NBC’s “Chicago PD” Feels Quieter Since The Departure Of Jesse Lee Soffer

Jesse Lee Soffer

NBC’s “Chicago PD” Season 10 is airing but as of lately there’s been a very dark cloud hanging over the Chicago PD fandom and that is because Halstead is not present!

Jesse Lee Soffer recently parted ways with the show as an actor and will continue to direct episodes.

Soffer starred in 189 episodes of NBC’s police procedural, portraying Det. Jay Halstead. In August, he confirmed that the 10th season would be his last,appearing in the first three episodes. The character was written off the show during the Oct. 3 episode, when Jay decided to resign from Intelligence, say goodbye to his wife (played by Tracy Spiridakos) and take an army job in Bolivia.

Fans shared:

“Hey, Chicago PD fandom.
Since some of y’all don’t get it.
Let people vent about this. Rather or not it was Jesse’s choice, let us vent. Jesse/Jay has been a huge part of our lives for ten seasons. Let us grieve the lost of our fave character.” – GaurdianDimka

“ChicagoPD has officially dropped 1.3 million viewers since @jesseleesoffer exited. time to admit there’s no show without Jay Halstead yet?” – UpsteadSchenfrd

We need Jesse back on the show!


A spin-off of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. focuses on the fictional 21st District, which houses patrol officers and the department’s elite Intelligence Unit, led by Detective Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe). The first three seasons and the first half of season four focuses on both the patrol and Intelligence officers, and shifts to focus on the Intelligence Unit from the second half of season four on, after Officer Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) and Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) advance to the Intelligence Unit.”

Chicago PD stars Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati, LaRoyce Hawkins, Archie Kao, Elias Koteas, Amy Morton, Brian Geraghty, Tracy Spiridakos, and Lisseth Chavez.

“Chicago P.D.” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment. Dick Wolf, Gwen Sigan, Rick Eid, Derek Haas, Peter Jankowski, Michael Brandt, Gavin Harris, Chad Saxton and Arthur W. Forney serve as executive producers.

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