‘The Killing,’ ‘True Blood’ Star Michelle Forbes Lands Role on ‘Chicago Fire’

Michelle Forbes (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

By Tim Kenneally

Michelle Forbes, who played Dionysus-worshiping immortal Maryann Forrester on HBO’s “True Blood” and grieving mother Mitch Larsen on AMC’s “The Killing,” has lined up a recurring role on Dick Wolf’s NBC drama “Chicago Fire.”

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In a multi-episode arc on the show’s upcoming second season, Forbes will play Gail McLeod, a high-ranking consultant with the State Fire Marshal’s office, McLeod keeps a sharp eye on budgets and and performance at Chicago’s fire houses, and puts the firehouse of Engine 51 under her microscope.

“Chicago Fire,” which is executive produced by Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Danielle Gelber, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Joe Chappelle and Peter Jankowski, returns for its second season Sept. 24 at 10 p.m.

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