Gaffney Chicago Med school season 8 is back at work with its premiere! After the end of season 7, fans were highly anticipating season 8 to find some unanswered questions like what happened to Will and Dylan after a fire threatened their lives and how Charles will learn to cope with the decision to end his relationship with the therapist. Luckily, Dick Wolf was all prepared to answer them in the new season, which has already started airing. This third installment of Wolf Entertainment’s Chicago Franchise started on NBS on November 17, 2015, and follows the emergency department (E.D.) doctors and nurses of the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.
Created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead, the show is developed by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. The show has a long list of executive producers, which include Dick Wolf, Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Michael Waxman, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Danielle Gelber, Arthur W. Forney, and Peter Jankowski, and is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television.
Chicago Med School Season 8 Release Date
On February 27, 2020, NBC renewed the series for a sixth, seventh, and eighth season. The sixth season premiered on November 11, 2020. The seventh season premiered on September 22, 2021.
The eighth season of ‘Chicago Med School’ premiered on September 21, 2022. Every episode will premiere weekly on Wednesdays.
Chicago Med School Season 8 Cast
The season 7 finale revealed certain changes coming to the Med Staff. NBC posted a list of current ‘Chicago Med School’ cast members that did indeed return for season 8:
• Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles
• S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin
• Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead
• Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi
• Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood
• Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel
• Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott (left the show after the season 8 premiere)
• Kristen Hager as Dr. Stevie Hammer
• Steven Weber as Dr. Dean Archer
• Sarah Rafferty as Dr. Pamela Blake (left the show after the season 8 premiere)
• Jessy Schram as Dr. Hannah Asher
• Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton (returned to the show in the season premiere)
‘Variety’ reported that Guy Lockard and Sarah Rafferty exited the show in the season premiere, though their stories remain open if they want to return later. Yaya DaCosta returns as April Sexton.
Chicago Med School Season 8 Plot
After the shocking cliffhanger that the season 7 finale left, fans have huge expectations from the new season. In the finale, we saw Jo planning to leave town when a dirty cop blew her cover. She went to Will’s to hide, and Dylan came to bid her farewell. After Jo handed the evidence she collected to Dylan, Will barged in to inform them that the building was on fire. Suddenly, Dylan had to shoot a criminal from one of Jo’s cases.
When asked to run away, Jo revealed that she was injured amidst the struggle. Will and Dylan attempted to carry the injured to a safe place, and we ultimately saw the flames trapping them in the hallway with no way out. Season 8 has been released to give fans more conclusions about these situations.
NBC’s show description reads, “Chicago Med is the third installment of the One Chicago franchise and tracks the lives of doctors and nurses working in the E.R. of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. Often intermingling with characters from Chicago P.D. and Fire, you never know which familiar face might enter the emergency room. Life is rarely boring for Chicago physicians, and One Chicago fans have become enamored with the personal lives of the Chicago Med doctors and residents.
“Boasting powerhouse performances from supervising attending physician Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and nurse Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett), the characters of the NBC series have fans hooked. Life is never predictable for the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center staff, with every episode bringing unique challenges for the characters. For a city that’s never short of emergencies, Chicago Med fans are eager for the series to return to NBC this fall.”
Chicago Med School Season 8 Episode Guide
Here is a brief of all the episodes that have streamed till now:
Episode 1- ‘How Do You Begin to Count the Losses?’ (September 21, 2022): “In the aftermath of Halstead’s apartment fire, Marcel, Choi, and Archer work together to try to save the survivors; Charles and Med’s new fellow, Cuevas, help a paranoid patient; Scott makes a life-changing decision.”
Episode 2- ‘(Caught Between) The Wrecking Ball and the Butterfly’ (September 28, 2022): “Supply chain disruptions dramatically impact Med, causing Marcel to clash with other doctors; Maggie reveals something to Ben; Choi and Archer help a patient with ALS.”
Episode 3- ‘Winning the Battle, but Still Losing the War’ (October 5, 2022): “Charles and Cuevas clash over the treatment of a paranoid patient; Choi treats a pregnant patient from Asher’s past; Marcel and Taylor help a man who needs a risky neurosurgery.”
Chicago Med School Season 8 Trailer
On September 6, 2022, NBC released a trailer on Youtube titled ‘Chicago Nights Return,’ which serves as a trailer for three shows returning on Wednesdays- Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D.
Where to watch Chicago Med School Season 8?
Chicago Med season 8 airs on NBC, with new episodes available to stream the following day on Peacock. All of the previous seasons are available to watch on Peacock. NBC is included in cable T.V. packages, but you can also access services like Sling TV, Fubo TV, Hulu with Live T.V., and YouTube T.V.
To view NBC shows the day after they air, you must subscribe to Peacock Premium. UK fans can catch up on the previous seasons on Sky Witness through your Sky TV or Now TV plan.