renowned New York City District Attorney Ben Stone (from Law & Order), 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 newcomer, 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 who 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. In addition to Wolf, executive producers include Michael S. Chernuchin, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski. Chicago Justice is produced by Wolf Films in association with Universal Television. CAST Assistant State's Attorney Peter Stone--his father is Benjamin Stone, an assistant district attorney on the first four seasons of Law & Order. Played by Philip Winchester State's Attorney Mark Jefferies Played by Carl Weathers Assistant State's Attorney Anna Valdez Played by Monica Barbaro Chief Investigator Antonio Dawson--a former Chicago Police Department detective. Seda was previously a series regular on Chicago P.D. Played by Jon Seda Investigator Laura Nagel Played by Joelle Carter Chicago Justice is an upcoming American legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf as a spin-off from Chicago P.D. It is set to be the fourth series in the Chicago media franchise. On May 12, 2016, a day after the backdoor pilot aired on Chicago P.D., NBC gave the show a series order. The series will have a special preview on March 1, 2017, concluding a crossover with Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. It will then air in its regularly scheduled time slot beginning on March 5, 2017. Plot Chicago Justice follows the State's Attorney's team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate their way through Chicago area politics, the legal arena, and media coverage while pursuing justice. Production Rumored to be in development on January 13, 2016, as a spinoff from Chicago P.D., the show was confirmed on January 21 under the working title Chicago Law during the 2016 Television Critics Association winter press tour. By the time of March 11, the title was changed to Chicago Justice. Filming began on March 28 for the backdoor pilot that aired on May 11 as the twenty-first episode of the third season of Chicago P.D. The pilot is partially based on historical events and finds its inception from a true story. The series was greenlighted by NBC for the show's pilot episode on May 12, 2016. Casting Philip Winchester was the first to be cast on February 19, 2016, as Peter Stone, the prosecutor who put Voight in prison years ago. Nazneen Contractor joined the series on March 11, 2016, and Joelle Carter on March 14, 2016. Rocky alum Carl Weathers joined the cast on March 19 as Cook County State's Attorney Mark Jefferies, while Ryan-James Hatanaka was added to the cast on March 24. Lorraine Toussaint reprised her role in the pilot as defense attorney Shambala Green, who appeared in seven episodes of Law & Order. Contractor exited the show on July 7, 2016, to join the cast of CBS police procedural drama Ransom. On August 25, 2016, Monica Barbaro was added to the cast. On September 28, it was reported that Jon Seda's character Antonio Dawson would move from P.D. to Justice, where Antonio will become an investigator for the State's Attorney's office. With this move, Hatanaka departed the series. Richard Brooks will reprise his Law & Order role of Paul Robinette in the episode "Uncertainty Principle".