More than friends? It’s definitely leaning that way. Chicago P.D. fans have been hopeful for Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton’s (Tracy Spiridakos) working relationship to turn into something more — and it sounds like that could happen in season 8.
“There are lots of conversations about taking Upton and Halstead’s relationship to the next level,” showrunner Rick Eid told Us Weekly exclusively in a new interview. “I’m pretty sure we’ll see that happen in some form or fashion next season.”
Season 7 of Chicago P.D. was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, “the episodes we’d been working on prior to the shutdown will be usable for next season,” Eid added. “We had lots of interesting story lines involving Burgess, Halstead/Upton and Voight, but we never got a chance to shoot those episodes. Luckily, the last episode we finished turned out to be a really strong finale – in my opinion, anyway.”