‘Chicago Fire’: Charlie Barnett Says Being Written Out Of NBC Series Was “Blessing In Disguise”

Charlie Barnett Reflected on being written out of NBC Chicago Fire At the end of Season 3, it turned out to be a “blessing in disguise”, saying that while he was “really sad at the time”.

,[The show] There was a eunuch whom I had never seen coming. I was grateful to be a part of it,” explained Barnett, who portrayed Peter Mills. digital spy, “I was really sad to leave. It broke me for quite a long time.”

He continued, “Yeah. It was a blessing in disguise, and they all told me this. You never really see it in life, in general. You never see bad moments turn into good ones. Not that It won’t be what it was, I guess if you recognize it for what it is. So I’m thankful.”

Series executive producer Matt Olmsted said the decision to fire Barnett was not taken lightly at the time.

“The hardest part of this job is when you think it’s the right time to change the cast. It was completely based on bringing in new people for new stories. Otherwise, it would have turned into a clown car. is,” said Olmsted TV Guide in 2015. “Have affection and admiration for you” [your cast], so you keep all, but it’s harmful to be objective and call something tough in terms of storytelling. So, we wanted to shake things up and bring in a new character and we started discussing the idea… and here we are. It was a very difficult decision, but we feel good about it,” he said.

Everything worked out for Barnett, who went on to star in Netflix roles. russian doll, Youand mini-series tales of the city, He . Was also a series regular in the final season of arrow for CW.

Barnett says he keeps in touch with many of his people Chicago Fire classmates like David EisenbergJoe Minoso, and Monica Raymund who left the series at the end of Season 6.