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A New Female Detective Is Joining Chicago P.D.

Get details on the new recruit

Liz Raftery

Chicago P.D. is getting a new detective.

Tracy Spiridakos has signed on for the recurring role of Hailey Upton, a detective in the robbery homicide unit, has learned.

The character will be introduced in Episode 21, "Fagin," which is scheduled to air in early May.

According to NBC, Upton is a detective who has a winning combination of humor, intelligence and killer instincts. She's a hard worker who earned her detective shield on her merits alone after working a mysterious undercover assignment. But because the promotion came to her that way, she's had to prove herself to some colleagues in the boys club who don't believe she earned it.

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Her debut episode finds Upton and Voight (Jason Beghe) clashing on a case, but they eventually set aside their differences and work together. And Voight doesn't need any convincing about Upton's value to the department -- in fact, he indicates that if she's ever interested in moving up to Intelligence, he's got a spot for her. (Which begs the question... is someone leaving?)

Spiridakos previously starred on the NBC series Revolution. This is the second time this season a Revolution alum has guest-starred on Chicago P.D. Billy Burke also appeared in an episode as a friend of Det. Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas).

Tracy Spiridakos
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Chicago P.D. airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.