Chicago Fire is a famous American drama and action series, created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. Dick Wolf, known for Law & Order and its many spinoffs, produces the show. The show follows the personal and working lives of various paramedics and rescue personnel assigned at the Firehouse 51, a branch of the Chicago Fire Department.
Chicago Fire illustrates the dire and sometimes fatal situations firefighters have to deal with daily. The show also illustrates the relationships between the firefighters and other first responders. The workers in Firehouse 51 work together as a family; they fight and care for each other in their line of duty.
Chicago Fire is famous for its realism
The action series stars Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, among others. The actors have done in-depth training with active and retired firefighters on how to handle intense fire situations, various fire equipment, and other dangerous environments.
In the training sessions, the actors handle real-life situations. They need to learn how to wear protective gear and enter locked areas. Additionally, in the cast, Chicago Fire adds real-life professional fire-fighters. Tony Ferraris is an example of an active Chicago firefighter who stars on the show.
Professional firefighters credit the show for illustrating realism in its episodes. The Chicago Fire series sometimes features real fires, filmed on what is referred to as a ‘burn stage’, in some scenes, according to ASC. In addition to putting out fires, the responders from Firehouse 51 also respond to a host of other emergencies from being pinned by various objects to helicopter crashes and natural disasters, just to name a few.
Chicago Fire season 8 ended early
The last episode of season eight left many fans with a multitude of questions. Foster declares her intention to leave the fire station and finish medical school at Northwestern, which could prove to be hard on her partner Brett. Since meeting — and losing — her birth mother, Brett has been going through a hard time. Speaking of difficult times, Capp sustained several injuries and may risk losing his eyesight after a gas explosion.
Gallo and Violet are having a tough time, with one party thinking breaking up is the right option, while the other suggested getting married. Another relationship that’s heating up is Severide and Kidd, and the pair is slated to be one of the most stable couples on the show, according to TV Insider.
How will Chicago Fire incorporate the concept of COVID-19 in season 9?
The next season of the Chicago Fire series will look different than the previous seasons, reflecting the world we live in. The first significant change is the adoption of the social distancing and wearing of masks. Directors of the show need to find a way to ensure the cast and civilians’ safety from coronavirus (COVID-19) spread.
In the attempts to ensure everyone’s safety, fewer civilians will be featured at the Firehouse 51, and people will be staying home more, according to One Chicago Center. Such a strategy will be to ensure social distancing is observed. It will also illustrate that civilians, and likely some first responders, are staying at their homes to combat the spread of the virus. The show’s filming will ensure few numbers of cast members and civilians appear in one scene. It’s a good thing many of Chicago Fire’s scenes can be filmed outdoors, as it will add to the safety of filming and maintain the realistic nature of the show.
Significant changes in the new season nine
Filming in the season 9 series will shift from the norm due to the pandemic. Every cast member will have to get tested before the resumption of the filming sessions. Some of the prominent cast members such as Annie Ilonzeh will not be featured regularly in the new season. Adriyan Rae, a leading actor of the series Light as a Feather, will be a series regular next season. Daniel Kyrl, a young firefighter, has been promoted to a series regular. Despite the pandemic and the changes it will bring, the new season is sure to be exciting, and fans should expect more from their favorite cast members and the city of Chicago.