‘Chicago P.D.’ kicked off season 7 with some main modifications. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with EP Rick Eid about what’s subsequent for Ruzek, whether or not an Upton and Halstead relationship shall be explored, and extra.
It feels so good to have Chicago P.D. again in our lives. The hit NBC drama got here again swinging with an epic and intense season 7 premiere. The episode revealed who actually killed Kelton — Brennan! — and Voight revealed that he despatched Antonio to rehab. HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with showrunner Rick Eid about what’s in retailer for Intelligence within the episodes to come back.
Now that Ruzek is out on bond however not again at work, it’s not going to be a “pretty picture” for him. Nonetheless, Rick teased that one thing will come up that may permit Ruzek to get again to the workforce. A new cop is coming to Intelligence and her identify is Vanessa Rojas, performed by Lisseth Chavez. Rick revealed that she’ll have an “interesting relationship” with Atwater this season. Plus, Rick gave Chicago P.D. followers some hints about what’s forward for Upstead and admitted there’s “hope” for Ruzek and Burgess.
We discovered who killed Kelton and there was this actually intense confrontation between Voight and Halstead. Is there going to be this pressure between them going ahead?
Rick Eid: I suppose it’ll be sophisticated going ahead. There’ll be pressure. I suppose they’ll attempt to get previous it. I suppose there’s at all times going to be some underlying pressure and battle between the 2 of them, no matter how a lot every respects the opposite.
Ruzek is now out on bond however he’s type of in limbo with not having the ability to return to work. What are you able to say about how that is going to impression him?
Rick Eid: Ruzek and not using a badge is just not a reasonably image, so I suppose he’s going to be slightly misplaced till he’s again on the job, if he’s again on the job.
What’s he going to be as much as?
Rick Eid: Not a lot. He’s off. I imply he’s a man who’s been charged with a criminal offense, so he’s going to should reply for that and he’s off responsibility and he’s going to be only a common man and not using a badge and a gun. However fortunately, I suppose one thing could current itself that permits him to get again to the workforce.
We received a glimpse of Paul Adelstein’s character. What are you able to say concerning the impression his character going to have on the workforce?
Rick Eid: He’s an attention-grabbing addition to the present. He’s the performing superintendent, hoping to develop into the full-time superintendent. He’ll have an attention-grabbing and sophisticated relationship with Voight they usually’re going to attempt to work collectively and assist one another to make Chicago a greater place to stay however typically issues don’t work out the best way you deliberate. I suppose he and Voight may have an attention-grabbing relationship that may really feel completely different and distinct from the connection he had final 12 months with John McGinley’s character.
One other particular person becoming a member of the crew is Lisseth Chavez, who’s enjoying a brand new character, Vanessa. What are you able to tease about her arrival and what we are able to anticipate from her?
Rick Eid: She’s nice and we meet her in an surprising means and he or she’s a street-smart, younger detective who’s making an attempt to slot in and develop into part of the household, and it may not be really easy.
What are we coping with this season in terms of Upton and Halstead? Are we headed in a romantic path? It will-they-or-won’t-they is killing me.
Rick Eid: Good! Then we’re doing our job! I suppose their relationship will proceed to develop and there’s undoubtedly a romantic undercurrent to their relationship, and whether or not it’s acted upon or not, you bought to maintain watching to see.
What about Burgess and Ruzek? Now that Ruzek and Upton will not be collectively, there’s hope once more.
Rick Eid: There’s hope! As soon as we get cooking into the season, their relationship will develop into very attention-grabbing. I’ll depart it at that.
What’s Atwater going to be as much as this season?
Rick Eid: He’s received a whole lot of cool stuff occurring. He’s a very attention-grabbing character. We love writing stuff for him. I suppose he’ll have an attention-grabbing relationship with Rojas. I suppose that’s one thing that’s attention-grabbing, and you already know he’s received a brother and sister in Texas that he’s type of the surrogate father for and I suppose his precise house life will develop into slightly extra attention-grabbing this 12 months as properly.