8:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Chicago Fire' Bringing Back Antonio's Ex-Wife for Season 5 (Exclusive)
Chicago Fire is bringing back another member of the Dawson clan, but don't expect a happy reunion.
America Olivo is set to reprise her role as Laura, the ex-wife of Antonio (Jon Seda) in an upcoming episode of the NBC firefighter drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Olivo is set to appear in episode 12 of Fire's current fifth season, tentatively set to air Jan. 24.
Although this marks her first episode of Fire, Olivo is no stranger to the Chicago universe. She has appeared as Laura for six episodes of spinoff Chicago P.D., mainly early in the series run when the Dawsons were still happily married before Laura served Antonio with divorce papers at the end of season one. They have two children together.
Seda was a regular on P.D. until November, but he will make the full-time move to legal spinoff Chicago Justice when it launches early next year. He has also been recurring heavily on Chicago Fire this season now that his character is involved with his sister Gaby's co-worker, paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer). No word yet on whether Antonio's ex-wife and his new girlfriend will come face-to-face in the episode.
Olivo's recent TV credits include FX's The Strain and Netflix's Degrassi: Next Class. She is repped by TalentWorks and Vanguard Management Group.
Chicago Fire returns Tuesday, Jan. 3, at a special time, 9 p.m., on NBC.