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KSL visits the set of 'Chicago Justice'

By Ashley Kewish | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.


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LOS ANGELES, Ca. — Welcome to the courtroom, home of NBC's newest show. The set may be new to viewers, but it's a familiar view for Chicago locals. It's an exact replica of the actual Cook County Courthouse in downtown Chicago.

"This is where it happens right here," Philip Winchesters explained as he stood on set. "This is usually where I'm pacing, doing big speeches and monologues at the end of the episodes."

Winchester plays the role of Peter Stone, deputy chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. His character answers to someone on the show you may recognize, Carl Weathers.

"You seem intimidating in real life, do you get that a lot?" asked KSL reporter Ashley Kewish.

"Oh my gosh," Weathers said with a laugh. "I get that all the time. I don't think I am, but it's all in the eye of the beholder."

Weathers plays the role of the Cook County state’s attorney.

When many think of NBC and law shows, 'Law and Order' may come to mind. It's a comparison not lost on the cast.

"There are some big shoes to fill," Winchester said. "The scripts are amazing. We lucked out to have some of the same writers (as Law and Order)."

The show now takes its place inside the same world as "Chicago Fire," "Chicago Med," and "Chicago P.D." - often with intersecting storylines.

As the drama in the Windy City continues, the newest family members say they're ready.

"We're just trying to put bad people away," Weathers said with a laugh. "You know all those bad people in Salt Lake City? We are going to put them away. The good people can stay."

You can watch Chicago Justice on KSL every Sunday at 9 p.m.

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