The planned spinoff will be introduced in Episode 21 of Chicago PD this season, titled Justice, which started filming today in Chicago with Jean de Segonzac directing. Hatanaka will play investigator Daren Okada who is working alongside fellow investigator Lori Nagle (Joelle Carter). Philip Winchester, Nazneen Contractor and Carl Weathers also star.
Spearheaded by Wolf, Chicago Justice is produced by Universal TV and Wolf Entertainment. It will be the fourth installment in the Chicago franchise and Wolf’s fifth drama on NBC.
Hatanaka, a 2014 graduate from New York University’s Tisch Graduate Acting Program, appeared in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of King Lear alongside John Lithgow and Annette Bening. On TV, he did a guest stint on MTV’s Eye Candy. Hatanaka is repped by Paradigm and Suskin Management.