Morales, who played Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue, is joining Chicago P.D. in a recurring role, TVGuide.com has confirmed. His character, Chief Lugo, will be introduced in the upcoming three-show crossover that will launch Chicago Justice.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news, Chief Lugo is a 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department who's accustomed to using old-style policing tactics and is now trying to lead the department into a new style of police work.
In addition to Morales, Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) is also set to guest-star in the three-way crossover, which airs March 1. However, Morales' character will also recur on future episodes of Chicago P.D. in addition to the crossover.
The #OneChicago crossover will include back-to-back-to-back episodes of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and the premiere of Chicago Justice on Wednesday, March 1 from 8 to 11 p.m. on NBC.