As we start to look towards Chicago PD season 5 and the future of the series, there are many questions to ponder over. The status of Jay Halstead is one of them. How is he going to be recovering from the events of the season finale and what’s transpired in this off-season?

Chicago P.D. star Jesse Lee Soffer wants a Friends remake, and he knows exactly who he’d cast as Central Perk’s finest.

When People’s Choice caught up with Soffer and costar Jason Beghe at the NBCU Upfronts earlier this month, we asked which show they’d like to see get the reboot treatment. Soffer said he was keen on seeing Friends redone, and even went as far as to dream cast himself and his P.D. costars in the roles of Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Ross (David Schwimmer)…(OK, maybe not Ross).

“I would be Chandler,” said Soffer. “Hands down Chandler.”

For his part, Beghe cast himself as Joey — a character that couldn’t be more different than the one he plays on Chicago P.D.

“I’d like that. [He] was fun,” said the actor who portrays Hank Voigt on the NBC cop drama.

And while speculation may be swirling about Sophia Bush’s future on Chicago P.D. (the season 4 finale left the fate of her character Erin Lindsay pretty open-ended), she should know there’s always a role for her in Soffer’s Friends remake.

Sophia could play Monica, I suppose,” said Soffer after giving it some thought. 

As for who would take on Rachel Green? The stars decided to bestow that honor on Marina Squerciati, who plays Kim Burgess.

While all their ideas were pretty inspired, Soffer and Beghe seemed most excited about casting Amy Morton, who plays Trudy Platt, as the one and only Phoebe Buffay.

“It would be Platt. Of course. Amy Morton would kill it. She’d do it better than [Lisa Kudrow],” said Beghe. 

Now all they need is to find an actor to play Ross, and they’ve got themselves a full blown remake. Are you listening, NBC?

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The Chicago PD season 4 finale airs on NBC this Wednesday night, and it looks to be an integral episode for the Lindsay – Halstead relationship. Following some awkwardness between them after their split, he has to find a way to support her through an incredibly trying and even life-altering crime. Her mother is facing serious legal trouble, and Lindsay also is facing review following her own recent actions in the interrogation room.

With that being said, who better to preview this finale than someone at the center of all the action? In the middle of a busy upfront day we were excited to have a chance to speak with Jesse Lee Soffer about the future of Lindsay / Halstead, meeting Jay’s father on Chicago Med, the show’s recent season 5 renewal, and a whole lot more.

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05/17/2017 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : SEASON FINALE — LINDSAY MUST NAVIGATE AROUND CPD POLITICS WHEN HER MOTHER IS IMPLICATED IN A MURDER CASE. When Lindsay (Sophia Bush) receives a panicked call from her mother Bunny (guest star Markie Post) whose boyfriend had just been shot, Lindsay must figure out the best way to approach the situation, as her mother is now a murder suspect. The case opens up when a group of high school students OD, and the drugs in question relate back to the situation with Bunny. In addition to her mother’s issues, Lindsay finds herself up against the review board dealing with consequences of her actions. Also starring Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Elias Koteas, Marina Squerciati, LaRoyce Hawkins and Amy Morton. Guest starring Tracy Spiradakos, Esai Morales, Chandra West and Saul Stein.

Head over to Spoiler TV to watch the sneak peeks from the episode.

Jesse Lee Soffer never lives the same day twice. The rising actor and one of the stars inNBC’s Chicago P.D wants to convey to the world that Dick Wolf’s spin-off series is nothing like you’ve ever witnessed before.

“There’s an authenticity as far as the stories we tell,” Jesse told Maxim. “There’s a shade of truth to anything that you’re seeing on the show. Along with the fact that all of the extras and background characters are cops that are off-duty cops just coming to help out. There’s this realism that really translates that you won’t find on other shows.”

As someone who takes part in a show featuring prominent stories ripped from the headlines, Jesse feels obligated to portray police officers in a positive light following the negative reputation they’ve received in the past few months. While society continues to search for the proper direction in which to display law enforcement in the media, he prides himself on portraying Detective Jay Halstead in this day and age.

“Playing a cop on TV and working closely with actual cops on set, I do think the media does a disservice to our first responders,” Jesse says. “We’re only seeing all the stories that happen in a given week of what went wrong, or the mistake that was made. For every one of those stories, that has to be a thousand others where the officer saved the day, did something heroic, or put his life on the line. It’s a matter of what’s visible, and I know I feel honored to represent cops and portray them in the light they deserve.”

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