Melissa Sagemiller Departs NBC Spin-Off “Chicago PD”
Chicago Fire spin-off loses main cast member “Melissa Sagemiller”
Melissa Sagemiller, who was set to join NBC’s spin-off of popular fiery drama Chicago Fire, has exited the series, TV Line reports. The spin-off, which is set to premiere midseason, now has a space to fill – and it looks likely Jesse Lee Soffer will be the one to fill it.
While Soffer’s position on the show is not definite, Sagemiller’s exit is. Her character on Chicago Fire, “Detective Willhite” first appeared in the penultimate episode – aka Chicago PD’s pilot.
Sagemiller’s previous credits include guest appearances on Without a Trace (2005), Sleeper Cell (2005-2006), Eleventh Hour (2009) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000, 2010-2011).