If so, NBC might have a show you’ll be interested in. Chicago Fire, from Law & Order creator Dick Wolf, follows a group of firefighters and paramedics working at the Chicago Fire Department, with attention being paid to both the fires they’ll be putting out and their lives away from the job. Although they’ll be saving lives every day thanks to their heroism and quick response to disaster, the crew will be dealing with divorce, death, and inter-group strife that threatens to tear apart the bond that had formed between them.
The network has officially released the pilot episode of the show for early online streaming through Hulu and the NBC website. In it, you meet Lt. Matthew Casey and Lt. Kelly Severide, the two men most affected by the death of one of their own that begin to clash over whose fault it is that they’re down one man. For as strong as the profession demands that they be, the loss of a crew member resonates deeply with firefighters and might be the first in a long line of events to undo Engine 51.
Can they find a way to mend fences so that life at the house can return to some semblance of normalcy?
Chicago Fire stars Jesse Spencer (House), Taylor Kinney (The Vampire Diaries), Eamonn Walker (Oz), David Eigenberg (Sex and the City), and Lauren German (Happy Town), among the many others that will be stationed at Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Medic 61, and Battalion 25.
The series premiere of Chicago Fire airs Wednesday, October 10th at 10:00 on NBC, where it will be airing after fellow Dick Wolf creation Law & Order: SVU. You can check out the TVOvermind Chicago Fire discussion forum here.
Will you be watching Chicago Fire this season? Do you think the show will pair well with Law & Order: SVU? What’s been your favorite pilot of the season thus far?