UnREAL star Monica Barbaro has been tapped for a series regular role on NBC’s newest Chicago series Chicago Justice, TVWise has confirmed.
Chicago Justice follows the State’s Attorney’s dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city’s high stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law.
Per Deadline, who first reported the casting news, Barbaro will play a well-educated, whip-smart, quick-tongued and sharp-witted Assistant State’s Attorney. She can drink beers with the boys or take a night out at the opera. She is also not afraid to take risks and get her hands dirty in the pursuit of justice.
She is the first new addition to the cast of Chicago Justice after it was initally piloted as a planted-episode of Chicago PD last season. Philip Winchester leads the cast as Assistant State’s Attorney Peter Stone, who other returning cast members from the backdoor-pilot include Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka. Nazneen Contractor has exited the project and will not be reprising her role.
Chicago Justice is being produced by Dick Wolf’s production company Wolf Entertainment and NBC’s sister studio Universal Television. The executive producers are Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt and Arthur Forney. Michael Chernuchin recently boarded the series and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Chicago Justice is eyed for a midseason berth on NBC’s 2016-2017 schedule.