Chicago Fire Season 12: Is Matthew Casey coming back?

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is Matthew Casey coming back?
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Attention Chicago Fire fans! Here is everything we know about whether or not Matthew Casey will be returning
for Season 12.

As the 11th season comes to an end on May 24, 2023, the fans are once again speculating if Matt Casey is returning to the show or not. The fans who have been religiously watching the series have been wondering the same. If you are one of them, then you have reached the right place, because it is only fair that you get all the answers about this new issue that arose on social media.

Especially for you, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the current situations surrounding the characters’ arcs for the new season. So you can get a head start and be prepared to know the details before streaming the 12th season, which was renewed in April 2023. Here’s everything we know about whether Matthew Casey may or may not be returning to the show.

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is Matthew Casey coming back?

Chicago Fire: Will Matthew Casey return?

Let’s start by introducing Captain Matthew Casey to readers who don’t already know him.

Matthew Casey is a fire captain with the Portland Fire Department. He was portrayed by Jesse Spencer and works for the Portland Fire Department. Prior to moving to Oregon, he served as a captain with the Chicago Fire Department and the officer in charge of Truck 81 at Firehouse 51. He is Gregory and Nancy Casey’s only son and only child.

For those who are not aware, Jesse’s character left the show after Season 10, leaving many fans wondering if there is any chance he will be making a comeback in the new seasons. Much to the viewer’s delight, after months of speculation, they were treated to a surprise appearance by Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) in Chicago Fire Season 11. 

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is Matthew Casey coming back?

As Casey returned to Chicago for a conference, he informed the CFD of how Portland faced a series of terrorist attacks within its limits and warned of possible strikes coming to various cities, including Chicago. He even assisted Stella and Truck 81 on a rescue job in the 18th episode, “Danger is All Around.” After this appearance, the fans are once again expecting him to return in the already renewed Chicago Fire Season 12.

These demands for his return aren’t surprising, as we understand the admiration and love that this character has received over the years! But we have to be straightforward with you, as unfortunately, as of writing this, we can confirm that there has been no official announcement on whether or not Jesse Spencer will be returning to the show in the 12th season of Chicago Fire, which is expected to premiere in the fall of 2023.

However, there are a few hints that suggest he might be back! Recently, co-showrunner Andrea Newman told TV Insider, quote, “You know what’s funny? We were just talking about this, that Casey is such a presence on the show still. I think in the last few episodes, every one of ’em had a reference to him in some way or another, large and small. Jesse’s never far from our minds and Casey as a character’s never far from 51’s minds. We love him. We’ll have him back anytime.”

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is Matthew Casey coming back?

Though this did not give any further details, it does suggest that the showrunner is up for his return in future episodes as they did with a high-profile appearance in Chicago Fire Season 11. So, the fans should not lose hope cause if Jesse Spencer does return to Chicago Fire, it will be an exciting moment for fans who have missed his character’s presence.

Many fans were disappointed when he left, and some have even threatened to end their viewership if he does not return. If Jesse Spencer were to return, it would likely lead to a huge boost in excitement and interest surrounding the show, as well as having a positive impact on the ratings. On the other hand, it’s crucial to keep in mind that Jesse Spencer might be unable to do so for a variety of reasons.

He might be prevented from returning by other commitments or scheduling issues, or he might have chosen to go on to other projects. That’s not all, as he has also been open about his relationship with the cast, and in especially with showrunner Derek Haas, and how much he appreciates coming back after he made the decision to step back from the show in order to spend more time with his family.

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is Matthew Casey coming back?

“There’s nothing like old friends, and at a workplace that can be a rarity,” he told TV Insider.I really appreciate that show. I’ve had a soft spot for it, otherwise, I wouldn’t have stayed for 10 years. So coming back is always nice.”

Additionally, the actor was less specific but just as passionate when asked about Casey appearing in season 12. “I loved being back and popping in for an episode, but in terms of coming back full-time, I don’t know. It sort of [coincides] with how the character feels. I hope so, but we’ll have to see what the future holds for that one, for sure.”

In conclusion, it’s uncertain whether Matt Casey will return for Chicago Fire Season 12. However, many fans are still optimistic, especially in light of these recent clues and the possibility that his character might still have a future on the show. Regardless of no official announcements, there will undoubtedly be a lot of drama and exciting action when the show returns. Viewers can always count on another thrilling journey, whether or not Matthew Casey is a part of the Season 12 cast.

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is Matthew Casey coming back?

Chicago Fire Season 11: When will the new episode begin airing on NBC?

The 19th episode, “Take a Shot at the King,” is scheduled to air on May 3, 2023, at the same time as every Wednesday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC. The official synopsis of the episode reads, “Boden, Ritter, Herrmann, and Kidd work together to take down a local politician responsible for a chemical fire; after his aunt’s accident, Gallo worries about their future; Brett steps in to perform Dylan’s magic show when he’s out of town.” 

The 20th  episode, “Never, Ever Make a Mistake,” will air on May 10, 2023, at the same time slot alongside Chicago Med at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) and then be capped off with Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). The official synopsis of the episode follows, “Herrmann works on becoming a better man after Cindy’s cancer journey; Kidd bonds with a homeless victim on a call; Kylie takes her firefighter exams; a harrowing call takes a toll on Brett.”  

Moreover, Chicago Fire is available to stream on NBC, Peacock, FuboTV, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preferences of the users. Additionally, the previous seasons of Chicago Fire are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV, based on the user’s location. In the meantime, take a look at the newly released promo of the 19th episode below: 

Chicago Fire 11x19 Promo (HD)

Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming new episodes of Chicago Fire Season 11 and what you think of Matthew Casey making a comeback.