The Walking Dead alumna Laurie Holden has been cast in NBC’s Chicago Fire planted spinoff, Chicago Med. Holden will co-star opposite S. Epatha Merkerson and Yaya DaCosta in the ensemble medical drama project whose cast will be introduced in Episode 19 of Chicago Fire this season. Holden will play Dr. Hannah Tramble, a fearless, brilliant ER surgeon whose tough as nails childhood has given her a dark edge.
The Chicago Med episode/planted spinoff is being conceived and written by Chicago Fire creators/executive producers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, executive producer Matt Olmstead and executive producer Wolf, whose company Wolf Films produces the Chicago Fire/Chicago PD franchise for Universal TV.
Holden, repped by APA and Jackoway Tyerman, recently starred opposite Jeff Daniels and Jim Carey in Dumb And Dumber. Her series credits also include Major Crimes, The Shield and The X-Files.