Nicole Ari Parker joins Chicago P.D. in season 8 as the long-running Dick Wolf drama series will handle police reform. Parker will play Deputy Superintendent Samatha Miller. A “progressive, ardent proponent of police reform” from Atlanta,” who wants to help Chicago P.D.’s central character Detective Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and “Intelligence adapt to the new reality but will not tolerate breaches of the new police guidelines and protocols.”
Cop shows came under scrutiny for their depiction of police work in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, which triggered nationwide protests against police brutality. The topic is expected to be addressed by most — if not all — cop shows in their upcoming seasons.” Deadline
Excited for the news is Parker’s husband Boris Kodjoe, who shared a celebratory message on Instagram.
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Go ahead baby. 💪🏾 I want to celebrate this beauty right here, @nicoleariparker, for continuing to bless us with her talent and artistry, and for finding ways to tell stories that reflect some of the important issues we’re dealing with. You inspire me always. 👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 And you’re hotttt. 🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️ #CanYouBringYourHandcuffsHome 👮🏽♀️ #JustWondering #ForResearch #HoneYourCraft #OkImDone #👀
NBC has confirmed that the Chicago PD season 8 premiere date is Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
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