Why did Taylor Kinney, who plays the much-talked about character Kelly Severide on Chicago Fire leave the show?
Taylor Kinney is not going to be spearheading the Chicago Fire team. The actor who pays the much-talked-about character Kelly Severide will be taking a leave of absence from the firefighting drama for an unspecified amount of time, in a piece of news first broken by Variety.
According to Variety, Taylor Kinney, the actor who plays Kelly Severide in the TV drama series Chicago Fire, will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the show. The cast and writing team were informed of his departure, and adjustments will have to be made to the script and storylines to accommodate his absence in upcoming episodes – with Severide being quite an important character.
However, is there a particular reason the actor has decided to step away? As it turns out, although the reason for Kinney’s departure was not specified – it was reported that he is taking time off to deal with a personal matter. Neither Kinney nor any of the show’s representatives commented on the details of the situation.
Which other actor left Chicago Fire recently?
Jesse Spencer, who plays Captain Matthew Casey also recently left the show.
Leaving a show for personal reasons is nothing new for One Chicago. Kinney’s co-star for over a decade, Jesse Spencer, decided to leave Fire during season 10 in order to spend more time with his family. Spencer came back for a handful of cameos, but it was clear that he wanted to prioritize his personal life after years of fighting fires onscreen.
Despite his exile, Taylor Kinney will not be leaving Chicago Fire permanently. Instead, he will be taking a leave of absence and is expected to return at an unspecified time. This departure may require adjustments to the established storylines in Season 11, such as Severide’s planned arc with Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) and the investigation into the attack on the couple’s honeymoon. Hopefully, these changes will not negatively impact the overall narrative.
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