Chicago Med has arrived

18 November 2015
Chicago Fire spin-off is making its debut on South African screens
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Fans of the Chicago drama franchise are in for a treat: After Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, second spin-off Chicago Med arrives on our screens on 19 November (Express) and 24 November (prime time).

The brand new medical drama follows the lives and loves of the doctors and nurses at Chicago Med hospital in the Windy City. It features a stellar cast, including Colin Donnell (Arrow), Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless), Oliver Platt (The Big C), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Torrey DeVitto (The Vampire Diaries), Brian Tee (Jurassic World) and Rachel DiPillo (Jane the Virgin).

The characters cover a wide variety of medical disciplines – Drs Connor Rhodes (Donnell) and Will Halstead (Gehlfuss) work in trauma, Dr Daniel Charles (Platt) is Chief of Psychiatry, and Dr Natalie Manning (DeVitto), who is in her third trimester of pregnancy, specialises in emergency paediatric medicine.

Sharon Goodwin (Merkerson) has to deal with the incredible pressure of running Chicago’s largest hospital, while Dr Ethan Choi (Tee) has a Navy background, having served as a flight surgeon in the armed forces, and now takes a particular interest in infectious diseases.

The focus of the show is on the city’s newest state-of the art trauma centre, which is where Rhodes and Halstead come in. Rhodes is the newest addition to Chicago Med’s staff, while Halstead has an Ivy League education and spent a decade working in New York before returning to his hometown. He is also the brother of Chicago PD’s Detective Jay Halstead (Jess Lee Soffer). Familiar characters from Chicago Fire and Chicago PD will make their appearance throughout the show.

Catch Chicago Med Express from the US every Thursday morning at 01:00 on M-Net, and in prime time Tuesdays at 19:30. M-Net City viewers will be able to watch the first episode simulcast in prime time on 24 November at 19:30.