Like most transmitted TELEVISION programs that aired this spring, Fire didn’t get to movie the ending they had actually prepared. Showrunner Derek Haas informed E! News that rather of returning to the prepared stories, the program “readjusted.”
“Since we didn’t have a normal ending to the season, which usually is a cliffhanger, we are able to jump ahead to November 2020 and catch the audience up from there,” he stated through e-mail. “It opened up the storytelling for sure.”
While the pandemic has actually had a substantial affect on firemens throughout the nation, Haas stated it will not take control of the program.
“We are just trying to depict what it is like to be a firefighter in Chicago in November of 2020,” he stated. “The pandemic is more of a backdrop—you’ll see more masks—but it is not the focus of the show. We kind of did that last year with our big crossover ‘Infection!'”