Gritty drama is what producer extraordinaire Dick Wolf (the man behind all the Law & Orders) has built his very successful career on. Law & Order (and all its incarnations) was followed by Chicago Fire about the lives of firemen in that city. Chicago Fire has given birth to Chicago P.D.
It follows the work and lives of a special division of the Chicago P.D., Intelligence. Intelligence is led by the shady but loyal Sergeant Hank Voight (played by Jason Beghe) and made up of former military man Jay Halstead (played by Jesse Lee Soffer), former vice cop Al Olinsky (played by Elias Koteas), a girl he rescued from life on the streets, Erin Lindsay (played by Sophia Bush), Antonio Dawson (played by Jon Seda), Adam Ruzek (played by Patrick John Fleuger), and the team’s latest member Kevin Atwater (played by Laroyce Hawkins). Time and again they are helped by beat cops, Kim Burgess (played by Marina Squerciati) and her new partner Sean Roman (played by Brian Geraghty).
Intelligence takes on the biggest cases going head to head against crime lords, drug dealers, terrorists, serial killers and high profile murder cases. Working on such tough and dangerous cases takes its toll on all the members of the team. They try to keep their emotions in check while using the eyes in the back of their heads to stay alive.
Like every new Dick Wolf series I was a little skeptical at the beginning thinking that he cannot keep bringing quality television to viewers. It only took a few episodes to be convinced that this was worth my time. A cool aspect is that Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire and Law & Order: SVU have done some crossover episodes interweaving all the characters.
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