UPDATED: NBC‘s Chicago Fire planted spinoff has cast Tania Raymonde (Lost) and Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood. As we first reported, the Dick Wolf-produced firefighter drama is eying a spinoff series, a cop drama about the Chicago Police Department, which is being developed by Chicago Fire creators/executive producers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, executive producer Matt Olmstead and executive producer Wolf, whose company Wolf Films produces Chicago Fire with Universal TV. The potential spinoff is being introduced in the Chicago Fire‘s first season finale directed by Joe Chappelle. As reported by TVLine, Raymonde and Eastwood have been cast in the finale as new characters, police officers named Nicole and Jim, respectively. It is still unclear which Chicago Fire actors may transfer to the spinoff series. Chicago Fire‘s recurring cast includes Chicago PD Detective Antonio Dawson, played by Jon Seda, who is considered a likely potential co-star for the new project.
Game Of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer has been tapped for a key arc on another freshman drama, CBS’ Sherlock Holmes procedural Elementary. In a three-episode stint, building to Elementary‘s two-hour season finale, The Tudors alumna Dormer will play Sherlock Holmes’ former lover, Irene Adler, whose name has been frequently evoked on the show as a key to Holmes’ past. Irene Adler was Sherlock’s first and only love in London. Her mysterious murder by the hands of Moriarty caused his downward spiral into drug addiction. “We’re moving to the next chapter in our show – and in some ways, to a previous chapter in Holmes’ story,” said Elementary creator/executive producer Rob Doherty. “Irene Adler is perhaps the most pivotal relationship in Sherlock’s life, and I can’t think of an actress better suited to the challenge than Natalie.”