It looks like the One Chicago franchise might be down a few familiar faces next fall. Deadline reports that Jon Seda is set to exit Chicago P.D. this season, while Colin Donnell and Norma Kuhling will be exiting Chicago Med as series regulars. (NBC had no comment.)
As always with One Chicago exits, it's worth remembering that this news, of course, leaves room for all three to return for special appearances or crossover episodes (assuming they make it out of their respective series alive). However, this is still a pretty big blow to both casts.
Seda, who plays Detective Antonio Dawson, started off as a guest star on flagship series Chicago Fire before joining Chicago P.D. as one of its original cast members. He briefly ventured over to the unsuccessful Chicago Justice spin-off before returning to Chicago P.D. after its cancellation. Now, it appears he'll be departing for good due to what Deadline says are "creative reasons." There are no such details to explain Donnell and Kuhling's exits from Chiacgo Med, but Donnell took to social media Friday afternoon to confirm the exit on Twitter:
It's been an honor to be a part of such a great trio of shows and in the @WolfEnt family.— COLIN DONNELL (@colindonnell) April 19, 2019
I know that there's great things coming for Season 5 and I can't wait to see what they are along with all you fans.
So what do you think all these exits mean for One Chicago? Should we brace ourselves for more shifts in casting when the shows, which have all been renewed, return next fall?
Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. air Wednesdays at 8/7c and 10/9c on NBC.