A key piece of the “Chicago Fire” spinoff is now in place.
Melissa Sagemiller (“Soul Survivor”) will appear in the “Chicago Fire” season one finale, which will be planted spinoff to the new drama about the Chicago Police Department.
She will play Detective Willhite of the Chicago PD Intelligence Unit. The pilot reunites Sagemiller will Wolf Films and NBC; she did a major arc on “Law & Order: SVU” as ADA Gillian Hardwicke a couple of years ago. “SVU,” ironically, is also a spinoff of “Law & Order.”
Tania Raymonde and Scott Eastwood were also recently cast. It is unknown which actors from “Chicago Fire” would be transferred to the spinoff. Jon Seda, who has recurred as Chicago PD Detective Antonio Dawson, is considered a strong possibility.
Dick Wolf (“Law and Order”), Danielle Gelber, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Matt Olmstead and Peter Jankowski executive produce “Chicago Fire.” Haas, Brandt, Olmstead and Wolf would oversee the new project from Universal Television and Wolf Films.
Taylor Kinney (“The Vampire Diaries”), Jesse Spencer(“House M.D.”), Charlie Barnett, Monica Raymund, Lauren German, Eamonn Walker, David Eigenberg and Teri Reeves star in “Chicago Fire.”
Sagemiller has also appeared in series “Sleeper Cell” and “Raising the Bar,” and feature “Sorority Boys.”
“Chicago Fire” airs Wednesday at 10 ET.