It's not a good day for the Chicago shared universe of TV shows, as three stars are leaving the franchise.
First of all, Chicago Med's Colin Donnell has confirmed that he will not be returning to the role of Dr Connor Rhodes in season five.
On his Instagram, he wrote: "These people have made my heart full for the last four seasons. I love and appreciate every gift they've given to me.
"Not pictured are the countless crew members who've made every day brighter and filled my heart with joy and accepted @pattimurin and I into their big wonderful family. A massive thank you is due to @dickwolf and @nbc for bringing me into the family fold.
"Lastly thank you to all the fans who've made Connor what he is on #ChicagoMed. The show doesn't exist without you and I know that there are exciting things in store for you all in the seasons to come!"
His Med co-star Norma Kuhling is also departing as Dr Ava Bekker, having been a guest star in season two before becoming a regular. She also praised the cast and crew and said that she was feeling "nothing but gratitude".
And finally, Jon Seda has also said goodbye to the franchise, having played Antonio Dawson in multiple shows in the Chicago franchise.
He tweeted: "It's been an honor portraying Det. Antonio Dawson in the #OneChicago world. To my cast #Family, I'll always treasure the time and stories we shared. To all you #chihards out there, THANK YOU for being the best of fans! We'll Always have CHICAGO."
It’s been an honor portraying Det. Antonio Dawson in the #OneChicago world. To my cast #Family, I’ll always treasure the time and stories we shared. To all you #chihards out there, THANK YOU for being the best of fans! We’ll Always have CHICAGO 👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/pJRwphtMAu- Jon Seda (@JonSeda) April 20, 2019
It's entirely possible that these three actors could return for guest appearances in the future, but we'll have to wait and see if that happens.
Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD all air on NBC in the US and Sky Witness, Universal and 5USA in the UK.
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