‘Chicago Fire’: Chili’s Shocking Departure Wasn’t Dora Madison Burge’s Choice

NBC’s Fire Chicago, which launched its ninth season in the winter of 2020, was recently updated during its 11th season. This is a testament to the staying power of TV drama, especially since it aired almost a decade ago and was the series that helped launch Dick Wolf Any Chicago franchise (made up of the Fire Chicago, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, and the cancellation Chicago Justice Television series). Over the last few years, Fire Chicago many new characters have come together and many series rulers have been sent home. And fans were particularly horrified when the show’s producers wrote one prominent character – without warning or preview – even though it had just escalated into a regular season.

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‘Chicago Fire’ premiered in 2012

Chicago Fire’s delegates encouraged Burge from a guest star in season three to a regular season in Fire Chicagofourth season, reports CinemaBlend. But that promotion didn’t last long, and it wasn’t long before Burge suddenly entered a long list of characters on display. The Chilton character was “taken out of the show shortly afterwards when he was fired for drinking at work” at Ambulance 61, explains CinemaBlend. However, Burge’s shooting had nothing to do with her acting chops.

Matt Olmstead, who is an executive producer at Fire Chicago, explained to him Hollywood Reporter the producers’ goal is to shock fans and keep them on their toes once they recognize that any character can disappear or be killed at any time.

“You can’t just save the big moments and the events and the entrances to characters at episode one and episode 22,” Olmstead explained in his interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “It almost makes the audience feel like ‘Okay, we’ll go in for the first show and go in for the final because there’s not much going to happen because the writers are too nimble to make movements of any kind. ‘So you can threaten people to go away and you can rob your saber type here and there, but if you don’t continue, no one is going to believe you. ”

Burge’s character may have been released because of her performance in the work, but Olmstead reassures fans that the actor’s actual work performance was outstanding. “We really liked the actress,” he told the Hollywood Reporter, “and she did a great job.”

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