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New TV Series: NBC Universal Orders Full Season of ‘Chicago Fire’ — Filming in Chicago

Wed May 09 2012 11:52 pm
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Wolf Films and NBC Universal have announced that NBC Universal has ordered a full season of Dick Wolf’s “Chicago Fire” which will start shooting in mid-July going to the end of the year and possibly into spring 2013. Back in January, ‘Chicago Fire’ fans immediately became enthusiastic when NBC had approved the attempt at a pilot

The series ‘Chicago Fire’ is set to air on NBC this fall. NBC will release the fall schedule on May 14, 2012.

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The action-driven drama stars Taylor Kinney (“The Vampire Diaries”), Jesse Spencer (“House”), Monica Raymund (“The Good Wife”), former Chicagoan David Eigenberg (“Sex and the City”), Eamonn Walker (“Kings”) and Lauren German (“Hawaii Five-0”).

Eamonn Walker is cast well, and has the look of a seasoned Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief. Taylor Kinney in turnout gear already has girls swooning.

Taylor Kinney as ‘Kelly Severide’ (left) and Joe Minoso as ‘Joe Cruz’ (Photo Credit © 2012 The Cardinal — More photos on …

Dick Wolf is a producer of crime stories, such as the television series Miami Vice (supervising producer) and NBC’s Law & Order, which he created. Plots of Law & Order were often based on real cases that recently made headlines (“Ripped from the Headlines”), and lasted for 20 seasons. Episodes were shot in New York City with emphasis on local characters, dialects, neighborhood customs, history and cityscapes.

Many locals and people across the nation, and around the world have already expressed interest to The Cardinal that they are hoping the television show about Chicago firefighters and paramedics would pick up a similar local feel of the melting pot of Chicago and it’s welcoming of diaspora from many ancestral homelands.

Dick Wolf could have an extreme hit on his hands. Knowing that the show would be a local hit is a no-brainer. But a genius could turn ‘Chicago Fire’ into an international sensation.

Michael Brandt, Danielle Gelber, Derek Haas, and Peter Jankowski are executive producers. John L. Roman is producer, and Dick Wolf is executive producer.

Full cast list on as of May 9, 2012 …

Taylor Kinney … Kelly Severide

Lauren German … Leslie Shay

Jesse Spencer … Matthew Casey

Monica Raymund … Gabriela Dawson

Eamonn Walker … Walter Boden

David Eigenberg … Christopher Herrmann

Christian Stolte … Mouch

Teri Reeves … Hallie Casey

Merle Dandridge … Kay Fitori

Jim Nieciecki … Chicago Police Officer

Mo Gallini … Jose Vargas

Larisa Polonsky … Jodi

Charlie Barnett … Peter Mills

Don Kress … Battalion Fire Chief

Yuri Sardarov … Otis

Mino Mackic … Mayor’s Security

Joe Minoso … Joe Cruz

Kris Wolff … Cop #1

José María Mendiola Hospital Administrator

Rebekah Ward-Hays Woman in Car

Roberta Chung … Lookie Loo

Mark Vallarta … David Talbott

Arthur-ANgelo Sarinas Spectator

Eugene Parker … Olmstead

John R. Haley … Fireman/Officer (uncredited)

Russ Panzarella … Boxing Judge/Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Greg Peterson … Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)

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