NBC has ordered 2 additional episodes of midseason drama Chicago P.D., TVWise has confirmed. The additional episode order brings the total number of episodes ordered for the show’s first season to 15.
A spin-off of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. was created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, follows the daily lives of the brave officers of the Chicago Police Department. The drama is produced by Universal Television & Wolf Films and stars Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati, LaRoyce Hawkins, Archie Kao and Elias Koteas.
NBC’s decision to order 2 additional episodes, itself a rare move for a midseason series, comes after the Chicago Fire spin-off has enjoyed two successive weeks of ratings growth. Season-to-date the first season of Chicago P.D. has been averaging an audience of 6.8 million viewers and a 1.7 rating in the key Adults 18-49 demo in its Wednesday night 10pm time-slot.