After the success of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, the Chicago franchise has added a new series to its fold. Chicago Med premieres on 17 November at 10pm EST on NBC Network.
Episode 1 of the third series is titled, Derailed, where the emergency department will be stretched to its limits, after an elevated train crash would bring Chicago to its knees.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
The emergency department's grand opening is interrupted by an onslaught of crash victims, pushing hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) and her staff to their limits as they frantically work to triage and treat patients. It's all hands on deck as newly hired trauma surgeon Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell), pregnant pediatrics specialist Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto), third-year resident Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss), military-trained Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee), nurse April Sexton (Yaya Dacosta) and head of psychiatry Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) must pull together to save lives. Rounding out the team is medical student Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo), who quickly learns some of the hard lessons that come with life in the Emergency Department.
Executive producer Danielle Gelber spoke about the new series in an interview with TVLine. She said, "We want to [be] much more in the ER and St. Elsewhere model than Grey's Anatomy. It's not going to be a pure soap by any stretch of the imagination, but there will be a lot of character storylines and emotional entanglements. We want to be telling cutting-edge stories about ethical conundrums and the state of medicine and health care in America today."
"Code Black is much more about a day in the life of pure crisis. That's not going to be what we do," the executive producer said and added, "There's going to be more time lapse in our episodes, as well."