What’s new in the world of Firehouse 51? Here is everything we know about the latest updates to Chicago Fire Season 12.
Can you believe that NBC’s 2023 broadcast season has already covered six months’ worth of content? It has been nothing but sort of a wonderful time to binge-watch some of the best series available across various genres, with one of them being the most talked-about franchise, One Chicago, which has treated its fan base with amazing seasons from Chicago Med, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Fire!
There is no doubt that fans love to stream all three series together, but when it comes to picking the best one out of the lot, Chicago Fire has always been winning the polls, especially after the viewers who tuned in watched the final episode of the 11th season, in which the viewers saw Brett wait for life-changing news, which made fans wonder again about the future plans of the show after such a jaw-dropping cliffhanger!
So, if you want to get a complete summary of all the latest updates and developments that have happened for Chicago Fire Season 12 so far, then you have reached the right place to get all the answers!
Continue reading to find out more about this beloved television drama series.
Chicago Fire Season 12: What is the current status?
As of June 2023, there have been no other major updates for Chicago Fire Season 12, which isn’t surprising if we consider the fact that the 11th season recently ended its run, due to which the network might be aiming to take a break from all the One Chicago content and signify their focus on other television series that is scheduled to release in the coming weeks.
In case the fans want to get first-hand information about the show’s return, they will have to stay tuned to the official social media handles as it becomes available.
Despite the lack of updates right now, the fandom always has something positive to talk about, as we know that the series was granted an early renewal by NBC for its 12th season, which will be a part of the 2023–2024 broadcast season has a lot of significance for the fandom as it brings hope for them to catch up with new updates as the season draws close to its release.
On the other hand, after the renewal was confirmed the fans have also been treated with the potential release window of Chicago Fire Season 12 which has also cheered up the fans. It is expected to arrive in the fall of 2023, with September being the most likely broadcast schedule with the same time slot of 9/8c on the NBC network.
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) May 12, 2023
However, we also want to point out that there is a remote chance that the show won’t even return this year because of the ongoing writer’s strike, which hasn’t reached a resolution yet and can cause a significant change in the release date. If this occurs, the network will confirm it because filming hasn’t started and may be projected to begin sometime around August 2023 if the strike is resolved.
In conclusion, if the show is aiming for a fall premiere, then there are a lot of hurdles for the production house to face in the coming weeks as the writer’s room has not resumed their work, due to which the filming can’t move as planned and will take time to properly conduct the post-production, which involved the most difficult task of editing the episodes to meet the demands of the fans and ensuring the flow of the story perfectly from one episode to another.
So far, these are the only major updates we are aware of; therefore, the fans will have to wait patiently, stream the entire series if they haven’t already, and hope for the best result until there are any official statements made by the cast or the show makers, which we are certain will be communicated to the fandom in the coming weeks.
Chicago Fire Season 12: What can the fans expect to see in the new season?
As the firefighters, rescue squad, and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 forge headfirst into danger, the choices they make can mean the difference between life and death. But from the relentless pressure of saving lives, an extended family is forged. This high-octane drama from Executive Producer Dick Wolf offers an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions.
Moreover, the much anticipated 12th season has received a 22-episode order which is expected to air on a weekly basis.
As not much hasn’t been disclosed about the new plotlines, it is intended to follow the plot from the final episode of the prior season, which is as follows: “Brett travels to Indiana, and 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 and goes to a psychic parlor, and later the big reveal happens where Matthew Casey finally returns.”
NBC announced that Taylor Kinney, who portrays Kelly Severide, would take a leave of absence to focus on a “personal matter.” It was later announced that Kinney would not appear in the season finale, and that’s the reason why former cast member Jesse Spencer, who has portrayed Captain Matthew Casey, returned in a guest starring role in Kinney’s absence and returned for the season finale.
“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.”
The cast members who are speculated to return in the new season are as follows: Taylor Kinney as Lieutenant Kelly Severide, 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.”
which squad would you join? 🤔
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) May 24, 2023
Chicago Fire: Where to stream?
Chicago Fire is available to stream on Peacock, FuboTV, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream the entire series 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 Wednesday nights at the 9/8c time slot.
Additionally, the previous seasons of Chicago Fire are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV, based on the user’s location.
"our first kiss was right here" ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JR7lBbmCs4
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) May 25, 2023
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming new episodes of Chicago Fire Season 12 or not.