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  1. Chicago Fire Season 12 Release Date
  2. Where And How To Watch
  3. Brief Recap Of The Last Season
  4. Season 12 Preview And What To Expect

Chicago Fire Season 12 Release Date, Preview, Time And Where To Watch

Season 12 of "Chicago Fire" is shaping up to be a whirlwind of drama. In an interview with TV Line in December 2023, showrunner Andrea Newman dropped hints about a significant twist in the upcoming season. She mentioned that the season kicks off with a time jump, putting both the audience and Firehouse 51 right in the thick of the action from the start. Newman described the season's first episode as a wild ride, with the Firehouse 51 crew dealing with major changes and trying to find their footing amidst the chaos.
So let's see what we've got for Season 12 until now.

Chicago Fire Season 12 Release Date

The season 12 premiere of Chicago Fire is launching on Wednesday, January 17 at 9/8c, which is:

  • 9a.m EST
  • 2p.m GMT
  • 6p.m ACDT

Where And How To Watch

Chicago Fire Season 12 is featured on NBC and streamed on Peacock on the next day. 

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Brief Recap Of The Last Season

Brief Recap Of The Last Season Source: NBC
Season 11 of "Chicago Fire" concluded with a riveting mix of emotional and suspenseful moments, perfectly setting up an intense next season. This season, we saw a blend of personal and professional storylines among the Firehouse 51 crew. It begins with Kidd and Severide's honeymoon turning tumultuous due to a ghost from their past, challenging Severide's relationship with Prima. The new character Sam Carver, an old classmate of Kidd, joined the team, bringing fresh energy to the crew. Key story arcs included Brett and Violet pondering over their romantic lives, with Violet seeking counsel from Hawkins.
The season was rich with compelling firehouse dramas like a critical plane crash rescue mission, fresh romantic entanglements, and work-related trials that kept the audience glued. The firehouse crew's bond was tested and strengthened, with new alliances forming. Personal struggles were also a focus, with Hermann confronting Cindy's medical situation and Carver wrestling with his past.
The finale was a blend of romance and suspense, with Stella growing anxious about Severide's new ATF job and its possible impact, echoing his father's troubled past. A discovered bullet hinting at a terror threat in Chicago draws Casey back, complicating Brett's life, who contemplates adoption. Brett's relationship with Dylan ends, leading to a surprise proposal from Casey.
The climax featured a high-stakes confrontation at a power plant with sniper involvement, resulting in Mouch being critically injured. The season's conclusion left viewers anticipating future storylines.
The ensemble cast, including Natasha Calis, Morgan Holmstrom, and others, alongside newcomers like Sydney Kuhne, Ryan Ali, and Nadine Whiteman-Roden, enriched the narrative, striking a balance between action and emotional depth, a hallmark of the series.

Season 12 Preview And What To Expect

Source: NBC
In a recent chat with TV Line in December 2023, Andrea Newman, the brains behind "Chicago Fire," dropped a hint about a big change in the upcoming season. She mentioned a jump in time right at the start of the new season, with both the audience and the Firehouse 51 crew figuring it all out together. She teased that the team would face a whirlwind of changes in the first episode.
The upcoming season of "Chicago Fire" is set to welcome back Taylor Kinney in his role as Lieutenant Kelly Severide. Kinney, a key original member of the cast and aged 42, had abruptly left the series in January 2022 due to a personal issue, as reported by Deadline. His future on the show was uncertain at that time. However, in a turn of events, Variety confirmed in October 2023 that Kinney would be rejoining the cast for the new season.
Severide's return to Firehouse 51 is not going to be smooth sailing. He faces the tough task of explaining his lengthy absence to his wife, Stella Kidd (played by Miranda Rae Mayo), a fellow firefighter. This storyline, filled with emotional tension, is set to be a central theme in the season's first episode, titled "Barely Gone." The episode will delve into how an arson case puts Kidd and Severide's relationship to the test, promising intense drama right from the start.
Adding to the anticipation, Newman spilled the beans about a fresh face joining Truck 81. This newcomer, she hinted, is set to stir things up in unexpected ways. Whether this means good news or bad, we'll just have to wait and see.
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