BRIDGEPORT — Parking will be restricted on some neighborhood streets Wednesday and Thursday to accommodate filming for the NBC cop drama “Chicago PD."
The restrictions will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday and end at 11 p.m. Thursday as the cast and crew shoot some scenes around the neighborhood.
City film office director Richard Moskal said the parking ban will include both sides of 33rd Street Street from Emerald to Wallace avenues and both sides of Lowe Avenue from 33rd Street to 3340 S. Lowe Ave.
Violators will be towed, the city said.
The show centers on a Chicago Police Department intelligence unit headed by Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), an effective lawman with a shady past. NBC describes the character as "a man not against crossing legal and ethical lines to ensure the safety and security of the city he loves."
It’s the latest in a long list of productions using Chicago as a backdrop — in fact, officials say 2013 was a record year for revenues derived from film and television production. It's also far from the first time Hollywood has paid a visit to Bridgeport.
The city said six TV shows, three Hollywood films and 137 commercials came to Chicago to shoot during 2013, resulting in a 20 percent increase in production activity from the year before.