EXCLUSIVE: Luke Mitchell (Blindspot, Big Sky) has joined the cast of Chicago Med for Season 9 in a guest starring role, Deadline has learned. Although he is billed as recurring, sources say his role could expand to series regular.

Mitchell will portray Dr. Mitch Ripley (name could change), an Emergency Department doctor with a troubled past who shares a history with Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt). Deadline understands he will make his debut in the premiere episode airing January 17. The Australian actor joins the long-running Dick Wolf series following the exit of stars Brian Tee and Nick Gehlfuss.

Chicago Med is officially back in production on Season 9, which will consist of 13 episodes. The series is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Stephen Hootstein, Eli Talbert, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.

Mitchell got his start on the hit Australian series Neighbours in the role of Chris Knight in 2008 before pivoting a year later to another famous soap, Home and Away. He most recently portrayed Cormac Barnes in Season 3 of Big Sky. Additional TV credits include leading roles in NBC‘s Blind Spot, CBS’s The Code and The Republic of Sarah for the CW; he recurred in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the CW’s Legacies.

He is repped Entertainment 360 and UTA.

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