Is Jesse Spencer returning to the show in 2023 or not? Continue reading to find out.
If you have been watching the series, we are sure that you may have been wondering if it is really true that Jesse Spencer will return to the show in 2023 or not. Then you have reached the right place! As, the 11th season has reached its ninth episode, a lot of speculation about this question has been raised on social media and in fan forums. So it is only fair that you get all the answers to unanswered queries.
For you, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the current situations surrounding the characters’ arcs and plotlines in this new season. So you can get a head start and be prepared to know the details before the new episodes air on the channel. Here’s everything we know about whether Jesse Spencer may or may not be returning to the show.
Chicago Fire: Who is Matthew Casey?
Captain Matthew Casey works for the Portland Fire Department. He was portrayed by Jesse Spencer. 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. He has a niece named Violet as well as an older sister named Christie. His mother suffered from her husband’s abuse when he was a teenager. When she lost her cool, she shot and killed Gregory after using a key Matt had left outside to gain entry to his house after Gregory started verbally abusing Matt.
Chicago Fire: Will Jesse Spencer return to the show in 2023?
During a recent interview with TV Insider, he was asked about the possibility of seeing Casey again, to which he responded: “Can you call Jesse Spencer for us and just tell him that you said that so that we can make that happen? That sounds great to me,” adds Newman, “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.”
According to One Chicago Center, Casey will eventually return to Chicago Fire, but given how things are going with Brett (Kara Killmer), we don’t anticipate it to be in season 11. The idea of bringing the character back so soon would serve to undo a lot of the progress made by Brett in terms of moving past Casey and trying to date again. It would make more sense if the writers decided to bring back everyone’s favorite (ex) firefighter after Brett’s maturation and her current romantic arc have been resolved.
Chicago Fire Season 11: When will the new episode begin airing on NBC?
The 10th episode is scheduled to air on January 4, 2023, at the same time as every Wednesday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC. It will air alongside Chicago Med at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) and then be capped off with Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on the broadcast, which will be later available on other streaming platforms. On the other hand, it is already assumed that the new episode will continue the plot from the previous episodes.
On the other hand, it is already assumed that the new episode will continue the plot from the previous episodes. The runtime of each episode is approximately 40 to 43 minutes. As of December 27, 2022, the official title and synopsis of the upcoming episodes have not been released. These details will be publicly disclosed as the premiere date approaches and will follow the basic premise of the show that will be expanded further.
Take a look at the official promo below:
Chicago Fire Season 11: A Quick Recap
Here’s what we know about Chicago Fire Season 11 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the episodes.
Episode 1: Hold on Tight – September 21, 2022: The episode is directed by Reza Tabrizi and written by Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.75 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Kidd and Severide’s honeymoon is interrupted by a dangerous person from their past. Kidd’s former academy classmate joins Firehouse 51. Brett and Violet reflect on their relationships.”
Episode 2: Every Scar Tells a Story – September 28, 2022: The episode is directed by Brenna Malloy and written by Matt Whitney. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.76 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Javi spends a couple of shifts at Firehouse 51. Kidd and Carver work together to help Carver’s former boss. As Hawkins and Violet’s relationship blossoms, Gallo turns his attention elsewhere.”
Episode 3: Completely Shattered – October 5, 2022: The episode is directed by Matt Earl Beesley and written by Derek Haas. It is estimated to be viewed by 7.35 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Kidd recruits Carver, Capp, and Tony to help prepare her new lieutenant’s quarters. Severide and Det. Pryma reluctantly pairs up to work on a police investigation. Firehouse 51 comes together to fight a movie theater fire.”
Episode 4: The Center of the Universe – October 12, 2022: The episode is directed by Stephen Cragg and written by Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 7.16 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Kidd gets a glimpse into Carver’s chaotic personal life; Mouch and Herrmann receive an unexpected gift.”
Episode 5: Haunted House – October 19, 2022: The episode is directed by Reza Tabrizi and written by Victor Teran. It is estimated to be viewed by 7.03 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Firehouse 51 hosts a Halloween open house; Kidd and Severide help a young girl after she gets kicked out of her home.”
Episode 6: All-Out Mystery – November 2, 2022: The episode is directed by Brenna Malloy and written by Andrea Newman and Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.56 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Severide and Kidd investigate an explosion at a jewelry store; Cruz and Chloe take steps to make Javi a permanent part of their family; Gallo, Ritter, and Mouch try to bond with Carver.”
Episode 7: Angry Is Easier – November 9, 2022: The episode is directed by Kantu Lentz and written by Elizabeth Sherman. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.19 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Herrmann is tasked with fulfilling a man’s dying wish; Kidd reflects on her Girls on Fire program after one of her students graduates from the Fire Academy; a heckler harasses Firehouse 51.”
Episode 8: A Beautiful Life – November 16, 2022: The episode is directed by Lisa Robinson and the story is written by Ashley Cooper along with the teleplay written by Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.90 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Detective Pryma asks for Severide’s help on a case involving explosives; Gallo and Carver clash after Gallo improvises on a call; Violet encourages Brett to start dating again.”
Episode 9: Nemesis – December 7, 2022: The episode is directed by Reza Tabrizi and the story is written by Victor Teran. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.85 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Severide struggles with the cost of helping Det. Pryma with the Martucci case; Gallo campaigns for Herrmann to represent 51 at the National Firefighter’s Association’s Winter Conference; a familiar face makes a shocking return.”
Chicago Fire Season 11: Where to stream the new episodes?
Chicago Fire is 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 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.
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming new episodes of Chicago Fire Season 11 on NBC.