Who’s in and who’s out on Chicago Med for season 7

Chicago Med will return for season 7 with five of its incredibly talented original cast members.

According to Deadline S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, Nick Gehlfuss, and Brian Tee have all signed new contracts for season 7 & 8. Remaining original cast member Marlyne Barrett has one more year on her existing contract and also is set to return for season 7.

Emmy winner Merkerson plays Sharon Goodwin, the chief administrator of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. Platt plays Dr. Daniel Charles, chief of the psychiatry department. Gehlfuss plays Will Halstead, the Emergency Department’s supervising attending physician. Tee plays Dr. Ethan Choi, a former Navy flight surgeon who now is the Chief of Emergency Medicine. Barrett plays charge nurse Maggie Lockwood.


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NBC’s most-watched scripted series in Live+Same Day medical drama has just completed one year of a three-year renewal. Chicago Med is a part of the One Chicago franchise with Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire and a renewal for the trio is possible at the end of their current three year renewals.

The news of Nick Gehlfuss returning mildly spoils the season 6 finale cliffhanger which left us with Halstead fired by Goodwin after taking the blame for Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) stealing meds from Nick’s clinical trial to attempt to save her mother’s life. We were already aware that DeVitto was leaving the show, so it’s not too far of a stretch to assume Halstead would be keeping his job after all. 

The final scene showed Natalie approaching Goodwin, tell her the truth about who stole the medication. Whether or not he keeps his position, receives a demotion, or fights for his job for the entire season, remains to be seen, but fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing Halstead will remain a fixture of the show for at least two more years. 

S. Epatha Merkerson has appeared in 120 episodes of Chicago Med, 6 Episodes of Chicago Fire, and 7 episodes of Chicago P.D.. She has won an Emmy, an Indie Spirit Award, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for Lackawanna Blues. She also won two NAACP Image Awards for her long-running role on Law & Order. Merkerson, a Tony nominee for The Piano Lesson, and is repped by ICM Partners, manager Bob McGowan and Kraditor & Haber.

Oliver Platt has appeared in 120 episodes of Chicago Med, 7 episodes of Chicago Fire, and 9 episodes of Chicago P.D.. He is a four-time Emmy nominee for Nip/Tuck, Huff (twice) and The West Wing. He was also nominated for a SAG award for his work in the film Frost/Nixon and the TV miniseries The Bronx is Burning. He next will be seen in the film Emperor. Platt is repped by WME and Edelstein, Laird & Sobel.

Nick Gehlfuss, who has been in television since 2009, has appeared in 120 episodes of Chicago Med, 20 episodes of Chicago Fire, and 17 episodes of Chicago P.D.. He also appeared on yet another Chicago based TV show Shameless in 6 episodes. He recently joined the feature Butterfly in the Typewriter as Joel Fletcher, which is in pre-production and he is repped by UTA, MJ Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. 

Brian Tee has appeared in 120 episodes of Chicago Med, 7 episodes of Chicago Fire, and 9 episodes of Chicago P.D.. He can boast 5 various award nominations and his film credits include The Beautiful Ones, Unspoken: Diary of an Assassin, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Tee is repped by A3 Artists Agency, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Behr Abramson Levy. 

Marlyne Barrett has appeared in 120 episodes of Chicago Med, 10 episodes of Chicago Fire, and 5 episodes of Chicago P.D.. She won 3 out of 4 awards she earned nominations for her work in the 2017 short film Night Call.  She also appeared in After Everything and Quest: The Truth Always Rises. Marlyne Barrett is repped by Gallant Management and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

A premiere date for Chicago Med season 7 will be announced at a later date.


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