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    Chicago Justice
    Series Preview Premiere - Wednesday, March 1st at 10pm ET/9pm CT
    Series Premiere - Sunday, March 5th at 9pm ET/8pm CT

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    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".
     
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    January 18, 2017
    NBC TO PREVIEW "CHICAGO JUSTICE" ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 AT 10 P.M.

    Justice Preview Anchors the Night's All-Chicago Lineup as Fire and P.D. Crossover Leads Seamlessly Into Justice


    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 18, 2017 – NBC will offer audiences a preview of Chicago Justice, the newest installment of superproducer Dick Wolf's highly successful Chicago franchise, on Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

    The preview will immediately follow a Crossover event between Chicago Fire at 8 p.m. and Chicago P.D. at 9 p.m. that is set to introduce a storyline which seamlessly flows into Chicago Justice.

    The premiere of Chicago Justice will air in its normal 9 p.m. Sunday timeslot beginning March 5.

    "CHICAGO JUSTICE"
    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 Assistant State's Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. Relentless in his quest for justice, it's more than a job for Stone, 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 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.

    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.
     
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    Chicago Justice
    "FAKE"
    03/01/2017 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Wednesday)

    THE PRIME ARSON SUSPECT IN A DEADLY WAREHOUSE FIRE GIVES STONE AND VALDEZ A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY AS HIS HIGH POWERED ATTORNEY TRIES EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK TO GET HIM ACQUITTED.

    Firehouse 51 responded to a horrific warehouse fire that killed 39 people. This led the Chicago P.D. on a manhunt for the suspect. Now with someone in custody for both arson and multiple murders, it is up to Peter Stone (Philip Winchester) and his team, including lead investigator Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda, formerly of Chicago P.D.) to step in to bring some peace and resolution to so many families and friends of those lost - including one very close to home. When the team comes face to face with a hotshot attorney (guest star Bradley Whitford), they find themselves up against a dicey confession, incriminating evidence, and a questionable motive. Starring Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring Elias Koteas, Jason Beghe, Taylor Kinney and Esai Morales.

    FYI: this episode will repeat on Saturday, March 4th at the same time.
     
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    Chicago Justice
    "UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE"
    03/05/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    CPD'S KEVIN ATWATER IS CHARGED WITH MURDER.

    Stone (Philip Winchester) and the State's Attorney team investigates the chain of events following the arrest and death of a young man, ultimately seeking charges against Police, Fire Department and Medical personnel, only to have a recalcitrant Grand Jury indict a single individual: Officer Kevin Atwater (guest star LaRoyce Hawkins). Paul Robinette (guest star Richard Brooks reprising his Law & Order role) defends Atwater. Also starring Jon Seda, Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring Jason Beghe, Marina Squerciati and Amy Morton.
     
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    "SEE SOMETHING"
    03/07/2017 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday)

    WHEN A MUSLIM STUDENT IS MURDERED, THE QUESTION BECOMES IS HE A VICTIM OR TERRORIST.

    When a Muslim grad student is brutally murdered, Stone (Philip Winchester) and the team arrest his friend, another Muslim student, who claims he committed murder to prevent a terrorist attack. The jury must decide whether he's a killer or a hero. Also starring Jon Seda, Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring Jason Beghe and David Eigenberg.
     
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    "JUDGE NOT"
    03/12/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    A PROMINENT JUDGE IS KILLED AFTER HAVING DRINKS WITH VALDEZ.

    When a prominent judge (guest star Douglas Sills) is shot and killed while leaving a bar with Valdez (Monica Barbaro), her integrity is called into question and Stone (Philip Winchester) prohibits her from working the case. But the team learns the judge's death is connected to a trial where he handed down a lenient sentence to a college rapist. Also starring Jon Seda, Carl Weathers and Joelle Carter. Guest starring Oliver Platt, Jack McGee, Kathleen McNenny, Lizzy DeClement, and Tijuana Ricks.
     
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    Chicago Justice
    "FRIENDLY FIRE"
    03/19/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    A NAVY VET IS MURDERED WHEN HE PLANS ON EXPOSING MILITARY SECRETS.

    When a man is found stabbed to death in his home, Nagel (Joelle Carter) and Antonio (Jon Seda) discover he was an ex-Navy SEAL who was writing a book that exposed the truth about a top-secret mission. Stone (Philip Winchester) becomes convinced that the SEAL was killed to suppress the real story of what actually happened on the failed mission. But the US Department of Justice steps in and insists that this strong evidence of motive is classified, thereby jeopardizing Stone's case. When Stone defies Jefferies (Carl Weathers) and uses the secret evidence, will it cost him his job? Also starring Monica Barbaro. Guest starring Matthew C. Yee, Lindsey Pearlman and Eleni Pappageorge.
     
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    "DEAD MEAT"
    03/26/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    THE MURDER OF A CPD OFFICER LEADS BACK TO THE DEFENDANT IN A CASE THAT STONE LOST.

    30 miles outside of Chicago, the cancer riddled body of Chicago PD Officer Tim Cody is found dead in a bathtub. An apparent suicide. But when Antonio (Jon Seda) and Nagel (Joelle Carter) arrive on scene they quickly determine his death was murder. The trail leads to an old nemesis of Stone (Philip Winchester) and he has to make new law to put him away. Also starring Carl Weathers and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring David Eigenberg, Michael Rispoli and Sofia Milos.
     
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    "DOUBLE HELIX"
    04/02/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    A PREGNANT WOMAN IS MURDERED AND HER UNBORN BABY IS TAKEN BY A WOMAN WHO WAS DESPARATE TO HAVE A BABY OF HER OWN.

    When a pregnant woman is found murdered and her baby cut out of her, the State's Attorney's Investigators race to find the baby and the killer. The case is complicated when it's revealed that the killer's DNA matches that of her father: a convicted serial killer already in prison. Both killers then attempt to use the DNA evidence as their ticket to freedom. Starring Philip Winchester, Jon Seda, Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring Oliver Platt, David Eigenberg, William Forsythe, Paula Jon DeRose and Ron E. Rains.
     
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    "LILY'S LAW"
    04/09/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    A MAN WHO PSYCHOLOGICALLY ABUSES HIS EX IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER SHE COMMITS SUICIDE.

    When a female juror on Stone's (Philip Winchester) case against a gangbanger winds up dead, the team believes she was murdered because of her guilty vote. They later learn that she committed suicide - driven to it by the cyber harassment of her former boyfriend. Stone goes after him for murder. Also starring Jon Seda, Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring Matthew C. Yee, Caroline Zavislak and Jordan Belfi.
     
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    "COMMA"
    04/16/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    WHEN A COLLEGE CO-ED IS KILLED IN AN ESCAPE ROOM, A NOTORIOUS CLASSMATE IS SUSPECTED OF THE MURDER.

    When Abigail Chapman (guest star Cathryn Dylan) returns from Spain after being acquitted for murdering her boyfriend while studying abroad, she finds herself the prime suspect in another murder case involving a young college student. During the trial of the real killer, the Second Amendment is put to the test. Starring Philip Winchester, Jon Seda, Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring Anna Friedman, Richard Masur and Chris Payne Gilbert.
     
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    Chicago Justice
    "DRILL"
    04/23/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    THE TRIAL OF A GANG MEMBER WHO KILLED AN INNOCENT GIRL TAKES A TURN WHEN THE MURDER WEAPON TURNS UP AT A GUN BUYBACK. STONE'S INGENUITY LEADS TO A SOCIAL MEDIA BLACKOUT ON GANG TURF.

    After an innocent girl is killed in a gang-related shooting that was instigated on social media, Stone's obsession for justice endangers the family of a cooperating witness. To salvage his crumbling case, Stone must go head-to-head in the courtroom against both the social media providers who inadvertently fueled the gang war and a cocky young man who may have pulled the trigger. Also starring Jon Seda, Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring LaRoyce Hawkins, Leopold Manswell and Chike Johnson.
     
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    "AQD"
    04/30/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    WHEN A FAKE KIDNAPPING ENDS IN AN ALDERMAN'S DEATH, THE ASA MUST DECIDE WHO TO CHARGE FOR THE MURDER.

    When an anti-environmentalist Alderman is killed during a vicious hit-and-run, Antonio (Jon Seda) and Nagel (Joelle Carter) go all out to track down the driver. But instead of this being an organized hit to save the environment, it turns out the driver is a frantic mother desperate to save her kidnapped daughter. When Valdez (Monica Barbaro) discovers the mother was victim of a scam, the legal question becomes complicated: who is responsible for the Alderman's death? The mother trying to save her daughter? Or the perpetrators of the scam? Also starring Philip Winchester and Carl Weathers. Guest starring Kara Killmer, Kate MacCluggage and Josh Cooke.
     
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    "FOOL ME TWICE"
    05/07/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    TWO NARCOTICS DETECTIVES WORK AS HITMEN FOR A GANGLEADER. ONE OF THEIR HITS IS AN OLD FRIEND OF NAGEL'S.

    After a man is shot multiple times and left for dead, and a kilo of diluted heroin is found in his car, Antonio (Jon Seda) discovers other similar cases where murder victims were found with the same type of adulterated drugs. Ultimately, the narcotics detectives involved in the case-one a decorated hero-appear to be the common thread. Meanwhile, Stone (Philip Winchester) is hesitant to let Nagel (Joelle Carter) be involved in the case, as she has a close connection to the victim. Also starring Carl Weathers and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring Gary Basaraba, Dylan Walsh and Tim Kang.
     
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    "TYCOON"
    05/14/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday)

    WHEN THE SON-IN-LAW OF THE CITY'S BIGGEST DEVELOPER IS KILLED IN A DEVASTATING MID-TOWN CRANE COLLAPSE, WHAT APPEARS TO BE A SIMPLE, TRAGIC ACCIDENT LEADS TO THE REALIZATION THAT THIS WAS AN INTENTIONAL ACT, PITTING STONE AGAINST POWERFUL FORCES WHO ARE ACCUSTOMED TO WINNING AT ALL COSTS.

    A crane collapses at a construction site and kills the son-in-law of wealthy real estate developer, Frank Linden (guest star Richard Schiff). Nagel (Joelle Carter) and Antonio (Jon Seda), with the help of CFD Chief Boden (guest star Eamonn Walker) discover that the collapse wasn't actually an accident. The team digs into Linden, who has made many enemies, more dangerous friends, and is accustomed to using his money to get his way. Also starring Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers and Monica Barbaro. Guest starring Sophia Bush.
     

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