NBC is making Scott Eastwood‘s day, tapping Clint’s actor-son as one of the stars of its proposed Chicago Fire spin-off, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Viewers will get their first look at the offshoot — which will revolve around the Windy City’s police department — in Chicago Fire‘s May 15 Season 1 finale.
Eastwood will play Officer Jim Barnes.
Coincidentally, the cast also includes Eastwood’s Texas Chainsaw 3D costar, Tania Raymonde.
Executive producer Dick Wolf, who’s had past successes with franchise extensions (Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & 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.Follow @MichaelAusiello