Chicago Justice is adding a familiar face for its preview episode. Entertainment Weekly reported that Bradley Whitford, known for his role as Josh Lyman on The West Wing, will make an appearance in the three-way crossover with Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. on March 1.
Whitford will be portraying Albert Forest, a defense attorney who will do anything to prove his client is innocent, even if it involves bending reality to fit the narrative he wants the jury to see, which will no doubt infuriate the state’s attorneys in Chicago.
This isn’t the first time that Whitford will be playing a lawyer, as he guest-starred on an episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles in 2011.
Whitford is best known for his role as Josh Lyman, the White House deputy chief-of-staff turned Santos campaign manager turned White House chief-of-staff, for the entirety of The West Wing‘s eight season run. He’s also appeared in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which reunited him with Aaron Sorkin, who created The West Wing, Transparent and had a role in HBO’s All The Way, where he played Hubert Humphrey.
Chicago Justice revolves around the state’s attorneys in Cook County, the county home to Chicago, as the prosecutors crusade for justice for victims of crime in Chicago. The show stars Philip Winchester as Peter Stone, the deputy chief of the special prosecutions bureau. He sometimes butts heads with Cook County State’s Attorney Mark Jeffries (Carl Weathers) in his quest for justice for victims. Monica Barbaro, Joelle Carter and Jon Seda, who moved from Chicago P.D. to Chicago Justice, also star on the show.
NBC viewers have already had a little taste of Chicago Justice in the last year. Some of the characters were first introduced in 2016’s three-way crossover with Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. Viewers were also re-introduced to the characters of Chicago Justice in a backdoor pilot with Chicago P.D. last May. And throughout this current TV season, some of the characters from Chicago Justice have briefly appeared in the other Chicago shows.
The newest crossover will air on Wednesday, March 1 on NBC. Chicago Fire will air at 8 p.m., Chicago P.D. will air at 9 p.m. and Chicago Justice will air at 10 p.m. This will allow Chicago Justice to have a special premiere before moving to its permanent timeslot on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. starting on March 5.