Chicago Justice Casts Carl Weathers

Chicago Justice Adds Rocky Veteran Carl Weathers as State's Attorney

Chicago Justice is getting a powerful new player in Rocky‘s Carl Weathers, it was announced Saturday at PaleyFest’s salute to Dick Wolf.

Weathers — who famously portrayed Apollo Creed in the Rocky films and recently co-starred on USA Network’s Colony — will play State’s Attorney Mark Jefferies in the backdoor pilot, airing as Episode 21 of Chicago P.D. this spring.

The latest offshoot in the #OneChicago franchise also features Philip Winchester (Strike Back), Joelle Carter (Justified) and Nazneen Contractor (Heroes Reborn).

Weathers’ other TV credits include Arrested Development, Brothers and In the Heat of the Night.