‘Chicago Fire’: Taylor Kinney Will Not Appear In Season Finale, Jesse Spencer To Guest Star

Despite fan speculation, Chicago Fire star taylor kinney Will not appear in the season 11 finale. as before deadline specifically reportedThe fan favorite, who plays Kelly Severide, has been on leave since January to deal with a personal matter. Chicago Fire alum Jesse Spencerwho starred as Matt Casey alongside Kinney for 10 seasons, returned at the beginning of this season and will again guest star in the season finale.

Kinney has starred as a firefighter on the Dick Wolf procedural since its launch in 2012. Spencer originally moved in chicago fire 200th episode, October 2021 air date. When Spencer left the series, her character was headed to Oregon to care for her late best friend Andy Darden’s sons. He was also trying out a long distance relationship with love interest Sylvie Brett (Kara Kilmer).

In April’s episode, Casey – now leading a top-secret task force – returns home to get a local representative – who she trusts – to put things in order in Chicago.

“I always told [series co-creator] Derek Haas said that if there are episodes that he thought would be appropriate for me to come back, I’m totally open to that because I want to see the old gang and I love working there,” Spencer Said deadline at that time.

executive producer of Chicago Fire Dick Wolf, Derek Haas, Andrea Newman, Michael Gilvery, Reza Tabrizi, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.

Chicago Fire Produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studios Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.

Chicago FireThe Season 11 finale will air on Wednesday, May 24.

Nelly Andreeva contributed to this report.