Chicago P.D  Season 12: A Fresh Start with New Faces

After a turbulent Season 11, Jason Beghe, the  actor behind Hank Voight in “Chicago P.D,” is vocal about his desire for fresh faces to join the series in Season 12. In a recent interview with ScreenRant while promoting his upcoming film “Reverse the Curse,” Beghe expressed optimism about potential new additions to the series. “I’m hoping, I’ve been talking to the writers, and I think that would be nice. But I can’t guarantee anything at this point. But yes, we do need some people,” Beghe said.

The statement resonates deeply within the fandom. The departure of key characters like Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos)  left a significant void in the narrative of the show. While the series has admirably centered around Hank Voight’s compelling personality and the stable relationship of Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger), the absence of Halstead and Upton has made fans feel sad.

Halstead’s exit in Season 10 to collaborate with the Army against a Bolivian drug cartel marked a turning point for the team, leaving Upton grappling with his absence both professionally and personally. Her departure during the Season 11 finale, driven by emotional turmoil and a need for change, showed clear the need for new dynamics within the Intelligence Unit.

Enter Josephine “Jo” Petrovic (Bojana Novakovic), a no-nonsense addition to the team introduced during a critical case involving a serial ki*ler. Hailey Upton’s interaction with Jo not only forged a new friendship but also highlighted Jo’s personal struggles with add*ction, adding layers of depth to the evolving dynamics within the unit.

As “Chicago P.D.” gears up for its twelfth season, the introduction of characters like Jo Petrovic offers a ray of hope for fans eager to see the ensemble cast perk up. The show’s ability to navigate themes of loss and adaptation amidst the challenges of law enforcement continues to resonate with viewers, promising an intriguing narrative trajectory in the seasons to come.

In the ever-evolving landscape of “Chicago P.D.,” the arrival of new faces brings anticipation and excitement, setting the stage for compelling storytelling and character development in Season 12 and beyond.