Jesse Lee Soffer returns to Chicago PD after a month of leaving

Jesse Lee Soffer left Chicago PD earlier this month. However, recent reports claim that he will return to the series. But this time he will take over as the manager.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Jesse Lee Soffer Directs Chicago PD Season 10

On Thursday, October 20, Variety reported that Jesse Lee Soffer is returning to Chicago PD to stand behind the camera.

According to the media, Soffer will direct the 16th episode of Season 10 of Police Investigation. It is also reported that the next season of Chicago PD is due to appear on the screens in 2023 next year.

Meanwhile, the 38-year-old acted as detective Jay Halstead and appeared in nearly 189 episodes of the series.

His character ended when Jay left the intelligence service after becoming a military commander in Bolivia and parted with his wife Hailey Upton.


He told Upton, ‘I got a job. I am posting in Bolivia. Black and white. both good and bad Right and wrong. No more. i need that I need it.’

He also said, ‘It’s not forever. 8 months. Maybe a little longer. But I swear to you we will get through this because you are the love of my life. And if I am yours, you will know that you must let me go.’

Why did Jesse Lee Soffer leave Chicago PD?

Jesse Lee Soffer announced in August 2022 that he would be leaving Chicago PD after 10 seasons.

In his statement, he wrote: ‘Thank you to the amazing fans for their unwavering support over the past 10 years.’

He also shared ‘Dick Wolf and everyone at Wolf Entertainment, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Rick Eid, Gwen Sigan, NBC, Universal Television’.

Soffer said, ‘Making this one-hour show every week was a labor of love for everyone who touched the show. I’ve always been proud of my time as Det. J. Hallstead.’

He then delivered the news directly to his fans and followers through his official Twitter account.

‘It’s sad, but it’s true,’ he said. I want all the fans to know how grateful I am. You are the reason we do it! It was an honor. I love you all.’



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