Chicago P.D. is exploring a well timed material with its latest addition: Nicole Ari Parker (Empire) will recur throughout Season 8 of the NBC drama as Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller, TVLine has confirmed.
Originally from Atlanta, the deputy superintendent is “a progressive, ardent proponent of police reform,” per the official character description. “She needs to assist Voight and Intelligence adapt to the brand new actuality, however is not going to tolerate breaches of the brand new police tips and protocols.” The character will make her debut within the season premiere.
Parker’s casting comes after the information that Lisseth Chavez, who performed rookie Intelligence officer Vanessa Rojas, is not going to return for Season 8. (The actress has landed a brand new full-time gig on The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow.) Elsewhere on the earth of #OneChicago,Fire‘s Daniel Kyri (aka firefighter Ritter) was promoted to sequence regularfor Season 9, whereas his co-star Annie Ilonzeh (paramedic Emily Foster)is not going to be again.
In addition to her most up-to-date position on Empire, Parker can be identified for her five-season run on Showtime’s Soul Food. Her different TV credit embrace Time After Time, Rosewood, Murder within the First and Revolution.
P.D.‘s seventh season was lower quick by the coronavirus pandemic, with Episode 20 serving because the unintentional finale. The show is slated to return for Season 8 on Wednesday, Nov. 11, as soon as once more airing at 10/9c on NBC after Chicago MedandChicago Fire.
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