Watch: Chicago Fire season 7 preview shows new paramedic, crossover

CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Unrivaled Standard" Episode 621 -- Pictured: Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Unrivaled Standard" Episode 621 -- Pictured: Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) /

Watch NBC’s Chicago Fire season 7 first look, with the first footage of Gabriela Dawson’s replacement and behind the scenes footage from a crossover.

The first official teaser for Chicago Fire season 7 is out. NBC has made available the “sneak preview” teaser that they aired on Sept. 25, which includes fans’ first chances to see some big changes.

The two and a half-minute video includes the first appearance of the new paramedic replacing Gabriela Dawson, after Monica Raymund left the series between seasons.

Former Charlie’s Angels star Annie Ilonzeh was announced as Emily Foster earlier this month, and her character does not get off to a good start at Firehouse 51.

Ilonzeh is also seen in the other part of the featurette, which is behind the scenes footage during the filming of Chicago Fire season 7’s second episode—that also happens to be the first crossover of the new season.

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While NBC doesn’t formally have her comment on joining the show, audiences do get to hear from a number of other cast members. Kara Killmer is a large part of the piece, with Jesse Spencer, Joe Minoso, and David EIgenberg among the others chipping in their two cents.

Because this was shot during a crossover episode, Jesse Lee Soffer from Chicago PD is also on hand to say a few words as well.

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This is a pretty standard piece meant to drum up excitement for the new season, as the actors talk about what they’re doing on that day and give a few details on what the audience can expect.

There’s a key detail mentioned about what’s going on in the crossover, and there’s a brief clip that shows the new long-distance relationship for Dawson and Matthew Casey.

But there’s some curious stuff happening here, too.

NBC is also using the feature to promote their plan to show all three One Chicago series on the same night, so the whole first 40 seconds or so is hyping up that schedule change with comments from other cast members. The Fire teaser doesn’t really start until the 0:43 mark.

And this piece does not include the bonus scene that was shown on NBC, which involves Casey and the crew trying to rescue a man stuck in an elevator shaft. So you’re not getting everything that you possibly could here, but this is your first look at the upcoming season. Watch:

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What do you think now that you’ve seen some of Chicago Fire season 7? What’s your reaction? Tell us in the comments.

Chicago Fire returns Sept. 26 on NBC.