Daniel Kyri is a Jeff-nominated Chicago-born actor, who plays the young firefighter Darren Ritter has been promoted to series regular in Chicago Fire Season 9. So we will see him again as a black gay firefighter on TV.
But Annie Ilonzeh (aka paramedic Emily Foster) will not be returning as a series regular.
I’m very excited Daniel is gonna be a series regular this year,” showrunner Derek Haas said to TVLine.
The Dick Wolf drama Chicago Fire was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic in March and compelling the season to end three episodes early.
Chicago Fire will return for Season 9 on Wednesday, November 11 at 9/8c. Plus, Chicago Med Season 6 premieres at 8/7c and Chicago P.D. will head into Season 8 at 10/9c.
With so much happening in the world, it brings us so much joy to congratulate @DanielKyri on being upped to series regular on @nbcchicagofire 🔥🔥🔥
We love the #OneChicago family and are grateful that we’ll be getting… https://t.co/CNpxqdZrdE
— etcetera and company (@etcandcompanyla) August 31, 2020