Once Chicago Med became a reality on NBC, you know a mega-crossover was on the way. "Yeah, there's a four-way crossover with [the] three Chicago shows and SVU -- the jumbo crossover, never before done," co-creator Matt Olmstead said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Thursday.
The crossover event will take place in February and will include eight stories, which would frighten lesser men than Olmstead. "We've done three crossovers so far. They're very daunting and ultimately, like any artistic endeavor, the most daunting ones turn out to be the most gratifying," he said. "A lot of work goes into it, a lot of people pitch in, but the end result, we're really, really proud of what we come up with and hope to continue that for sure going forward."
Golden Globe-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson, who guest-starred on a handful of episodes on Law & Order: SVU as Lt. Anita Van Buren, is now a cast member on Chicago Med as hospital chief Sharon Goodwin. "I think it would be cool to see the [scene] when Benson runs into Goodwin," she joked. Co-creator Dick Wolf noted, "You were only on two episodes!"
Olmstead also mentioned that the team was also mulling a Chicago-only three-way crossover.
Chicago Med premieres Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 9/8c on NBC.