The Biz: Chicago: The Polar Vortex Hits Primetime

Via: TV Guide

Chicago Fire | Photo Credits: Elizabeth Morris/NBC

Baby, it’s cold outside — especially if you’re filming TV shows during the worst Chicago winter in nearly 20 years.


The polar vortex is making it a tough season across the U.S., but it’s especially brutal in the Windy City, where in January temperatures averaged 15.1 degrees and 33.5 inches of snow fell (the city’s third-highest total on record). “It’s even taken the die-hard producers who live here by surprise,” says Peter Jankowski, the president of Wolf Films, which makes NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. “When our fire consultants, who work for the department here, have to run inside between takes, you know it’s cold.”



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