(Originally published July 10, 2017)

Get ready for more drama this month as the cast of the Showtime series “Shameless” returns to Chicago to film scenes for Season 8.

Cast members are scheduled to be here July 31 – Aug. 4, according to the Chicago Film Office. The Chicago-set series is primarily shot in the Los Angeles area, but the cast typically films in Chicago for about two weeks per season. The drama follows the dysfunctional Gallagher family led by alcoholic father Frank (played by William H. Macy) and his responsible daughter Fiona (played by Emmy Rossum).

There is not a release date for season 8 yet but it is expected fall 2017 or early 2018. A premiere date for the 12-episode eighth season is expected anytime now.

“Gossip Girl” star Jessica Szohr has reportedly joined the Season 8 cast in a recurring role. The official Season 8 announcement came hours after the Season 7 finale aired in December. The series’ future was uncertain after Rossum raised issues about her salary.