Chicago Fire season 6 starts filming — first teases of Dawson, more

Chicago FireChi-hards, we’re another step closer to Chicago Fire season 6 premiering on NBC! Yesterday was the first full day of production. With that, the entire cast and crew are getting set for some more craziness in the Windy City.

You can see one of the first behind-the-scenes photos below via executive producer Derek Haas, and of course, it’s super-fun to see Stella, Cruz, Capp, and Otis back in action. It should be noted that this is about as strategic of a set photo as you’re going to get, given that there is nobody in this image who was at the center of the cliffhanger from the recent finale. That means know Jason Kammell, no Matthew Casey, no Mouch, and no Severide. It’s possible that all of these guys are dead after the fire, but we’re holding out hope that the majority of them (if not all) made it out of there alive.

We could touch on this further, but we figure there’ll be time to debate the cliffhanger over the next couple of months. We do still, regrettably, have a little way to go until the show premieres. One of the reasons why production is starting now is so that the editors and the folks behind the scenes have a chance to get a jump on all of the episodes that are filmed. It’s imperative for them to stay ahead of the game given that by the end of the season, they tend to be a little more under the gun. The fact that the entire crew is able to get together a whopping 22-23 episodes in less of a year is shocking — we’ve been on the set, and after seeing how hard they work and how massive an operation it is, you get a good sense that it really does take a village to pull it off.

Congrats, Chicago Fire folks — we’re psyched to see what you’ve got coming up.

Bonus tease!

This is another imagine shared recently by Haas, and the implications here could be huge depending on what Dawson’s going through. She certainly appears emotional in this image, but also like she is trying to contain it. Could she be holding back grief that Casey is dead, or simply that the family’s been through so much and she hasn’t been able to handle all of it? Think about things this way — she doesn’t have Louie anymore, her parents have split up, and she may have just lost her husband. Even if Matt’s fine, this is a lot for any one person to take — and things probably aren’t getting much easier when you remember that in Firehouse 51, there is always another emergency creeping around the corner. Dawson has to put her feelings aside for the sake of everyone else.

Oh, and if you missed the recent Chicago Fire casting news…

Be sure to head over to the link here! That gives you a good sense of where the story of Brett, and by association, some people close to Sylvie, could go in season 6. (Photo: NBC.)

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