Get ready for a character leaving for another show, but don't get too upset as this character won't be going away.
Deadline has reported exclusively that Jon Seda, who plays Intelligence Unit detective Antonio Dawson on Chicago PD will be leaving the series to be joining the latest spin off in the Chicago series, Chicago Justice. On the legal series, Seda will reprise his character who will now be an investigator for the DA's office. His character will be partnered with fellow investigator Lori Nagle, played by Joelle Carter.
When Chicago PD aired the backdoor pilot to Chicago Justice, Nagle was partnered with investigator Daren Okada, played by newcomer Ryan-James Hatanaka. But with Seda's Dawson taking over the role, Hatanaka is out.
Word is that the idea came from the Chicago boss, Dick Wolf, as a creative dicision based on the natural trajectory of the character who had been hitting a wall on his intelligence beat and as a single father, had been looking for a more stable, steady job.
No word on the timing of Seda's transition from P.D. to Justice. He's still on the cop drama, where Dawson will eventually leave for his new gig as he'll be joining Philip Winchester and Carl Weathers.
Justice, will premiere during midseason, is the third Chicago series for Seda. He started off as a recurring on the mother ship Chicago Fire. He and Jason Beghe were spun off to anchor the spin off Chicago P.D. as the leads, and ever since Day 1 he's been a series regular.
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You can catch Chicago PD, Wednesday nights at 10/9c on NBC.