Another big change to the Dick Wolf verse: Deadline has confirmed that Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Det. Jay Halstead leaves NBC chicago police.
Soffer, a member of the original cast, is expected to leave the police drama sometime in the fall.
chicago police it first debuted in 2014. It is about to start its tenth season next month.
“I want to thank the amazing fans for their unwavering support over the last 10 years and I want to express my deepest gratitude to Dick Wolf and everyone at Wolf Entertainment, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Rick Eid, Gwen Sigan. , NBC, Universal Television, my co-stars, and our amazing team,” he said in a statement obtained by Deadline. “Creating this hour-long drama week after week has been a labor of love on the part of everyone who touches the show. I will always be proud of my time as a Det. Jay Halstead.
Giddish is the second actor to leave a Wolf drama in the last week. On August 24, it was revealed that Kelli Giddish would be leaving Law & Order: SVU after 12 seasons. She plays Detective Amanda Rollins.
Soffer has a large fan base, thanks to the chicago franchise and his time working in As the world turns from 2004 to 2010.
Variety he was the first to report the news of Soffer’s departure.