Looks like Chicago Fire may have already filled Gallo’s vacancy.
The NBC drama has tapped Rome Flynn (How to Get Away With Murder) to recur during Season 12 as a potential recruit for Truck 81, our sister site Deadline reports, adding that the role could expand into something larger.
Flynn — who makes his first appearance in Episode 2 — will play Jake Gibson, a fearless former amateur boxer with a dark past who lands on Truck’s radar after a heroic act. And the firehouse will certainly be in need of new blood following the exit of firefighter Blake Gallo, whose portrayer Alberto Rosende will depart the series in the Season 12 opener.
Flynn’s other TV credits include With Love, Grey’s Anatomy, Raising Dion, Dear White People and The Haves and the Have Nots.
As previously reported, there are more cast shakeups ahead at Fire: Kara Killmer will return to the show in Season 12 — but it will be her last year as paramedic Sylvie Brett. The exact timetable/episode for her exit has not been revealed yet.
On the bright side, leading man Taylor Kinney will return as Lieutenant Kelly Severide for at least the start of the upcoming season. The actor took a leave of absence from the show in January to deal with a personal matter. A recently released promo teased Severide’s long-awaited homecoming and his reunion with wife Stella.
In other #OneChicago news, Tracy Spiridakos, who plays detective Hailey Upton on Chicago P.D., will depart the cop drama after the upcoming 11th season. Meanwhile, Luke Mitchell (Blindspot) has joined Chicago Med as a new Emergency Department doctor for Season 9.
Chicago Fire Season 12 premieres Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 9/8c for a shortened 13-episode season.