“Chicago P.D.” is losing another member of Intelligence. , who portrays Hailey Upton, will be leaving after Season 11, multiple sources confirm to Variety.
It is unknown how many episodes she will appear in in the upcoming season.
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Spiridakos joined the NBC procedural in Season 4, first as a recurring character. She was up to a series regular in Season 5 and has appeared in 127 episodes. Her character has also appeared in the spinoffs, “,” “Chicago Fire” and “FBI.”
The exit comes one season after Jesse Lee Soffer, who portrayed Upton’s husband, Jay Halstead, chose to leave the series after 10 years. Season 10 featured Jay leaving for an Army task in Bolivia and choosing to continuously extend his trip, deciding not to come back to his wife.
There’s a chance that Soffer could come back for a cameo before Spiridakos leaves, as he told Variety last February that the door is “definitely not” closed.
“Never say never. I feel so bad for the fans that are like, ‘Is he going to come back?’ ‘What’s he going to do?’ ‘What’s going on with him and Hailey?” he said at the time. “I like to think — and I hope the fans think this too — that he’s just in another country right now, doing what he does best and making the world a safer place. In a family, sometimes somebody moves away or goes to college somewhere else. I still love it. I still love the fans. And I still love Halstead. Halstead’s always going to be in my blood. That’s never going to change.”
Season 10 of “Chicago P.D.” ended with Adam Ruzek’s (Patrick Flueger) life on the line; he was been shot and rushed to the hospital after losing a lot of blood. Season 11 does not yet have a premiere date as it has been delayed by the strikes. The SAG strike is still ongoing, but the writers were able to return to work earlier this month. Gwen Sigan is set to return as showrunner.
“Chicago P.D.” is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television.
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