Chicago Fire star Jon Seda leaving the NBC franchise after seven years

NBC's hit Chicago franchise will have some big changes heading into next season, with three stars from Chicago Fire and Chicago Med leaving their respective shows.

Jon Seda, who has starred as Antonio Dawson on Chicago Fire for its entire seven-season run, and also appeared on Chicago Med and Chicago P.D., is leaving the franchise, according to Deadline. 

The report also reveals that Chicago Med stars Colin Donnell, who has played Connor Rhodes for all four seasons, and Norma Kuhling, who portrayed Ava Bekker for the last two seasons, are also parting ways with the franchise.

Moving on: Jon Seda, who has played Antonio Dawson on Chicago Fire for all seven seasons, is leaving the show

Moving on: Jon Seda, who has played Antonio Dawson on Chicago Fire for all seven seasons, is leaving the show

It is said that the door is still open for all three characters to return in a guest-starring capacity, meaning they won't be killed off.

Sources claim that their departures were due to, 'creative reasons related to the characters’ story evolution.'

Seda has actually been a mainstay on all three of NBC's Chicago shows, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D., along with the short-lived Chicago Justice. 

Chicago star: Seda has actually been a mainstay on all three of NBC's Chicago shows, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D., along with the short-lived Chicago Justice

Chicago star: Seda has actually been a mainstay on all three of NBC's Chicago shows, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D., along with the short-lived Chicago Justice

Seda started his run in the Chicago-verse on the first series, Chicago Fire, as a recurring character, with him and Jason Beghe's Hank Voight becoming the leads on the spin-off Chicago P.D.

After four seasons on Chicago P.D., he left to join the short-lived spin-off Chicago Justice, but returned to Chicago P.D. in Season 5 after Justice was canceled.

Seda is said to be very well-liked by the Chicago franchise producers and it's possible he could end

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