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Chicago Med Season 5: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

Updated September 13, 2019
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‘Chicago Med’ is an American medical drama that airs on the NBC and first premiered on November 17, 2015. The show has been created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The former is best known for his ‘Law & Order‘ franchise. ‘Chicago Med’ specifically is the third installment in Wolf’s new brainchild, that is, the ‘Chicago’ franchise.

The franchise, itself, is focused on various public services in Chicago, Illinois. Thus we have shows about firefighters, cops, legal professionals and medical professionals, who are all dedicated to serving the city of Chicago. Some of the other shows in the franchise include ‘Chicago P.D.‘, ‘Chicago Fire‘, and ‘Chicago Justice‘. Notably, there is one unifying theme throughout the franchise, and that is a small bar called Molly’s that is frequented by characters from all the four shows. The shows all try to end most of their episodes at the bar since it is a great note to end the episode in a manner that somewhat connects it to the other shows. There have also been some crossover episodes, so fans of the franchise are immersed more than even in this universe Wolf has woven.

A professional life in the hospital is very chaotic as you never know when you get a call for an emergency. ‘Chicago Med’ tries to keep that surprise going for the viewers by featuring the newest type of emergencies and cases. We see the highly skilled medical team trying to save lives while they also have to manage their interpersonal relationships. If you like shows like these, we also recommend that you check out ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ and ‘Code Black‘, which not only shows the drama and the medical aspects involved but also addresses the issue of how bureaucracy can sometimes get in the way of the medical profession.

Chicago Med Cast: Who is in it?

The cast of Chicago Med is led by Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, who is former plastic surgeon. Halstead is the younger brother of Detective Jay Halstead of ‘Chicago P.D.’. Yaya DaCosta plays the role of April Sexton, who is an ED nurse in the hospital. Torrey DeVitto plays the role of Dr. Natalie Manning, a pediatrician doing a fellowship in emergency medicine.

Other stars like Rachel DiPillo appears as Dr. Sarah Reese, a fourth-year medical student, who actually wants to be a pathologist; Colin Donnell as Dr. Connor Rhodes who plays the role of a cardio-thoracic fellow but changes his specialty in the second season. Brian Tee appears as Dr. Ethan Choi, an emergency room chief resident whose specialty is treating infectious diseases, and S Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin who plays the role of Chief of service at Gaffney Chicago Medical Centre. Oliver Platt appears as Dr. Daniel Charles, the chief of the psychiatry department. Marlyne Barrett is seen as Maggie Lockwood, the nurse in charge who is seldom afraid to speak her mind. Norma Kuhling appears as Dr. Ava Bekker, who is a South African trauma surgeon.

All the main cast members are expected to return for season 5, except Kuhling and Donnell, who are exiting their roles. The former addressed this, saying, “Thank you ‘Chicago Med’ for two amazing years. Really going to miss this family, but feeling nothing but gratitude. A huge thank you to NBC and Dick Wolf for bringing me on board, to the best cast and crew imaginable, and, finally, to the fans for making these shows what they are. Can’t wait to cheer #OneChicago on in its future seasons with you!” The latter also spoke, saying, “Sorry to say that this is true. I love my #ChicagoMed #OneChicago family dearly. And a special thank you to all the fans that have made these last four seasons so amazing. It’s been an honor to be a part of such a great trio of shows and in the [Dick Wolf] family. I know that there’s great things coming for Season 5 and I can’t wait to see what they are along with all you fans.”

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Chicago Med Plot: What is it about?

‘Chicago Med’ revolves around the busy and hectic lives of doctors and nurses working at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. It’s all about emergency cases and how officials at the hospital strive hard and fast to save the lives of the patients. Every new episode comes with a new emergency within the premises of the hospital. The best thing is that this show works in conjugation with ‘Chicago P.D.’ and ‘Chicago Fire’ and mixes up the stories of the miss-happenings in these three shows. Most of their plots are interlinked and get the attention of the viewers accordingly.

Season 5 is expected to continue the focus on Charles and people at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.

Chicago Med Season 5 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Chicago Med’ Season 4 premiered on September 26, 2018. As far as the next season goes, we have good news for the fans. On February 26, 2019, NBC renewed the show for another season.  ‘Chicago Med’ Season 5 is all set to release on September 25, 2019. Don’t forget to mark your calendars.

Chicago Med Trailer:

While we wait for ‘Chicago Med’ Season 5, check out the season 4 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to NBC to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.

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