NBC's 'Chicago' Trilogy Gives Nod to 'Law & Order' in Gritty Promo (Exclusive)

Dick Wolf's newest TV franchise tips its hat to his first series in this new video.
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NBC's Chicago trilogy can't be stopped.

The Dick Wolf franchise, which already includes Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., expands this November with the premiere of Chicago Med.

In this new promo, exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, the heroes behind Fire, P.D. and Med join forces to go into the brick and steel "jungle" of one of America's biggest cities.

"They protect, they serve, they heal," the video says. "These are their stories."

That last part will surely sound familiar to fans of Wolf's first TV franchise, Law & Order, which introduces each episode of the mothership series and its various spinoffs with those very words. It's just another connection between the two franchises, given that Law & Order: SVU has already crossed over with Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. (And also given that Law & Order's longest-running cast member, S. Epatha Merkerson, stars on Chicago Med.)

Check out the exclusive video below.

Chicago P.D. returns Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 10 p.m. on NBC, followed by Chicago Fire on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 10 p.m. Chicago Med debuts Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 9 p.m.