Chicago PD star addresses rumors that Jon Seda is returning

It's a more realistic possibility than we realized!
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The Jon Seda rumors continue to swirl. Of all the former Chicago PD cast members, Seda is the one who has maintained the closest relationship. He posed for photos with the cast during season 11, and he even showed up at the wrap party for the latest season.

This has, understandably, led to speculation that Seda is returning as Antonio Dawson. The character is still alive, and given the recent departures of several main characters, it would certainly drive eyes to the show.

Jason Beghe invited Seda to Chicago PD's wrap party

Marina Squerciati, Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Tracy Spiridakos Elias Koteas, Jesse Lee Soffer, LaRoyce Hawkins, Patrick John Flueger, Amy Morton
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Neither Seda nor PD showrunner Gwen Sigan has addressed these rumors, but Jason Beghe opened up about the actor's involvement during an interview with Screen Rant. He told the outlet that he was actually the reason Seda attended the wrap party. He invited Seda as his plus one, and assured fans that he would love to have the actor back as Dawson:

"Obviously, it'd be wonderful to have him back. He's a fantastic actor, and just a classy gentleman, professional, just fantastic human."

Beghe has a track record of pushing for actors to return to Chicago PD. It was recently revealed that he was the one behind Elias Koteas' surprise cameo in the season 11 finale, and it seems as though he'd be equally thrilled with a return from Seda.

Beghe would love to see Seda return to PD

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CHICAGO P.D. -- "A Dead Kid, A Notebook, and a Lot of Maybes" Episode 307 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead, Jon Seda as Antonio Dawson, Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

That being said, Beghe had to wait to get the seal of approval on Koteas' return from the showrunner, and the same would be true in Seda's case. He told Screen Rant as much:

" I'm in, but I'm not the one who makes that call. But, if he's interested, I'm sure we could make at least some space for an arc if he doesn't want to be a series regular."

Seda's schedule has opened up, since his most recent series, La Brea, was canceled after two seasons. It's difficult to imagine his character coming back and filling in for Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) on a full-time basis, but we could see, to Beghe's point, a standalone arc that rewards long time fans.

S. Chicago PD just pulled off an insane cameo. dark. Next