Chicago Fire Exclusive: Lost Actress Tania Raymonde Joins Cop-Centric Spin-Off

Chicago Fire Spin-Off Cast Tania RaymondeCasting for NBC’s potential Chicago Fire spin-off is heating up.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Lost actress Tania Raymonde has been cast in the planted offshoot, which will revolve around the Windy City’s police department.

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The new characters — including Raymonde’s officer, Nicole — will be introduced in Chicago Fire‘s May 15 Season 1 finale, which will serve as a pilot of sorts for the potential new series.

Executive producer Dick Wolf, who’s had past successes with franchise extensions (Law & OrderLaw & Order: SVULaw & Order: Criminal Intent) for the Peacock Net, will reportedly helm the spinoff with Chicago Fire creators/executive producers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt and executive producer Matt Olmstead.

It remains unclear which, if any, Chicago Fire cast members might jump ship to the police-focused series.

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  1. ggny says:

    Solid first casting. Now they need a well known male lead like Jesse Spencer

  2. They tried this before with Chicago Code – not sure it will have much success, but we’ll see!

  3. Moms a TVFan77 says:

    Umm, didn’t we have Chicago Code? Fairly good show that wasn’t given a chance.
    Still hate Fox!

  4. Emily says:

    Stop with the spin-offs already. But i love Tania.

  5. Maggie says:

    I appreciated that Chicago Fire was given the chance to get better, because the pilot wasn’t that great and now it’s one of my favorite shows. this spinoff feels really rushed.

  6. HeatherC says:

    The only CF cast member who should jump ship to this new show is Dawson’s brother (Antonio, the cop)….the rest need to stay on the current show because it’s been really great lately. Count me as another person who feels like this spinoff thing is very rushed and should probably wait at least until next midseason. =P

  7. Elyse says:

    I love Chicago Fire so I can’t wait for the spinoff!

  8. rush86 says:

    so how different would this be from “third watch” i mean that was a show about cops and emt’s and firemen.. this just seems like that show has been stretched out to fill two hours!!
    did chicago fire already get renewed?? how are they even thinking about a spin-off? dont get me wrong i like the show, but give it a couple of years to solidify before you go and spin-off…..

  9. Kenny says:

    What shall we call this show?

    Chicago Law?
    Law & Order: Chicago?
    Hopefully Something better, because these names are terrible?

  10. meme says:

    So they are going to use the season finale of a fledgling show that is still trying to build its own audience to spin off a new show?

    Stupid idea.

  11. Chris H says:

    I miss Third Watch. if they do this show in the same aspect of beat cops I’ll give this.new show a shot.

  12. I don’t know about anybody else, but unless it is ‘Law & Order: Chicago’, it’s going to have a hard time getting it’s own footing. I honestly hope SVU gets the boot next season if this is L&O: Chi. Dick Wolf let SVU go down when he let Warren Leight take over, Neal Baer was bad enough. Warren Leight should have stayed on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

    Chicago Fire has done excellent ratings-wise this season on NBC (compared to others), and it has mass critical acclaim. NBC’s #2 drama under Revolution. People need to do their homework before they go saying Chicago Fire doesn’t have an audience or is sluggish. This is NBC we’re talking about, not the #1 drama network that is CBS.

    And people need to stop comparing all Chicago set cop-dramas to the others. Did anyone else think that those shows were canceled because of low ratings or they simply sucked?

    Good on Dick Wolf!

    • eye says:

      Generally speaking I agree, but Chicago Code had ratings that would have merited a renewal under normal circumstanced based on Fox’s usual criteria and was highly praised, so by most accounts the things that you said don’t’ apply to that.. However, since fox is a network that has less programming than CBS, NBC, or ABC and has certain shows (Xfactor and Idol for example) that have set timeslots, which meant that there was only so much airtime where they could git Terra Nova. So they sacrificed it.

  13. Pam says:

    CHICAGO FIRE is a fantastic show with multifaceted characters!! The story lines continue to interest me! The creation of such realistic pyro stunts is most realistic I’ve seen on t.v. TUNE IN! Wednesday nites at 10:00 pm :)