Jon Seda won’t be out of a job after all. The actor, who went to the now-canceled spinoff Chicago Justice, will be returning to his original home at Chicago P.D.
Speculation about Seda possibly rejoining P.D. started shortly after NBC canceled the newest Chicago offshoot, Chicago Justice, after a 13-episode first season run. Talks with the actor commenced shortly thereafter, eventually leading to a deal.
Seda played Intelligence Unit detective Dawson on P.D. Dawson became an investigator for the DA’s office as he transitioned to legal drama, Chicago Justice. It was Chicago boss Dick Wolf’s idea to have Dawson move to Justice. It was a creative decision based on the natural trajectory of the character who had been hitting a wall on his intelligence beat and, as a single father, had been looking for a more stable, steady job. It is unclear how Dawson will be reintegrated into the P.D. team in the upcoming fifth season as a series regular.
This is the third transition for Seda who started off as a recurring on the mothership Chicago Fire. He and Jason Beghe were spun off to anchor spinoff Chicago P.D. as the leads.