Jesse Lee Soffer To Exit Chicago P.D. In Season 10

Published on August 31, 2022.

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Jesse Lee Sofer is exiting Chicago P.D. in season 10 this upcoming fall.

Sofer, who plays Detective Jay Halstead, confirmed that he would be exiting the NBC drama to Variety on Monday.

“I want to thank the incredible fans for their unwavering support during the past 10 years and want to express my deepest gratitude to Dick Wolf and everyone at Wolf Entertainment, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Rick Eid, Gwen Sigan, NBC, Universal Television, my fellow castmates and our incredible crew,” Soffer’s statement began.

“To create this hour drama week after week has been a labor of love by everyone who touches the show,” he added. “I will always be proud of my time as Det. Jay Halstead.”

Sofer also took to Twitter to confirm the news in response to fans reaching out. “This is sad but true,” he tweeted. “Just want all the fans to know how grateful I am. You guys are why we do it! It has been an honor. Love you all.”

Soffer is one of the leading characters in the show and has been an original cast member since the series premiered in 2014. He’s played a significant role in the show’s storyline and has been involved in every Chicago P.D. episode so far. Soffer has yet to reveal his reason for leaving the series.

Season 10 of Chicago P.D. premieres Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

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