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

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.