‘Chicago Fire’ Season 10: Miranda Rae Mayo Just Dropped a Major Spoiler About Taylor Kinney’s Future

Chicago Fire fans have been worried about the fate of Taylor Kinney’s Lieutenant Kelly Severide. Between the cliffhanger at the end of season 9 and the rumors swirling about Kinney’s possible exit, it wasn’t clear if he would be back for season 10.

Fans have been looking for clues about Kinney’s future on the show all over the internet. And they may have just found one on Miranda Rae Mayo’s (Stella Kidd) Instagram Stories.

Taylor Kinney signs a poster as he attends a press junket for NBC's 'Chicago Fire', 'Chicago P.D.' and 'Chicago Med' at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on November 9, 2015
‘Chicago Fire’ star Taylor Kinney | Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

Taylor Kinney and Miranda Rae Mayo’s characters just got engaged on ‘Chicago Fire’

During the penultimate episode of season 9, Severide proposed to Stella after she got promoted to Lieutenant. He actually proposed to her during a fire, even though she indicated she didn’t want to marry again.

But all the questions surrounding Severide and Stella’s future could be moot after Severide and his team found their lives hanging in the balance during an underwater boat rescue on Lake Michigan.

The season ended with the team out of air and the water rising above their heads after a boat collapsed on top of them. A concerned Stella was waiting back on shore looking out at the lake before the episode faded to black.

Rumors have been swirling about Taylor Kinney’s possible exit

Kinney has been the series co-lead of Chicago Fire alongside Jesse Spencer’s Captain Matthew Casey ever since its premiere in 2012. But rumors have been swirling for months that Kinney was done after season 9.

As Showbiz Cheat Sheet previously reported, Kinney’s contract was up at the end of the most recent season and there have been no reports of a renewal. The actor initially had a seven-season contract when Chicago Fire began, and he renewed for two more seasons in 2019.

When showrunner Derek Haas told Entertainment Tonight ahead of the season 9 finale that he was going to drive the audience “crazy” in the final 10 minutes, many fans believed that was a set up for Kinney’s exit.

“If you watch the last 10 minutes, you might be cursing my name all summer long,” Haas said.

Did ‘Chicago Fire’ star Miranda Rae Mayo just drop a major spoiler?

Amid the rumors of Kinney’s possible exit, his co-star Miranda Rae Mayo may have just dropped a major spoiler about his future on the popular NBC drama. On her Instagram Stories, Mayo shared a throwback pic from the set of the 1990 film Cry Baby starring Johnny Depp.

The photo featured Depp and his co-star Amy Locane on a blanket while director John Waters coached them through their now-iconic kissing scenes. In the caption, Mayo wrote “This is our lives,” and she tagged Kinney.

Another clue has give fans hope

Mayo’s post had many fans convinced that she had accidentally revealed she and Kinney were filming season 10 together. But that’s not the only hint that has left fans hopeful. A Facebook post that called for extras in a baby shower scene had fans sharing theories on Reddit.

Many jumped to the conclusion that the scene was for Joe Cruz’s wife’s baby. Which would indicate that Severide and his team made it out of the boat accident alive.

Was Taylor Kinney just spotted on the set of ‘Chicago Fire’?

The final clue that has fans convinced Kinney will be back for season 10 comes from the Instagram account @Deuxmoi. They posted a fan sighting from the set of Chicago Fire, which indicates Kinney is there.

“I guess those stories about Taylor Kinney leaving Chicago Fire weren’t true. Just spotted him on set, ” the post read.

Fans will find out the fate of Lieutenant Severide and his team when Chicago Fire returns on September 22, 2021, for season 10 on NBC.

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