Breaking: Is Joe Cruz Leaving Chicago Fire? Shocking Twist Leaves Fans on Edge

Chicago, Illinois – Fans of NBC’s drama series “Chicago Fire” are anxiously wondering if Joe Cruz, played by Joe Minoso, will be leaving the show. As one of the few remaining original characters on the series, viewers are eager to know what lies ahead for Cruz, a firefighter on Squad 3 at Firehouse 51.

“Chicago Fire,” which premiered in 2012 and is part of NBC’s One Chicago franchise, follows the lives of firefighters and paramedics in the Chicago Fire Department. Created by Dick Wolf, the mastermind behind the “Law & Order” and “FBI” franchises, the show has garnered a dedicated fan base over the years.

In a recent episode preview, Cruz’s future on the show seemed uncertain as tensions rose between him and Lieutenant Kelly Severide. However, showrunner Andrea Newman hinted that the issues between Cruz and Severide would be resolved throughout Season 12.

While Minoso has not confirmed whether Cruz will be leaving the show, his social media posts after the Season 12 premiere suggest that he will continue to be a part of “Chicago Fire.” Minoso reposted a tribute from cast member Christian Stolte, expressing gratitude for 11 years on the show.

Minoso also discussed the six-month time jump in the Season 12 premiere, teasing that it would address unresolved questions from the previous season. He thanked the audience for their continued support and expressed excitement about the potential for crossover episodes with other shows in the One Chicago franchise.

If Cruz were to leave “Chicago Fire,” he would be the third character to exit in Season 12, joining Blake Gallo and Sylvie Brett. However, at this point, there is no indication that Minoso’s character will be leaving the show.

“Chicago Fire” airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC and is available for streaming on Peacock. Fans can continue to tune in to see the latest developments and enjoy the multifaceted performances of Minoso as Cruz.