An authentic Chicago Fire star is returning subsequent month.
“We pretty much begged him, pleaded and offered him the moon so that he would come back and do the finale. But he’s the greatest and he was in even before we started all of that,” co-showrunner Derek Haas informed the outlet.
“The character pledged he would be best man at Severide’s wedding. We’re so grateful to [Jesse] that he would come back and honor that pledge.”
News of a possible return first broke earlier this month.
Casey exited the series during its 200th episode, and there may be nonetheless lots of unfinished enterprise for the character.
“I realized I’ve been doing TV for a long time. I added it up, and I think this year is my 18th year of network television,” Spencer stated throughout a Zoom press convention in October.
“I referred to as [showrunner] Derek [Haas] and broke him the information, stated I believed it was time to depart the present, and he agreed that we should always not less than get Casey to 200 episodes.”
“It was a tough resolution as a result of I’ve cherished the present from the beginning, however there are different issues that I want to do sooner or later, and there’s some household that I must maintain, and 18 years is a very long time.”
“I was, of course, wanting to talk Jesse into staying and coming back,” Haas added.
“But I used to be very pleased that he gave us 5 extra episodes than simply saying on the finish of a season, which occurs generally, too, like, ‘I’m out.’”
“That allow us to convey again a storyline from Season 1, which I do know Jesse was enthusiastic about once we pitched it to him, to convey again the Darden boys and actually tie within the pilot to Jesse’s leaving.”
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