In season 8 of Chicago PD Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) was the mediator of various problems and disagreements for his team members, either being the ally of Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) or with Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos), for Hence, will the character be away from the main plots now?
There was a lot of debate among Chicago police fans this season about the character of Voight. Some wanted to see him change and others said the new approach made him look great that his character is great.
In the end, both opinions were correct. Voight didn’t have as many physical scenes with the bad guys as in other seasons, but he also didn’t hold back when absolutely necessary.
That begs the question of whether this is the Voight we can expect in future seasons. Will you still be more of a team leader who will only show up in the most extreme circumstances or will you focus more on how you run your team? It is something that will only be known in the new installment of Chicago PD
The bigger question, however, is whether or not Voight’s relationship with Samantha Miller (Nicole Ari Parker) will continue. Since Miller’s son died during the season-ending human trafficking case, she may be able to resign.
One thing that is definitely clear is that Voight’s character on Chicago PD sets the tone for the show, so what the writers choose to do with him next season will be an indicator of what the season will look like overall.