“Chicago P.D.,” one of the three NBC “Chicago” dramas that have been renewed, will have to carry on without series star Sophia Bush. Nellie Andreeva reports in an exclusive on Deadline.com that Bush, who has played Det. Erin Lindsay on the series for four seasons, is exiting the cop show.
Bush’s departure follows that of co-creator and showrunner Matt Olmstead, who left the show in March.
“I hear Bush is leaving on her own accord,” Andreeva notes. “A possible exit for the actress was hinted in the recent Season 4 finale of ‘Chicago P.D.,’ which saw her character, Detective Erin Lindsay, on the verge of accepting a job with the FBI in New York. The episode ended with a cliffhanger, with Lindsay standing on a bridge, ignoring Jay’s (Jesse Lee Soffer) call.”
Bush, who is also well-known for her long run as Brooke Davis on “One Tree Hill,” may return to “Chicago P.D.” in a guest role to wrap up her character’s story, Andreeva adds. The report notes that the series is contemplating bringing aboard another prominent female cast member.
As we reported this week, “Chicago Justice” was canceled after its recent freshman season, while the other three shows in the Dick Wolf franchise, “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med,” have all been renewed.