‘Chicago Justice’
“Chicago Justice” will no longer return to NBC for Season 2. NBC

One of the four series in the “Chicago” franchise just got canceled by NBC!

According to Entertainment Weekly, “Chicago Justice” has been axed by the network just after they renewed “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med.” All three series created by Dick Wolf were renewed ahead of NBC’s upfront presentation last week.

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“Chicago Justice” was a legal drama centered on Philip Winchester’s character, Peter Stone. Peter happened to be the Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau, whose relentless quest for justice placed him in direct conflict with his boss, Attorney Mark Jefferies (Carl Weathers).

“Chicago P.D.” star Jon Seda helped launch “Chicago Justice” in March 2017. At that time, Seda’s character, Antonio Dawson, joined Peter’s team. As of late, it is still unclear whether or not Seda’s Antonio will return to “Chicago P.D.” now that “Chicago Justice” has already been canceled.

According to Deadline, the main reason for axing “Chicago Justice” had to do with the show’s low ratings. For several weeks before NBC announced the cancellation of the series, there have already been rumors that one of the shows from the “Chicago” franchise will be let go.

The publication noted that Wolf’s relationship with NBC has also become complicated throughout the years. Additionally, the franchise is no longer as lucrative as it used to be. But despite this huge change, “Chicago Fire” still remains as NBC’s second highest rated and most watched drama series lagging behind the new TV show, “This Is US.”

All three “Chicago” TV shows have also performed considerably well compared to two other shows that NBC decided to renew. “Chicago Justice” averaged a 1.5 rating among audiences aged 18 to 49, “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med” averaged a 1.9 rating and “Chicago Fire” averaged a 2.3 rating. On the other hand, NBC’s renewed shows, “Taken” and “Shades of Blue” only averaged a 1.4 and 1.3 rating, respectively.

“Chicago Justice” aired for a total of 13 episodes before it was axed. It also starred Joelle Carter as Laura Nagel, Monica Barbaro as Anna Valdez, Lindsey Pearlman as Joy Fletcher, Matthew C. Yee as Ronnie Chen, Jason Beghe as Hank Voight and more.