During an interview with TV Line, Jon Seda, who will be returning to the series this fall as Antonio Dawson, after switching over to Chicago Justice for a season, explained how he’s adjusting to life back on P.D. and the impact of Sophia Bush’s departure from the drama.
“There’s been some changes all around, from the actors to producers and things like that. Sophia Bush is a great talent… when I worked with her, I just had such a great time. She’s going to be missed,” Seda told TV Line’s Vlada Gelman about Bush’s departure from the series, before explaining that her role really can’t be replaced. “I don’t think it’s so much that you even try to fill those shoes. You just kind of take it for what it is. That was a great character she created, and you just focus now on the team that’s there and move forward.”
As Seda prepares to move forward with the show and reprise his role without longtime co-star Bush, he explained that his character, Antonio will also have to learn to get along without Bush’s Detective Erin Lindsay.
“It’s hard. Antonio misses her. But he has to come back and do his job as best he can,” the actor explained before teasing a possible reunion with the character… at least on the phone.
“Maybe they will have scenes where she’s calling and talking on the phone or something. I don’t know,” he continued. “Like I said, you really don’t have time to stop and think about it. You’ve just got to move on.”
We’re trying to move on Jon, but it’s hard! While we’re still not over Bush’s departure from the series (here’s hoping it means a real One Tree Hill reunion can happen as a result), Seda’s return is definitely a cause for celebration.
Chicago P.D. returns for season five on September 27, 2017 at 10 p.m. on NBC.
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