Chicagoans will spend days digging themselves out of what many are calling the blizzard of a lifetime. But despite the deep freeze that has paralyzed the Windy City on Wednesday, a hot new Fox drama set in Chicago is gearing up to generate no shortage of heat on your television beginning next Monday, February 7th.
Already drawing comparisons to other classic crime dramas like NYPD Blue and CSI, The Chicago Code is poised to tap a raw nerve, particularly with regard to the program’s setting in a region known for a deep history of political corruption.
The political environment in Chicago, dating back to the 1910s and 1920s, enabled organized crime to flourish to the point where many Chicago policemen earned more money from pay-offs than from the City. Over time, however, the police and authorities in Chicago grew “cleaner” while the elected officials began carrying the mantle of public deception and crime in high places.
With real life closely mirroring the small screen dramatics of the new Fox series, Jennifer Beals is making her much hyped return to television in The Chicago Code to lead the battle against crime and corruption on the means streets of the “City with Big Shoulders”
The Chicago Code is a compelling new police drama from critically acclaimed creator Shawn Ryan (The Shield) that follows the Windy City’s most powerful and respected cops as they navigate the city’s underbelly to fight crime and expose corruption within Chicago’s notorious political machine.
Set and shot on location in Chicago, The Chicago Code is billed as a fast-paced series centered on Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke), a local legend and a larger-than-life veteran of the Chicago Police Department who wields considerable power thanks to his relationship with Teresa Colvin (Jennifer Beals), his ex-partner and the city’s first female superintendent, now in charge of a 10,000-member police force.
While Teresa diplomatically governs amidst the complicated landscape of Chicago politics, Jarek works the streets on a crusade to clean up corruption and crime and avenge his brother’s murder. Along the way, they will stop at nothing to bring down their powerful adversaries, including Alderman Ronin Gibbons (Delroy Lindo), a building-magnate-turned-politician who has ruled his ward with a velvet glove for over two decades.
To see what all the hype is about, check out The Chicago Code, which premieres Monday, February 7th at 9:00 p.m. EST on Fox.