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Exclusive: Chicago Fire bosses detail Brett's 'turmoil' ahead of emotional premiere
Chicago Fire fans saw Matthew Casey and Sylvie Brett return to the Windy City at the end of season 10 and have an emotional conversation that revealed they were unsure whether their long-distance romance would last.MORE: Chicago PD star Marina Squerciati shares first day back on set pictureNow, executive producer Derek Haas has confirmed that fans will get "clarification" on the future of Brett and Casey's romance in the season 11 premiere.WATCH: One Chicago returns to NBC"We’ll definitely get some answers to where she stands with Casey," he told HELLO!, adding: "I’d say that Brett is going to face some major turmoil this season."Fans saw Casey decide to leave Chicago to move to Oregon and help raise his late best friend's children, with him and Brett attempting to try long distance.He returned for the finale of season 10 and the wedding of Kelly Severide and Stella Kidd, and during an emotional dance together Brett asked: "Can we keep this up with so much time apart?"Casey paused before cryptically telling her: "I don't know, but we're together tonight." Season 11 will see Brett go through 'turmoil'Elsewhere the season opener will pick up immediately where season 10 left us - with Severide and Kidd on their honeymoon and being tracked by unknown attackers."We like doing these immediate pick-ups, because the show really launches out of a cannon when you do that," shared Derek. The premiere picks up where season 10 left off"Pace is so important to us as a show, and we like it when the audience can’t take a breath until the first commercial.
Chicago Fire bosses tease 'dangerous' conclusion to Violet and Chief Hawkins romance
Chicago Fire bosses have teased a dramatic conclusion to the ongoing Violet Mikami and Chief Evan Hawkins romance.MORE: Chicago Fire bosses confirm return of Jesse Spencer for 'chaotic' season 10 finaleExecutive producers Derek Haas and Andrea Newman wouldn't answer questions about whether the pair's controversial romance - Hawkins is paramedic-in-charge Violet's direct report - would continue into season 11, instead only sharing that there will be a "very dangerous situation" the two will be involved in.WATCH: Chicago Fire: Violet questions Hawkins over her awardHanako Greensmith, who plays Violet, joined the cast in season eight for a small role before becoming a recurring character in season nine and then being upped in the break before season ten to a series regular.She has quickly become a beloved member of the cast, and Derek praised the actress for stepping up during recent episodes.Exclusive: Chicago Fire's Hanako Greensmith opens up about Stellaride's weddingMORE: Chicago Fire star Hanako Greensmith teases 'complicated' newcomer amid Violet and Hawkins' romance"We talked to Dick Wolf not too long ago and we are so proud of the whole season," he told HELLO! "It was so tough in terms of production, but our crew is the greatest… and the performances are insane with actors really stepping up in ways we couldn't imagine. The way Hanako has portrayed Violet has been amazing."He also shared that he would love to "put Violet out on her own" for a standalone episode, similar to a recent episode that aired focusing on Chief Boden.
Exclusive: Chicago Fire bosses confirm return of Jesse Spencer for 'chaotic' season 10 finale
Chicago Fire showrunners have confirmed the return of Jesse Spencer as Captain Matthew Casey for the season 10 finale.Exclusive: Chicago Fire's Hanako Greensmith opens up about Stellaride's weddingCasey, who left the Chicago Fire Department to move to Oregon and raise his late friend's sons, will make an appearance for the wedding of best friend Kelly Severide and Stella Kidd. But this is Chicago Fire and it won't be plain sailing, with executive producers Derek Haas and Andrea Newman telling HELLO! that the finale will be another "cliffhanger" that will have fans falling off their seats.WATCH: Chicago Fire: Casey say goodbye to Firehouse 51Shooting for the final episode begins on Friday 29 April but Derek and Andrea revealed that everyone is already "so emotional", despite knowing three months ago Jesse was able to commit to the episode."Jesse has been dearly missed and in writing Casey into the finale, we wrote to that feeling," shared Andrea.MORE: Chicago Fire bosses detail how they 'are 'shifting gears' for anticipated season 10 finaleCasey will return with girlfriend Sylvie Brett, who left the Chicago Fire Department on sabbatical to spend an extended amount of time in Oregon.They both arrive back in the city for Severide and Kidd's wedding, and Andrea shared that fans will get some Casey and Severide scenes - although sadly no cigars will be involved.
Chicago Fire bosses detail how they 'are 'shifting gears' for anticipated season 10 finale
Chicago Fire fans - it seems we may be getting the return of our beloved Captain Matthew Casey very soon.Exclusive: Chicago Fire star Alberto Rosende talks season 10, Gallo's love life and moreShowrunners Derek Haas and Andrea Newman have confirmed that although they have yet to finish writing or filming season 10, they are "penciling in" a wedding for Lieutentant's Kelly Severide and Stella Kidd - and that does mean the hopeful return of best man Casey, played by Jesse Spencer, and girlfriend Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer).WATCH: Casey says goodbye to Firehouse 51"Kara is scheduled to be back for the finale and may be bringing someone with her from Oregon - maybe," teased Derek during a conversation with press ahead of the show's return on 6 April."I am not writing anything in ink, but we're penciling it in."MORE: Chicago Fire's Taylor Kinney sparks mixed reaction with new behind-the-scenes photoMORE: All we know about remainder of Chicago PD series nine following setbacks"We love Jesse Spencer and we are excited to try and get him back for the finale," added Andrea, adding that it is their "goal" for Casey to make an appearance.Jesse asked to leave the show to focus on his family after 18 years on network TV; he worked for eight years on NBC show House before helping to launch Chicago Fire in 2012.