Chicago Fire Season 12: Is it renewed or canceled?

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is it renewed or not?
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Will the popular One Chicago series return for another season in 2023? Continue reading to find out more about
Chicago Fire Season 12.

Are you a die-hard fan of the Chicago Fire? Well, then the wait to get some updates relating to the future of the series is over! We are thrilled to inform you that Chicago Fire will be back with another thrilling action, and intense drama-filled season, which has excited fans worldwide who will get to witness the next chapter of the Chicago Fire Department at the fictional Firehouse 51.

It is clear that the anticipation has become more exciting than ever! As a result, it’s easy to see why the renewal has heightened expectations and captured the interest of fans. If you are one of them, then, especially for you, we’ve compiled a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, among others, before the premiere. Continue reading to find out all the details about Chicago Fire Season 12.

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is it renewed or not?

Chicago Fire Season 12 Renewal Status

Much to the delight of viewers, the show has been officially greenlit for a 12th season by NBC for the 2023–2024 television season, which was confirmed back in April 2023. 

It is not surprising that the renewal was approved as this drama television series has received favorable reviews from critics and viewers around the globe. With strong performances, the drama has been a moneymaker for the company, so it isn’t unexpected that the network was quick to renew all of the three One Chicago series. 

Take a look at the official announcement as shared by Wolf Entertainment:

Chicago Fire Season 12 Release Date and Time Slot

The exact premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, as the series was renewed a few months ago and the finale episode of the 11th season, “Red Waterfall,” is still left to premiere on May 24, 2023, which is way too early for the network to confirm any details about Chicago Fire Season 12.

On the positive side, the network has confirmed that Season 12 is scheduled to air in the fall of 2023, with September being the ideal release window, and it is expected to premiere every Friday night. In addition to this, the premiere of the new season is predicted to have the same time slot of 9/8c, just like other original series.

As of writing this, we would like to highlight that details about the release window are just pure speculation as it could be delayed by the ongoing WGA Strike! So, this is just our guess that the next season might follow the same pattern. Hence, we suggest that viewers keep a close eye on social media to get all the details without missing out on any future updates.

Chicago Fire Season 12: What to expect?

Though it is far too early to predict future storylines, the new season is likely to elaborate on 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. The next season will definitely pick up from the 11th season finale, which followed:

“Brett waits for life-changing news; Herrmann encounters a psychic with a grave warning on a call; Kidd finds a new lead on the Homeland Security case.”

“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.”

On the other hand, the fans want Jesse Spencer, to return as Matt Casey in the new season after seeing him return for a short cameo in the present season. “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 tells NBC Insider.

“The storyline [in Episode 18] does allude to Casey sort of eyeing whether he could actually move back to 51. Can he potentially, in the future, rekindle his relationship with Brett [Kara Killmer] and start that fire again? We’re ‘gonna have to see. Casey’s looking at it; it’s a potential thing, but we just don’t know right now. We’ll leave that to the future. We’ll throw it to the gods and see what they say.”

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is it renewed or not?

Chicago Fire Season 12 Cast and Crew

The main cast members among other recurring 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.”

The drama television series is created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, with Dick Wolf as an executive producer. 

Chicago Fire Season 12: Is it renewed or not?

Chicago Fire Season 12 Episode Count and Streaming Options

The next season has received 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 story’s flow. On the other hand, 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. 

The series is also available to watch on NBC’s website, 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 location.

Chicago Fire Season 12 Official Teaser Trailer

Early Renewal Official Trailer

There is no official teaser or trailer for Chicago Fire Season 12 because the finale episode of the 11th season is still to be released, which makes it way too early for any major network to produce any new content.

Moreover, the filming hasn’t even commenced, as it will take a short hiatus before the network reveals some details about the next season’s storyline.

Until then, we encourage viewers to speculate about the storylines that may be explored to extend the One Chicago franchise for more seasons. Also, check out the official teaser for Chicago Fire Season 11 Episode 22, which will be broadcast next week on May 24, 2023.

Chicago Fire 11x22 Promo "Red Waterfall" (HD) Season Finale

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