Is Chicago Fire getting a new season? Continue reading to learn more about Chicago Fire Season 11.
Chicago Fire is an American drama television series created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas with Dick Wolf as an executive producer. The series revolves around various governmental agencies in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Fire chronicles the professional and personal lives of Chicago Fire Department firefighters, rescue personnel, and paramedics at the fictional Firehouse 51. Chicago Fire is one of the longest-running shows on the NBC Network.
It has acquired a strong fan base over the years, which has benefited the series in terms of audience and future series development. After ten seasons, the franchise continues to expand, with a new season set to premiere this year. Fans enjoy watching the episodes which unfold with each new adaptation as the series moves forward to the next chapter.
We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on NBC. Here’s all we know about Chicago Fire Season 11 so far.
Will there be a Season 11 of Chicago Fire?
Yes, Chicago Fire will be returning to your television screen for another season. On February 27, 2020, NBC renewed the series for its ninth, tenth, and eleventh season. The tenth season premiered on September 22, 2021. Moreover, the renewal update was shared on the official Twitter handle of Chicago Fire, quoting, “This news is. #ChicagoFire has been renewed for 3 more seasons!” Take a look at the official announcement below:
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) February 27, 2020
Chicago Fire Season 11 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of the upcoming season is yet to be confirmed by the NBC network as of June 7, 2022. But on the bright side, the fans were assured that the upcoming season is not delayed and will be released sooner than they anticipated. The official sources from NBC have confirmed that new episodes of Chicago Fire Season 11 will return in the fall of 2022.
The official press release by NBC for Chicago Fire Season 11 also states, “Chicago Fire will air Wednesdays at 9 PM ET. If you’re a fan of more than just Fire, make sure to catch Chicago Med at 8 PM and enjoy Chicago P.D. at 10 PM, making it a One Chicago night. “
If we have to predict the release date with will be around the months of September to November by considering the pattern of the previous season’s release date. Moreover, we would like to highlight that this is just speculation at this point in time. So, in the next coming months, NBC will reveal and confirm the official release dates for the new season, which fans should keep a watch on.
Chicago Fire Season 11 Plot
According to the official description of the series by NBC, states, “NBC’s family of Chicago-set dramas, including Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D., has held a longstanding Wednesday night slot, making the Chicago characters like family.
Chicago Fire follows the lives of firefighters and emergency personnel working for the Chicago Fire Department as they risk their lives tackling various emergencies around the city while simultaneously balancing their own challenges as well. The beloved series boasts a fantastic cast of firefighters, including fan favorites Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), whose relationship has kept viewers glued to their screens.”
The series is expected to stay true to the original premise, as it has for the past ten seasons, which has kept fans loyal to the characters and tuning in to watch new seasons every year. As a result, the basic nature of the upcoming season will remain the same in carrying the real meaning of the franchise. Hence, the upcoming season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the 10th season, The Magnificent City of Chicago, released on May 25, 2022.
The episode was directed by Reza Tabrizi and written by Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It was estimated that the episode was viewed by 7.03 million US viewers. So, it is this already established premise that will eventually lead to the pilot episode of Chicago Fire Season 11.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “The big wedding day arrives and Firehouse 51 welcomes Casey back to celebrate the joyous occasion; Emma’s plans to replace Violet come to a shocking end..” Take a look at the official promo of Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 22 below:
The tone for the finale has been set by earlier episodes as every episode has been highly received by viewers who have been following the series since its inception and continue to do so after many years. We have not mentioned all the crucial plotlines in order to avoid giving away everything if you still plan to watch the episode.
But, the viewers get glimpses of the event when the firefighter arrives to deliver his evidence in the finale episode, he notices one of Campbell’s guys brandishing a knife. Severide knocks him out a window to his death following a fight between the two. Severide is visibly shaken by the fact that he killed a guy, but everyone assures him that it was in self-defense.
While it’s difficult to predict the exact plotline for the 10th season this early. It’s been speculated that the new season will take up where the last episode left off in terms of characters and stories for the future season, starting with this precise moment in the final episode to pick up any potential cliffhangers to enlighten the interest of the viewers to see how these people will deal with new found conflicts and relationships.
Why did NBC renew Chicago Fire for Season 11?
According to Deadline, “So far this year, the three Chicago dramas have dominated Wednesday nights in total viewers and the Chicago One lineup is poised to give NBC just its second Wednesday season-long win in total viewers in 17 years. All three series rank among television’s top seven most-watched dramas and all three are generating double-digit digital growth this season versus last.”
In addition to this, “In Live+7 Nielsens, Chicago Med is delivering 11.0 million viewers, Fire is averaging 11.4 million and P.D. is attracting 11.0 million, with a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 for Med, a 1.9 for Fire and a 2.0 for P.D.” Moreover, following the massive renewals, the three Chicago series will have to negotiate new deals with their casts to meet the criteria and demand for the renewed seasons.
Chicago Fire Season 11 Cast
The original cast members from Season 10 are expected to reprise their roles and continue the story in the next chapter. The list of the prominent characters of the series is as follows:
- Taylor Kinney as Lieutenant Kelly Severide
- Kara Killmer as Paramedic in Charge Sylvie Brett
- David Eigenberg as Lieutenant Christopher Herrmann
- Eamonn Walker as Battalion Chief/Deputy District Chief Wallace Boden
- Joe Miñoso as Firefighter Joe Cruz
- Christian Stolte as Firefighter Randy “Mouch” McHolland
- Miranda Rae Mayo as Firefighter/Lieutenant Stella Kidd
- Alberto Rosende as Firefighter Blake Gallo
- Daniel Kyri as Firefighter Darren Ritter
- Hanako Greensmith as Paramedic Violet Mikami
Furthermore, there have been rumors that Casey’s ex-boyfriend, Dawson, may return in Chicago Fire Season 11. However, in a new interview with US Weekly, Haas thoroughly debunks this theory. Here’s the rest of the quote, “She’s not coming back anytime soon,” co-creator Derek Haas exclusively told Us Weekly ahead of the Chicago Fire season 10 finale. “It felt like they had a really good, you know, they left in a good place when she left the last time. And then Casey’s been a one-woman man since then. So we’re not throwing that wrench.”
Jesse Spencer who plays Captain Matthew Casey has left the series after 10 long years stating the reason as after his character Captain Matthew Casey made the decision to move to Oregon and raise his late closest friend Andy Darden’s young boys, he left the show in October.
He provided a statement to Deadline, quoting, “It wraps up 10 years for me,” the actor reflected. “I think it was pretty organic that he’s leaving and he’s going for three years but is he? We don’t know. It’s been a long time coming when you know how these compadres have gone through life and death together. Further adding, “It’s hard to say goodbye, you know, see you soon, kind of thing. It was bittersweet but I really enjoyed it and we got some laughs out of it.”
Chicago Fire Season 11 Episodes
The 11th season of Chicago Fire is expected to have episodes in the range of 16- 24 in the next season. We can expect it to be in the same range as the previous seasons, which usually differ from one another with an average runtime of approx 40 to 43 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of June 7, 2022, the exact amount and titles for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed.
As the number of episodes may change, which is ultimately dependent on the plot that the show intends to convey to the audience. Meanwhile, we suggest fans to patiently wait and binge-watch Season 10 which recently aired in order to update their recollection of certain significant plotlines and keep an eye out for details that will release in the coming months about the series episode and dates.
Is there any trailer for Chicago Fire Season 11?
No, because Season 10 recently aired its finale episode on May 25, 2022. As a result, releasing a trailer or promo for Chicago Fire Season 11, so that fans may learn more about the next season’s plotlines and see new features that the characters will explore is way too early for the network. Meanwhile, check out this official promo for NBC’s drama lineup this Wednesday featuring all-new episodes of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D., below:
Where to stream Chicago Fire Season 11?
Chicago Fire is available to stream on Peacock, fuboTV, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream Chicago Fire by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users.
Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on the NBC official website where the episodes are published after they air on the channel on the Wednesday nights at the 9/8c time slot. The previous seasons of Chicago Fire are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV, based on the user’s location.
Chicago Fire Official Synopsis
The official synopsis from the NBC official website for Chicago Fire Season 10 states, “From renowned Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order” brand) and co-creator Derek Haas, the writer behind “3:10 to Yuma,” comes Season 10 of the adrenaline-fueled drama “Chicago Fire,” This edge-of-your-seat ride is a look into the professional and personal lives of the firefighters and paramedics of Firehouse 51 as they risk their lives every day to save and protect the citizens of Chicago.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Chicago Fire Season 11 updates.