Chicago Med Update: Laurie Holden Exits; Brian Tee Joins Cast
Show creator Dick Wolf is currently on a roll, as he has just added another show to his plate in the form of “Chicago Med,” a series which hailed from “Chicago PD” and its mother show, “Chicago Fire.” It will center around the doctors and nurses in the busiest hospital in the Windy City. Fans of Wolf and the “Chicago” franchise got a treat as the backdoor pilot of the show, which aired during the previous season of “Chicago Fire,” which also featured characters from both “Fire” and “PD.” The series, which is currently preparing for its premiere in November, has kept busy, as it has been adding to its cast, and sadly, has also lost at least one member of their cast, who had been with them since the backdoor pilot aired. Read on to learn about who else has been added to the cast, and to learn who left the series.
Fans of the “Chicago” franchise, which now, has added “Chicago Med” under its wing, got a treat as the backdoor pilot of the new spin-off series aired during the last season of “Chicago Fire,” and featured some of the characters that will be seen in the series, which will premiere this coming November. These include S. Epatha Merkerson, who will be portraying, Sharon Goodwin, the hospital’s head honcho; Oliver Platt, who will be portraying Dr. Daniel Charles, head of Psychiatry; Yaya Da Costa as April Sexton; Nick Gehlfuss as Detective Jay Halstead’s (Jesse Lee Soffer) younger brother, Dr. Will Halstead.
Since then, the cast has added, according to an earlier report on Movie News Guide (MNG), “Arrow” cast member Colin Donnell, and just recently, Entertainment Weekly announced that actor Brian Tee has been added to the cast. He will take on the role of a former Army medic who served for several years before returning home to Chicago to become a resident at Chicago Med.
However, not everyone who was present in the backdoor pilot will be seen come the premiere of the series as it had just been announced on Entertainment Weekly that actress Laurie Holden, who portrayed the brilliant but dark Dr. Hannah Tramble, an Emergency Room surgeon, has left the show entirely.
In a statement that was released on Entertainment Weekly, Holden stated that she was grateful to Wolf and the cast of the series. It had been a tough decision to make, as it seems that she left due to family and personal reasons.
As to what will happen to her character, it was announced that instead of looking for a replacement for Holden, the show will be casting three females for the roles of an emergency room pediatrician, a nurse, and a resident in her first year of residency at the hospital.
What do you think of Laurie Holden’s exit, and the addition of Brian Tee? Are you looking forward to watching the new “Chicago” franchise’s show? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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Catch the premiere of “Chicago Med” on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:00 PM on NBC.
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