Pilot Scoop: Vampire Diaries Stud Taylor Kinney Joins Dick Wolf Drama Chicago Fire

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Taylor Kinney Chicago FireTaylor Kinney‘s career is heating up!

The Vampire Diaries alum has scored a lead role in NBC’s Dick Wolf-produced firefighter pilot Chicago Fire, Deadline.com reports.

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The hour-long drama follows the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department. Kinney will play adrenaline-junkie Squad Lieutenant Kelly Severide. He joins recently-cast Eamonn Walker, who co-stars as the captain.

Comments (11)

  • Almost certainly will go the way of Trauma and Chicago Code if NBC picks it up. Shame… I’m badly craving a medical drama.

    Comment by Acey – February 20, 2012 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • funny you should mention Trauma, Acey, wasn’t Taylor Kinney on that show too?!

    Comment by maggie – February 20, 2012 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He was indeed. And Trauma was actually a really good show, but, like Friday Night Lights, NBC got frightened by quality because they haven’t seen it in a while.

      Comment by Taylor Kinney's sweaty abs – February 21, 2012 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does he have lots of opportunities to be shirtless? If so, count me in.

    Comment by I Heart Chuck Bass (and Damon Salvatore) – February 20, 2012 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would love to see Jessalyn Gilsig cast as a female lead in this. A good fire fighter series would be awesome.

    Comment by jasie – February 20, 2012 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would’ve made a nice Green Arrow on The CW, too. But Stephen Amell is a hottie, as well. Anxious to see him in an expanded role. Is Taylor still with Gaga? Hold onto those A-list purse strings.

    Comment by Jason – February 20, 2012 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve been waiting for another Third Watch-ish show! Taylor is wicked good eye candy

    Comment by rebecca – February 20, 2012 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds really good I need to see more of him on my TV. I would also like something like third watch that show was really good

    Comment by Patricia – February 20, 2012 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds awesome, nervous that its on NBC though but hopefully with Dick Wolf’s name attached they’ll give it a decent shot.

    Comment by Isabelle – February 20, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This headline is easily misinterpreted if you don’t know who Dick Wolf is but are familiar with Taylor Kinney’s previous work.

    Comment by Hamlet – February 20, 2012 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Taylor Kinney is one of the worst actors ever!

    Comment by Jessica – February 21, 2012 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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