Universal Channel Sets March UK Premiere Date For Chicago Justice
UK’s Universal Channel will be airing Chicago Justice from the 30th March 2017 it has been announced.
This is the 4th show in the Dick Wolf franchise which started with Chicago Fire, followed by Chicago P.D., then Chicago Med.
The show centres around prosecutor Peter Stone (Philip Winchester – Strike Back), 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 – Arrested Development, Tour of Duty), 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 – UnREAL), a passionate newcomer, who’s more flexible and willing to bend the rules to get the right result; Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter – Scandal, Justified), a tough-as-nails State’s Attorney Investigator who sees each case through the eyes of the victim; and Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda – moved across from Chicago P.D.), a level-headed and by-the-book detective turned Chief Investigator.
For British fans, the biggest frustration is that the 4 shows tend to run crossovers, which is great when they’re all on one network, as they are in the US. However, in the UK, Universal Channel has Chicago Med, Sky Living has Chicago Fire, and 5USA has Chicago PD, meaning none of the crossovers ever have a chance of syncing up. At least in this case, Universal have no excuse for not making sure Med and Justice work together.
You can catch Chicago Justice when it arrives on Universal Channel from the 30th March 2017 (exact time TBC).