Dick Wolf, who has just signed a new contract with Universal Television, has secured the future of four of his series on NBC. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med will all return for three more seasons.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit continues to make history
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, already made history by becoming, with its 21st season, the longest running drama series in the history of American television and is sure to increase its advantage over its challengers even further. The spin-off from Law & Order, created by Dick Wolf, has been renewed for three more seasons by NBC. It will be on air, at least, until its 24th season.
The big question now is whether Mariska Hargitay, who plays Olivia Benson, will also be on the show. According to Deadline‘s information, the actress has not yet signed for these new seasons but remains an essential part of the series after having participated in every single episode. Besides, there is reason to be optimistic since Mariska Hargitay has made comments on Twitter about this renewal.
The One Chicago franchise remains attractive
Could it be otherwise? The One Chicago franchise, ranked as one of the most watched dramas on television and attracting an average of 11 million viewers, will return for three more seasons. Chicago Fire will reach eleven seasons, Chicago P.D. ten, and Chicago Med eight.
As a result of this massive renewal, the One Chicago franchise will have to negotiate new contracts with the actors and actresses involved in all three series in order to ensure the presence of the fans’ favorite characters over the next few seasons.