Decorated actress S. Epatha Merkerson talks about the newest season of NBC’s long-running medical drama ‘Chicago Med.’
After the November 2020 premiere of season 6, Chicago Med returns for season 7, full of new doctors, new drama, and new obstacles. In the third installment of the Chicago franchise, alongside Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire, the series follows doctors within the emergency department of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. Doctors and nurses battle to save patient’s lives among unimaginable emergencies, with plenty of crossovers between the trilogy. Interpersonal relationships also complicate the jobs of this highly skilled team of medical professionals. After a dramatic end to season 6, audiences anxiously await the new season to discover the fate of their favorite cutting-edge doctors.
Merkerson’s character Dr. Sharon Goodwin finds herself amid some financial issues this season that spells big changes for the hospital. Merkerson discusses the inspiration behind Saron Goodwin, similarities between her roles, and what she’s most excited for audiences to see this season.
Chicago Med premieres Wednesday, September 22nd.