Chicago Fire Season 12: Emotional Rollercoaster Ahead as Taylor Kinney Returns

Chicago Fire Season 12 is set to be an emotional rollercoaster, according to executive producer Andrea Newman. In an interview with Variety, Newman revealed that the new season will start with a bang. With the departure of Alberto Rosende and Kara Killmer, who play Blake Gallo and Sylvie Brett respectively, and the return of Taylor Kinney’s Kelly Severide, anything can happen in this abbreviated season.

The new season takes place six months after the events of the Season 11 finale. Casey proposed to Sylvie, Kidd went in search of her husband, and Mouch was left injured in the hospital. As Season 12 kicks off on January 17th at 9 p.m. ET, audiences can expect a level 10 out of 10 emotional ride.

Newman also discussed the vibe on set this season, stating that the energy levels were through the roof. With Taylor Kinney back full-time, the dynamics between the characters have shifted. There is a new dynamic between Severide and Kidd, with the heat and sexual tension between them still strong.

Regarding Alberto Rosende’s departure, Newman expressed her love for the character and the impact he had on the show. Although it was sad to write him off, it felt natural given the strong season Gallo had. As for Gallo and Violet’s potential as an endgame couple, Newman revealed that their relationship had evolved into a beautiful friendship, making it unlikely for them to be endgame.

The Season 12 premiere will quickly reveal Brett’s plans after Casey’s proposal, but things won’t go as intended. Jesse Spencer will be back as Matt Casey, as the show cannot live without him. Kara Killmer will also be in a chunk of the season before her departure.

Finally, Newman praised Rome Flynn’s addition to the cast as Jake Gibson, describing him as a phenomenal actor who brings a different energy to the team at 51.

In conclusion, Chicago Fire Season 12 promises to be an emotional rollercoaster with the return of familiar faces and the departure of beloved characters. Audiences can expect surprises, tensions, and new dynamics among the members of Firehouse 51.