Part of the Dick Wolf city of Chicago-based stable, Chicago P.D. is in it’s fifth season. It is impressive in today’s high quality of television choices when a series manages to earn a loyal fan base and keep good numbers over many seasons.
Fans like the cop drama because of its straight forward nature. There is nothing fancy going on here. You get a team of detectives with different personalities who band together under the leadership of the gruff (to say the least) Sgt. Hank Voight (played by Jason Beghe) as the Chicago P.D. Intelligence Unit operating out of District 21 of the rough and tumble windy city. They take on all the tough cases like one involving a cop killer, serial murderer of sex offenders and possible terrorism.
Besides the cases you get to know a little bit about each member of the team’s personal life. After they call off their engagement Adam Ruzek (played by Patrick John Flueger) and Kim Burgess (played by Marina Squerciati) have to learn how to work together. Jay Halstead (played by Jesse Lee Soffer) and Erin Lindsay (played by Sophia Bush) go through the ups and downs of their relationship while being partners at work. Both Voight and Alvin Olinsky (played by Elias Koteas) have to work through personal losses. Antonio Dawson (played by Jon Seda) decides on his future with the Unit. Kevin Atwater (played by LaRoyce Hawkins) has to deal with his young brother and gangs. Finally, Trudy Platt (played by Amy Morton) undergoes a health scare and the death of her father.