The NBC original series Chicago Fire has paused its production for its upcoming ninth season due to a few COVID-19 positive tests, according to Deadline. The series which is a part of Dick Wolf’s (Law & Order) Chicago television franchise is currently in the midst of its twenty episodes ninth season run. The news for this pause in production follows the delay in production for its sister series Chicago Med which suspended its production nearly two months prior. The news of the positive COVID-19 tests for Chicago Fire corresponds with its ninth season and Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med respective seasons’ premieres on November 11.
Chicago Fire was created for television by Michael Brandt (2 Fast 2 Furious, Wanted) and Derek Haas (Invincible, 3:10 to Yuma) and premiered in 2012 for NBC, marking the first instance of a Chicago series premiering on the network. The network drama series centers on the actors of the Chicago Firehouse 51, including the difficult occupations and lives of firefighters and paramedics set in the Chicago city landscape.
The series’ cast includes the likes of Taylor Kinney (Zero Dark Thirty), Jesse Spencer (Neighbours, House), Monica Raymund (Hightown, The Good Wife), Eamonn Walker (Oz), David Eigenberg (Sex and the City), Joe Minoso (Man of Steel, Boss), Christian Stolte (Prison Break, Public Enemies), Yuri Sardarov (The Ides of March, Argo), and many more.
Currently, Chicago Fire’s ninth season production is paused for fourteen days in accordance with the NBCU Production Playbook in addition to state and county guidelines in Illinois.