CPD is having a new chief! Television veteran Esai Morales is joining Chicago P.D. season 4 as Hank Voight’s new boss.
Morales will play Chief Lugo, a 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department who grew up and thrived in the “old style” of policing methods of the department. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chief Lugo will try to do his best to guide his people towards the new style of policing.
The NYPD Blue alum will debut his new role in the upcoming three-show crossover of NBC. The crossover of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Justice is set to kick off on March 1. The #OneChicago crossover will air back-to-back on the same night, from 8 to 11 P.M.
Morales will then appear in future episodes of Chicago P.D. season 4. The actor will join the other cast members of Dick Wolfs procedural drama including Jason Beghe (Voight), Elias Koteas (Alvin Olinsky), Sophia Bush (Erin Lindsay). Jesse Lee Soffer (Jay Halstead) and Patrick John Flueger (Adam Ruzek) also star in the show.
Morales appeared in several other TV series such as Criminal Minds, 24, Blue Bloods, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Caprica, and Magic City. He will also star in the upcoming Netflix series, Ozark, alongside Jason Bateman.
Meanwhile, the Chicago P.D. team is expected to reunite with Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) in the crossover. Seda recently exited the show to star in Chicago Justice. In season 4 episode 7, Antonio accepted a job at the State’s Attorney’s Office as lead investigator.
Chicago P.D. Season 4 Episode 13 Preview
The NBC series is back after a two-week hiatus. In this week’s episode, Jay will go undercover at a center for troubled young girls. His task is to find out what is going on at the treatment facility after a runaway from the center is found dead.
In a sneak peek for the episode, titled I Remember Now, Jay was seen comforting and reassuring a young teenage girl that he will protect her and she can trust him. The girl has some bruises and marks all over her neck. The detective will then learn about the conspiracy inside the center.
Meanwhile, Desk Sergeant Platt (Amy Morton) feels guilty that she doesn’t remember the victim that was brought into the District last year. Platt feels guilty not only for not remembering who she is but also for not helping her last year. Voight tries his best to ease Platt’s guilt.
Chicago P.D. season 4 airs Wednesdays at 10 P.M. on NBC.
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