12:30pm PT by Kate Stanhope
'Chicago Fire' Taps 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Alum to Recur; 'Chicago P.D.' Enlists Wendell Pierce (Exclusive)
Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise is adding a few familiar faces for fall.
Fifty Shades of Grey actress Eloise Mumford has been tapped for a recurring role on Chicago Fire, while The Wire alum Wendell Pierce has signed on to guest-star on the season premiere of Chicago P.D., The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Mumford will recur as Hope Jacquinot, an old friend of paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer). She is described as a playful, charming girl-next-door turned up a notch who has sprung free of her tiny hometown in Indiana to hit the streets of Chicago.
Pierce will play Alderman Ray Price, a shrewd, intelligent and determined Teflon politician who seemingly plays neutral and picks sides all at once.
These mark the first castings for the two NBC series ahead of their September returns. After a dramatic cliffhanger that left the fate of several characters in question, Chicago Fire kicks off its sixth season on Sept. 28.
Season five of Chicago P.D., premiering Sept. 27, will see the return of former series regular Jon Seda following the cancelation of Chicago Justice. However, the forthcoming season will also see the departure of longtime star Sophia Bush.
Both Universal TV dramas are undergoing changes behind the scenes as well. On Chicago Fire, co-creator Derek Haas will serve as sole showrunner for the first time following the exit of co-creator Michael Brandt. On Chicago P.D., Rick Eid will replace Matt Olmstead as showrunner following a year in the same position on Law & Order: SVU.
Best known for her work in Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, Mumford's credits also include Lone Star and The River. She is repped by Paradigm and Anonymous Content.
In addition to his TV roles on The Wire, Treme, Suits, Ray Donovan and most recently CBS' Odd Couple remake, Pierce's film credits include Ray, Selma and Bad Moms. He is next set to appear in Amazon's Jack Ryan series. Pierce is repped by Paradigm, Essential Talent Management and attorney Lisa E. Davis.