VIDEO: Patrick John Flueger On The “Cohesive Group of Collaborators” Of ‘Chicago P.D.’

During the NBCUniversal Press Tour, Patrick John Flueger talked about what he’s learned as a collaborator from working on Chicago P.D. Plus, he relays a memorable airport experience that happened on the day he was flying out to do these interviews. Check out the vids below!!

CHICAGO P.D — “43rd and Normal” – (l-r) Lisseth Chavez as Vanessa Rojas, Patrick John Flueger as Officer Adam Ruzek — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)

One element of Chicago P.D.’s success on a storytelling level is that the scripts are mutable on the day of shooting. Having the directors and writers hand over the material to the actors and giving them the space to put their input on the story is an integral part of the process.

“That’s been a great learning experience and it has also allowed us to be a cohesive group of collaborators,” said Flueger. “We get so much practice. It happens every single day and it actually makes it a lot more fun too. Sometimes it’s scary and sometimes we get worked up about it, but at the end of the day, I wouldn’t want it any other way. So that’s been a big part of it.”

Below is Flueger’s full answer to my question about the Chicago P.D.’s collaborative spirit:

Flueger also adds that it’s the greatest compliment to receive support from police officers who praise his work on Chicago P.D. and he also talks about receiving a healthy share of love from TSA agents as he boarded a plane to Los Angeles (he also gives a shout out to his hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota in the clip).

Chicago P.D. airs Wednesday evenings on NBC (10/9c), and the series returns on February 5.


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