‘Chicago Fire’ Star Taylor Kinney Opens Up About Character’s Future on the Show

by Leanne Stahulak

“Chicago Fire” star Taylor Kinney has been with the hit NBC procedural since the beginning. And now, it sounds like he’s not leaving anytime soon.

Rumors circulated earlier this year that Kinney might leave the show after he hadn’t yet renewed his contract. But Hello! Magazine reported that he has since renewed it through the end of the current Season 10. After that, it depends on what the network and showrunners decide.

But if Kinney had a choice, his character Kelly Serveride would stay a key character on “Chicago Fire.”

“He doesn’t spend a lot of time in the rearview, there’s always something exciting going on,” Kinney told Hollywood Outbreak earlier this week. “There’s always something he’s working on and he loves his trade. He loves what he does for a living, that’s kind of been ingrained in him by his father, Benny, when he passed.”

Kinney added, “I don’t think there’s a lack of stories to tell with this character. He’s a resilient guy.”

“Chicago Fire” fans have certainly watched Severide endure a lot over the last 10 seasons. Not just from working in the industry but in his personal life as well. But that resiliency has helped him through it and helped him grow as a character.

‘Chicago Fire’ Actor Taylor Kinney Shares Thankgivig Snap with Co-Star Eamonn Walker

To celebrate the recent holiday, “Chicago Fire” star Taylor Kinney took to Instagram to share a hilarious post with fans. In the photo, Eamonn Walker smiles at the camera while Kinney makes a kissing face.

“Happy Thanksgiving from Chicago!! Severide and Chief Boden sending love and light! Be kind. Gobble Gobble!” Kinney captioned the post.

Walker, like Kinney, has been with “Chicago Fire” since the beginning. He plays Chief Wallace Boden on the show and is joined by Christian Stolte, Joe Minoso, Randy Flagler, David Eigenberg, and Kara Killmer. The cast just celebrated the show’s 200th episode during its 10th season, and Walker can’t believe he’s belonged to the show for this long.

“This is the longest job I’ve ever had. I have to be honest, I didn’t think I’d do anything for 10 years,” Walker told K5 News. “But I’m very, very grateful, as my peers are saying here, to be able to say that we’re a part of it and that we are working.”

The “Chicago Fire” star added that it felt like “a dream come true [to] be a part of something good and something great. And here we are. It’s an honor.”

The One Chicago franchise, which includes “Chicago Fire,” Chicago Med,” and “Chicago PD,” has certainly proven to be great over the last several years. And we can’t wait to see what’s coming next.