'Chicago Fire' Spinoff 'PD' Needs 'Real' Cops, Firefighters for Extras
CHICAGO — A spinoff of television show "Chicago Fire" called "Chicago PD" is not looking for just anyone to fill the background of the NBC drama.
Casting directors want "real" Chicago Police officers, EMTs, firefighters and armed forces and military personnel to make the show as authentic as possible, according to a spokesperson for Atmosphere Casting.
Current and former workers from those professions will be needed for all types of scenes — from sitting behind a desk to working crime scenes, the spokesperson said.
"Chicago PD" is "a gripping, character-driven new police drama about those who put it all on the line to serve and protect," according to NBC.
The show is a spinoff of "Chicago Fire," an NBC drama that has staged fake explosions and fires in Ukrainian Village, Logan Square and a plane crash in Bronzeville. The second season premieres Sept. 24. "PD" is reportedly set to premiere in early 2014.
Actors Jason Beghe and Jon Seda from "Fire" will star in the spinoff and be joined by actresses Melissa Sagemiller, of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and Tania Raymonde, of "Lost" and Lifetime's Jodia Arias movie.
"PD" will be filming "all over Chicago" through March, the spokesperson said. Interested current and former cops, EMTs, firefighters and military personnel can register here.