'Shameless' season 9: Good news, Gallagher fans! Filming for second half resumes this month itself

The cast and crew of the show usually film in and around Los Angeles for the series, but twice every season, they go to Chicago to film the outdoor scenes.


                            'Shameless' season 9: Good news, Gallagher fans! Filming for second half resumes this month itself

For all those left distraught and hanging by the recent developments in Showtime's hit dramedy Shameless, here's a little piece of sunshine to brighten up your day. The cast of Shameless is reportedly going to make their trip back to Chicago to begin filming next week! Fans will know what this means - that the end half of the ongoing season 9 - which took away from us one of our prized possession, Ian Gallagher - is going to be back soon after airing the last episode of its first half, aka Episode 7.

As reported by The Chicago Tribune, filming is expected to resume for the second half sometime around October 22 and is scheduled to last till the end of the month, that is October 30. So worry not, our favorite dysfunctional family from Southside Chicago is going to be back in no time, and hopefully by then, fans will have somewhat digested the shock and devastating realization of both Fiona Gallagher (Emmy Rossum) and Ian's (Cameron Monaghan) stories ending this season. 

 

For those unaware, the cast and crew of the show usually film in and around Los Angeles for the series, but twice every season, they go to Chicago to film the outdoor scenes. They did the same way back in August when they shot the first half of the ninth season, which later premiered in September this year.

The outlet also reported that "Signs outside the Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, where “Shameless” is based when the cast is town, denoted that prep work is scheduled to begin there Thursday."

But while there's a lot of confusion about what characters or actors will actively shoot a scene in Chicago this year, Katey Sagal has already confirmed that she is set to shoot a scene in the city this month, as shared by the outlet. Sagal was introduced this season as a love interest for Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) the deadbeat patriarch of our favorite dysfunctional family, and so far the two's ride has been a hilarious one, with Katey's character knocking out Frank the very first day as he tried to sneak some Vicodin off of her. 

William H. Macy (L) and Katey Sagal (R) in a scene from Shameless season 9.
William H. Macy (L) and Katey Sagal (R) in a scene from Shameless season 9.

The Chicago Tribune also reports that "The last time they were here (Chicago), “Shameless” cast members were spotted outside the Art Institute of Chicago, on the Michigan Avenue Bridge, inside Union Station and at other high-profile spots around town."

Just a heads up, the mid-season finale of Shameless season 9 is scheduled to air at 8 pm on Sunday, October 21. The second half of Season 9 is expected to start airing on January 20.