“Chicago” Franchise and “Law & Order:SVU” To Have Crossovers; Torrey De Vitto Joins “Chicago Med”
When it comes to creating shows that create possible spin-offs and legacies that are still remembered until this day, show creator Dick Wolf, who created the “Law & Order” franchise which the currently long running “Law & Order: SVU” hails from, and who created the entire “Chicago” trilogy franchise, is one name that pops into everyone’s minds. Aside from this, the show creator has created vehicles for multi-episode story arcs in which not only the characters of these shows cross paths, but amazing crossovers which involve all of the shows at the same time. With the new television season up ahead, and with a new series under the wing of the “Chicago” franchise, it seems as if Wolf is far from done from these as it was recently learned that last season wasn’t the last time that the characters of “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago PD” and “Law & Order: SVU” would hear from each other. Read on to learn more about what Wolf’s next plans are for his “Chicago” trilogy franchise, and for “Law & Order: SVU.”
When it comes to episode and show crossovers, Dick Wolf’s “Law & Order: SVU” and the “Chicago” shows, are no stranger to pulling off crossovers. In fact, aside from a story arc that encompassed both “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” and another , the previous television season saw around two epic crossovers which encompassed the “Chicago” shows and “Law & Order: SVU.” These special episodes were all well received, based on the high amount of ratings that were generated for these big events.
Because of this, fans of the legendary show creator will be pleased to learn that it has been reported by The Wrap and The Hollywood Reporter, that there will be around three crossovers involving the three shows mentioned, and the newest “Chicago” series, “Chicago Med”, which includes a “jumbo crossover.” It will involve all four shows. This, according to the reports, will air sometime in February.
It is interesting to note that what makes these crossovers doable is the fact that they all share the same universe. As “Chicago Med’s” Oliver Platt puts it, according to The Hollywood Reporter, all of the shows exist in what Platt calls “an active matrix.” It gives a shared “sense of community” and continuity among the three shows.
TV Line has reported that “Chicago Med”, which will begin airing in November, has just welcomed another addition to the cast in the form of “Pretty Little Liars’” Torrey Devitto. She will be portraying Emergency Room Pediatrician Dr. Lilly Manning, who is pregnant with her first child.
Are you looking forward to more “Chicago” franchise and “Law & Order: SVU” crossovers? What do you think the storylines will be? Who among the characters would you like to see cross paths with each other? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
And that was all for the updates and spoilers on the crossovers that will happen between the “Chicago” shows and “Law & Order:SVU,” and the update on the addition of Torrey Devitto to the cast of “Chicago Med.” For more news, updates and spoilers on any of Dick Wolf’s shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).