What new explosive revelations are heading to Firehouse 51? Continue reading to find out more about Chicago Fire Season 12.
Get ready to embark on another journey with Chicago Fire as the stakes are higher than ever before, with tensions running high as our heroes battle new challenges that will test their mettle like never before. It promises to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions that will leave viewers wanting more!
So, if you have any questions about the potential release date for the highly anticipated 12th season, then don’t worry! We have got you covered with all the details about the upcoming chapter, which seems to have a lot in store for the One Chicago fandom. Continue reading to find out more about NBC’s Chicago Fire Season 12.
Chicago Fire Season 12 Release Date: When will the new season premiere?
The renewal was confirmed earlier this year along with its sister shows, Chicago PD and Chicago Med, but that doesn’t mean that the show will premiere sooner than you think, especially not in July 2023. The official premiere date of Chicago Fire Season 12 has not been acknowledged yet, as many networks have been reported to be holding all scripted content until 2024!
The main reason for this delay is the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike which is an ongoing labor dispute between the Writers Guild of America — representing 11,500 screenwriters — and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers that began on May 2, 2023.
As there are many reports confirming that the writing for the upcoming season has not started due to the temporary halt in the writer’s room. This update is quite unfortunate when we consider the fact that filming usually begins in the summer season if the network is aiming for its fall release later this year. So, if we look at the current status, one thing is pretty much clear:
The network might be considering some crucial changes to its 2023 fall schedule!
In conclusion, the next season can eventually be released sometime in 2024. Only if the production doesn’t start in August and the creators decide to postpone the filming until later this year, as the strike is likely not to reach any conclusion in the coming months. Lastly, there is still a chance that the only update we get in the coming weeks will be that the network decides to publish the show’s revised release dates in order to avoid further confusion.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds. Though there are positive signs for the fans to look forward to, the potential release window of Chicago Fire Season 12 is likely to maintain consistency, and it will premiere new episodes every Wednesday night at the same time slot of 9 p.m. EST, preceded by Med at 8 p.m. EST and followed by P.D. at 10 p.m. EST.
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Chicago Fire Season 12 Plot: What to expect in the next season?
This One Chicago series will once again delve right 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. Even though the series was renewed earlier this year, it is too early to predict future storylines, but we are certain that the new season is intended to carry the story forward, which includes some of the following predictions, which we have summarised for you below:
In the wake of a fire/extremist threat, Mouch’s life hangs in the balance. Sylvie’s relationship with Dylan came to a close, and a new door opened as Casey proposed to her, all the while as she was looking to adopt an infant girl. Stella makes the decision to leave Chicago in hopes of bringing Kelly back. After looking at these points, one thing is certain: the next season will pick up from the last season’s final episode, “Red Waterfall,” in which the viewers get to see the following plot:
The viewers get to see that Brett travels to Indiana, hoping to receive life-changing news. Firehouse 51 is called to the scene of an accident. Stella notices something in the SUV and alerts Boden. Herrmann is taunted by one of the victims he saved at a call and went to a psychic parlor. Casey returns and proposes to Brett. Mouch is injured during a call and is rushed to Chicago Med. Initially, he seems fine, but later he loses consciousness and flatlines.
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” One Chicago creator Dick Wolf said in a statement. “All six shows [including the Law & Order franchise] being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers, and writers. I’d also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.” Also, check out the final episode’s promo to recall what has transpired in the series so far:
Chicago Fire Season 12 Cast: Who will return?
According to Deadline, after striking a deal with NBC on budgets that will put the series on the air for another season, One Chicago producers Universal Television and Dick Wolf’s studio-based Wolf Entertainment are also cutting talent expenditures. In order to keep budget expenses down, there may be a cast shake-up which will be disclosed later. So, the main cast members, among other recurring cast members who are speculated to return in the new season, are as follows:
Kara Killmer as Paramedic Sylvie Brett, David Eigenberg as Lieutenant Christopher Herrmann, Joe Miñoso as Firefighter Joe Cruz, Christian Stolte as Firefighter Randy “Mouch” McHolland, Miranda Rae Mayo as Lieutenant Stella Kidd, Alberto Rosende as Firefighter Blake Gallo, Daniel Kyri as Firefighter Darren Ritter, Hanako Greensmith as Paramedic Violet Mikami, and Eamonn Walker as Deputy District Chief Wallace Boden.
“We understand the emotional connection our audience has with these characters and we can’t wait to bring more of their stories to the forefront next season,” Lisa Katz, the president of scripted programming at NBCUniversal and Streaming, said in a statement. Further adding, “A huge thank you to Dick and his amazing team who are the masters of producing incredibly compelling television week after week.”
Chicago Fire Season 12 Cast: Who is unlikely to return?
As per reports, Jesse Spencer, who returned as Matt Casey in the 11th season finale, might not be a part of the main cast as he stated, “The idea when I left the show was that if it was appropriate and it would work with the storyline they wanted to do, I would be open—and they would be open—to bringing Casey back,” Spencer told NBC Insider. The other cast member, Taylor Kinney, might also be taking a leave of absence to focus on a “personal matter.”
He didn’t appear in the season finale of the last season, and former cast member Jesse Spencer, who has portrayed Captain Matthew Casey, returned in a guest-starring role in Kinney’s absence for the season finale. Since then, no confirmation about his character’s return has been hinted at, leaving a slight chance that his character might not appear until the next season. These cast members are still subject to change as it is still uncertain who will join or leave the series.
Hence, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next! In addition to this, the drama television series’ executive producers are Dick Wolf, Derek Haas, Andrea Newman, Michael Gilvary, Reza Tabrizi, Arthur Forney, and Peter Jankowski. Chicago Fire is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
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Chicago Fire Season 12 Episodes: How many will be there?
The next season is speculated to consist of a 22-episode order with a runtime of 42 to 44 minutes, which is expected to air on a weekly basis. It is intended to follow the same count to maintain the season’s flow. We’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released. These details will be revealed once the release date draws closer to avoid any early leaks about the respective plotlines and character arcs.
We would also like to highlight that recently, NBC Chicago reported disheartening news, as the report indicates that the ongoing strike could also result in seasons being shortened due to the lack of episode scripts and the writer’s room not resuming their work until a proper resolution, which will eventually lead to production delays. ‘They could be forced to cut seasons short or delay filming altogether,” the outlet added, which will be quite unfortunate but for the best in order to avoid another delay!
Chicago Fire Season 12 Official Trailer: Is it available?
We would like to highlight that currently, there is no official teaser or trailer for Chicago Fire Season 12 because the filming hasn’t even begun, which makes it way too early for the network to produce any new promo. The production will commence once the scripts are completed and the strike reaches a resolution in order to avoid hurdles. Until then, we encourage viewers to speculate about the storylines that may be explored to extend the One Chicago franchise for more seasons.
The entire three series of One Chicago are available to watch on NBC’s official website and app, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel. The show is also available to stream on Peacock, FuboTV, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream the series by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans. The previous seasons of the One Chicago franchise are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV, based on the user’s selective location.
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) May 12, 2023
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