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Chicago Fire Season 8: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

September 13, 2019
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If you wish to know more about the courageous profession that firefighting is, tune in to ‘Chicago Fire’, a show about the personal and professional lives of the firefighters. There is a lot of drama, deaths, thrills and life saving involved to keep you glued. The show has been created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas and is the first installment in the ‘Chicago’ franchise, which is the brainchild of Dick Wolf of ‘Law & Order‘ fame. ‘Chicago Fire’ airs on the NBC and first premiered on October 10, 2012.

The series centers around the lives of paramedics and firefighters who are part of Firehouse 51 of the Chicago Fire Department. This is the home of Truck Company 81, Squad Company 3, Engine Company 51, Ambulance 61, and Battalion 25. We see how the men and women risk their lives day in and day out to protect the people of Chicago. If you enjoy this show, we advise you to check out the other shows that are part of the franchise, like ‘Chicago P.D.‘, ‘Chicago Med‘, and ‘Chicago Justice‘, since these shows often opt for crossover episodes in order to tie the entire narrative into an immersive universe for fans to enjoy.

Chicago Fire Cast: Who is in it?

The cast ‘Chicago Fire’ is led by Jesse Spencer as Captain Matthew Casy, the captain in-charge of Firehouse 51 and the  Truck Company 81. Casy is second in command to the Battalion chief. He also works in a freelance capacity as a skilled handyman and a carpenter. Although aloof, he is fiercely protective of the people he works with.

Tayler Kinney plays the role of Lieutenant Kelly of the Firehouse 51 and the person in charge of Squad 3. Kelly is mostly portrayed as a ladies’ man who has a flirty nature. Monica Raymund comes in as a firefighter candidate, Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson, one of the few women on the team.

Lauren German is Leslie Elizabeth, who is an experienced paramedic and designated ambulance driver. Other cast members include Charlie Barnett, who is a fire candidate and is known as Peter Mills.

All the main cast members are expected to return for season 8.

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Chicago Fire Plot: What is it about?

‘Chicago Fire’ follows the personal and professional lives that the firefighters of Chicago lead. It makes for a thrilling watch given the difficult and challenging profession they are in and are seen constantly risking their lives to save others. The plot of the show is basically Chicago Fire Department’s rescue stories that comes with deaths of colleagues, friends and the effect it has on their personal lives.

What stands out about the show is how it sticks to the successful formula of a procedural drama, including elements of rivalry, starting off with a testosterone filled atmosphere, which is mitigated by the arrival of some female characters. A word must be said in praise of the realism that the show aspires to. Some of the cast members have observed and worked with actual firefighters in Chicago so as to better portray their roles. While there is no denying the fact that there are soapy elements in this series, underneath it all is a touching story of what it means to be a family.

The crux of the show is the unwavering kinship which is shared by every member of the crew who not only are willing to save the lives of others but are also ready to sacrifice it all to keep their colleagues safe. Since the political and social upheaval has given rise to resorting to entertainment as a means of escape and seeking comfort, seeing such relatable characters who are optimistic and achieve results against insurmountable odds is somewhat comforting.

In season 8, you can expect to see more insight into the lives and struggles of firefighters.

Chicago Fire Season 8 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Chicago Fire’ Season 7 premiered on September 26, 2018. Considering the popularity of the show, NBC renewed it for another season on February 26, 2019.  The co-presidents of the network spoke about the franchise in general at the time of the renewal, saying, “We remain in awe of the job Dick Wolf, our producers, casts, and crews do in creating some of the most compelling television today. The Chicago franchise is a lynchpin of our schedule and we’re thrilled that audiences have embraced our Wednesdays with such incredible passion for these shows and characters.”

‘Chicago Fire’ Season 8 is all set to release on September 25, 2019. Don’t forget to mark your calendars.

Chicago Fire Trailer:

Check out ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 8 trailer below to get excited.

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