‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10: Is Herrmann Actor David Eigenberg Leaving the Show?

Chicago Fire Season 10 has gone through quite a few changes in the cast. Hanako Greensmith’s character Violet was promoted to a series regular. Season 10 also introduced newcomers Jason Pelham and Evan Hawkins. Shockingly, Jesse Spencer, an actor who had been on Chicago Fire since the beginning, made the decision to leave the show. Christopher Herrmann is one of the few characters from season 1 who remains in Chicago Fire. Actor David Eigenberg plays Herrmann, but he also portrayed Steve Brady in Sex and the City and returned for And Just Like That. Will the reboot get in the way of his role in Chicago Fire? Or will Herrmann be written off as a character?

David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann in Chicago Fire Season 10. Herrmann wears a jacket that reads, 'Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant.'
David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann in ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10 | Lori Allen/NBC

David Eigenberg plays Christopher Herrmann in ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10

Eigenberg has been in Chicago Fire since the beginning, and he continued his role into season 10. Herrmann is a family man who welcomes his fifth child into the world in the first season. He shows ambition in Firehouse 51 and in other aspects of his life. He decides to buy a bar in the first season. Along with two of his coworkers, he becomes the founder of Molly’s, where characters from Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. can all be seen hanging out.

Eigenberg returned for Chicago Fire Season 10, but his character saw some issues early on. In the episode “Head Count,” Herrmann breaks protocol and calls a second ambulance to help save a trapped child. When Sylvie Brett is later reprimanded for arriving in the second ambulance, Herrmann takes the fall for her and gets written up. Herrmann initially brushes off his punishment, but Chief Boden makes it clear that the citation could affect his future at Firehouse 51.

Is David Eigenberg leaving ‘Chicago Fire’?

Herrmann seems comfortable with his decision to call the second ambulance and take the fall for Brett. However, it’s hard not to notice that Herrmann is often overlooked at Firehouse 51. He doesn’t receive a promotion until season 7, and many of his other accomplishments go unrecognized.

“Hermann NEVER gets acknowledged for what he is doing,” a fan wrote on Reddit. This fan cited the fact that he initially did not get his own office after becoming a lieutenant. They also mentioned that Casey, not Herrmann got a medal for the events that occurred in the season 5 finale, even though Herrmann heroically saved Mouch’s life. Despite this, aren’t any signs that Herrmann’s character is preparing to leave Firehouse 51 any time soon.

Eigenberg is now involved in the Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That. Eigenberg reprised his role as Steve Brady in the HBO Max series. The first season has received negative attention following sexual assault allegations surrounding Big actor Chris Noth, Woman and Home reports. Still, a second season of And Just Like That isn’t off the table.

Luckily, Eigenberg isn’t leaving the One Chicago franchise. The actor made it clear in an interview with US Weekly, that his first commitment is to Chicago Fire, so he won’t be leaving the show any time soon.

Prior to his decision to join the Sex and the City reboot, Eigenberg told the outlet, “My heart and my soul is here in Chicago, with Chicago Fire, with the stories here and with my colleagues.” Eigenberg was able to shoot the first season of And Just Like That without it impacting his role in Chicago Fire. There’s no reason to believe he won’t be able to do the same thing if season 2 of the reboot does happen.

David Eigenberg discusses returning for the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot

Eigenberg joined the cast of Sex and the City many years ago as Steve Brady, Miranda’s on-again-off-again husband who she eventually married. Eigenberg reprised the role in And Just Like That two decades after the series ended.

“It’s been 20 years since the TV show almost. It was scary,” the actor told Us Weekly exclusively. “I’ve always been an in and out guy. I say that on Sex and the City! I pop in and pop out, so I was trying to find my sea legs a little bit. But it was fun, we snapped back into it. It’s always great seeing the same lovely faces.”

Eigenberg also compared his Chicago Fire character to that of Steve Brady. “To me, they’re really different [characters],” he told the outlet. “I’ve been doing salty, old firefighter for 10 years — I don’t know where that [time] went. And then you know, sweet, loving, caring take it on the chin, Steve. So, it was different, I kind of did a bad Brooklyn [accent] here and I do a bad Chicago dialect in Chicago. They’re different!”

Chicago Fire Season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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