Is Kara Killmer leaving Chicago Fire Season 12?

Is Chicago Fire Season 12 happening?

Kara Killmer will be leaving Chicago Fire in Season 12, as confirmed by People.

The 35-year-old actress plays paramedic Sylvie Brett on the NBC procedural drama and joined the series in 2014 during season 3 and has appeared in more than 190 episodes. People reported that the details of her departure, as well as the date, have been kept under wraps until now. The viewers speculate that since the final scene of Season 11 showed her love interest Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) dropping to a knee and proposing, it will be a logical derivation that she will be moving towards the west from Chicago.

Killmer thereafter almost confirmed the rumors of her departure in the next Season via some reminiscent pictures on Instagram. She wrote in the caption, “These are the very first few pictures I took, or was tagged in, when I first came to Chicago,” adding, “Going up in the Squad 1 basket was my first exposure to the CFD—some of the best firefighters in the country!” She continued in the caption, “The view from my very first apartment was absolutely stunning and the beginning of a love affair with the gorgeous city of Chicago!”


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Kara Killmer (@karebearacares)

However, for Chicago fans, there may be a sliver of hope to fill the void that Killmer’s departure will create. Incidentally, People reported that Taylor Kinney will return in season 12 following a hiatus from the hit NBC procedural that he took earlier in the year. After several questions propped up on the sudden departure of Kinney from the show, an insider member of the production team confirmed to People in January that Kinney has taken the said sabbatical to “deal with a personal matter.”

Severide’s sudden disappearance from the show was explained in an episode from Season 11 of the show as having to do with a last-minute opportunity for Severide to attend “the best arson investigation training program in the world.” However, his consistent absence from the show thereafter caused concern among the fandom.

Chicago Fire: Taylor Kinney will be back as Kelly Severide in Season 12
Credit: NBC

People additionally gathered updates that the entire Chicago franchise, which includes Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Fire, is set to resume production on November 27, although the dates have not been announced yet. Jessy Schram, who plays Dr. Hannah Asher, has opened up to People opened up to PEOPLE about the cast’s exciting return to set following the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA strikes. She said, “I get to go back to Chicago Med and we’re slated to start from photography on the 27th of November,” adding, “So right after Thanksgiving, we’re up. She continued her statement, “All the crews are back. Our cast, our crew, everybody that’s part of it gets to go back to work again.”

Catch the entire Chicago franchise on Peacock.