Actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier arrives at the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards With Presenting Sponsor Lacoste held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills

Actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier arrives at the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards With Presenting Sponsor Lacoste held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills

*Sydney T. Poitier, the daughter of legendary actor Sidney Poitier, has been tapped for a five-episode arc on NBC’s upcoming “Chicago Fire” spinoff series “Chicago PD,” reports Deadline.com.

She will play Kendra, a new detective on “PD” that will cross over on “Fire.”

Poitier’s deal comes with an option to become a regular on “Chicago PD,” which premieres Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

The police drama will follow the two distinctly different groups of the Chicago Police Department’s District 21: the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city’s street crimes and the Intelligence Unit that combats the city’s major offenses – organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond. The vast responsibilities that these jobs entail extend far beyond the walls of the precinct, often taking an emotional toll on personal lives of these men and women.

Watch the trailer below.