In another unusual license for Netflix in the US, they will pick up several seasons of Dick Wolf’s NBC series Chicago Med. Although we don’t know exactly how many seasons there will be on Netlfix, Chicago Med will be streamed from July 22, 2021.
The NBC series, which is a spin-off of some of the network’s other Chicago-based procedural programs, arrives on Netflix tomorrow but wasn’t originally mentioned for release on Netflix on the July 2021 release calendar.
On the air since 2015, Chicago Med follows a highly skilled medical team in the busy city. So far, 119 episodes have been released in six seasons, with a seventh scheduled to air in September 2021.
It is part of NBC’s massive line-up of Dick Wolf shows, considered one of the most prolific producers in US entertainment.
Wolf reaffirmed his commitment to Universal in early 2020 and also committed to it Produced at least six shows for Peacock. One of Peacock’s main showpieces when it launched in 2020 was the huge Dick Wolf collection available under one roof. Dick Wolf’s deal with Universal is expected to last until 2025.
It is the first time in several years that a Dick Wolf-produced show has appeared on Netflix. Law & Order: Special unit for victims was the producer’s last show on Netflix, however left in early 2019.
In the past few weeks, Netflix has acquired a number of NBCUniversal content on both television and in the upcoming films. On the TV side, Netflix has recorded Manifest (a Warner Brothers TV show, but the point is made) and will be seeing it soon Friday night lights and 30 rocks also return to service.
Adding Chicago Med to Netflix will be of great benefit to the streaming service. Nielsen’s Top 10 numbers classify procedures consistently, such as NCIS, Criminal thoughts, Grey’s Anatomy, and other than some of the most watched content on Netflix.
This, of course, will make many wonder if there are other Chicago shows, or indeed other titles from the Dick Wolf library (such as FBI or Law & Order Return) could come to Netflix in the future. Of course, it would make sense now for the other Chicago spin-off shows to come to Netflix as well, including Chicago Fire and Chicago PD
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