TVGuide.com has confirmed that Elrod, who played Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) brief love interest Dr. Thorpe on the most recent season of Grey's, has been cast as Travis Brenner, a social media celebrity who befriends Severide (Taylor Kinney), on Season 5 of Chicago Fire. The character will appear in a multi-episode arc.
Travis and Severide meet on a fire call, according to TVLine, after which Severide is "tempted to join Brenner's fast-paced inner circle."
On Monday, Elrod posted a picture of himself with some of the Chicago Fire gang on Instagram:
Chicago Fire returns Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 10/9c on NBC. Are you looking forward to Severide's bromance?