The cast of Showtime’s “Shameless” arrived in Chicago over the weekend to film scenes for its upcoming season, and cast members already have been spotted around town.
Emma Kenney and Shanola Hampton were photographed at a Portillo’s restaurant and Hampton posted a selfie Sunday from Cindy’s, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel’s rooftop restaurant. Cast members also took pictures with fans Sunday near Michigan Avenue.
The cast is filming scenes for Season 8 this week. The series, about the dysfunctional Gallagher family, is set in Chicago, but mostly filmed in the Los Angeles area. The cast usually makes two week long trips to Chicago per season to film exterior shots.
Later that night, he dined with Hampton, Kenney and upcoming guest star Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl”) at Barrio restaurant, which recently opened in River North.
The premiere date for Season 8 has not yet been announced.
William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Allen White also star. White was spotted Sunday at Maxwell Street Market.