‘I Was Sad to See Gibson Leave’ (EXCLUSIVE) : Rome Flynn Speaks Out About Surprising ‘Chicago Fire’ Exit

Rome Flynn is opening up about his surprise exit from “Chicago Fire

Published Time: 02.04.2024 - 06:31:30 Modified Time: 02.04.2024 - 06:31:30

Rome Flynn is opening up about his surprise exit from “Chicago Fire.” In an exclusive statement to Variety, Flynn reacts to leaving from the NBC drama after only a handful of episodes.

“Just like all the fans, I was sad to see Gibson leave. He was a character I very much enjoyed playing,” Flynn said. “I had a wonderful experience during my time on ‘Chicago Fire’ and have great respect for the cast and crew and hope to team up with Dick Wolf again when the time is right.”

Flynn joined procedural at the beginning of Season 12 as Jake Gibson and appeared in six episodes. During the March 27 episode, it was revealed he was struggling with a prescription pill addiction and decided to leave to get help.

Ahead of the new season, showrunner Andrea Newman shared her excitement over his casting during an interview with Variety.

“He’s phenomenal -

. He’s an electric presence and a very different energy than a lot of our guys at 51. He’ll be shaking things up,”Newman said at the time. “As a character, there are a lot of layers to peel back on Gibson. He’ll be a fun new element to rock 51 a little bit.”

The exit is the third of the season; Alberto Rosende, who played Blake Gallo for 80 episodes, left after the season premiere; and Kara Killmer made her final appearance in episode six after portraying Sylvie Brett for 199 episodes.

“Chicago Fire” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment.

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