Scott Elrod has booked a multi-episode arc on NBC’s Chicago Fire, EW has learned.
The Young and the Restless star, who recently played Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) first post-Derek love interest on Grey’s Anatomy, will play Travis Brenner, a drop dead gorgeous “lifestyle” celebrity with a million Instagram followers. Severide (Taylor Kinney) enters Brenner’s orbit on a fire call, and becomes tempted to join Brenner’s fast-paced inner circle.
“This guy always has a party going on, always has a new adventure to rope in a new friend,” executive producer Derek Haas tells EW. “He feels like Severide is a real guy, not the usual hanger-on, entourage type of guy that he’s used to hanging out with, so he’s attracted to Severide in that way. He’s going to cause some mischief over the first three episodes.”
Chicago Fire returns for its fifth season on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.