Chicago Justice Nazneen Contractor Leaving

Chicago Justice: Nazneen Contractor Exits Spinoff, Joins New CBS Drama

Chicago Justice will be served by a slightly different team of lawyers when the NBC drama premieres midseason.

Nazneen Contractor, who played ASA Dawn Patel in the backdoor pilot of the Chicago P.D. spinoff, has exited the series, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Contractor won’t be without work for long, though. The actress has joined the upcoming CBS drama Ransom, from executive producer Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files).

The Windy City-set franchise has experienced its fair share of cast changes. The Walking Dead alumna Laurie Holden appeared in backdoor pilot for Chicago Med, but then left the offshoot last July for “family reasons.” Additionally, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Kelly Blatz and Melissa Sagemiller were originally slated to star in P.D.

The Justice ensemble features Philip Winchester (The Player), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Joelle Carter (Justified) and newcomer Ryan-James Hatanaka.