Taylor Kinney to Star on Chicago Fire

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Taylor Kinney, best known to fans of The CW as Mason Lockwood from The Vampire Diaries, has landed a lead role on Chicago Fire, an upcoming drama produced by Law & Order head honcho Dick Wolf.

Mason in Action

The series will center around the men and women of the Chicago Fire Department, with Kinney - as first reported by Deadline - portraying Squad Lieutenant Kelly Severide, someone described as an "adrenaline junkie."

The actor joins a cast that also includes Eamonn Walker as the squad's captain.

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    I can't stand Taylor Kinney! He's so annoying!


    I may check the show out but still not 100%. I will wait until all the fall schedules are out and work my viewing around the shows I already watch and see what I can fit in with what I find interesting

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