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‘Chicago Fire’ Fan Favorites Miranda Rae Mayo and Yuriy Sardarov Reunite in Indie Feature ‘Daddy’

Last updated: December 10, 2021

Two OneChicago fan favorites will be reuniting, though it won’t be in Chicago. Miranda Rae Mayo is reteaming with her former Chicago Fire co-star Yuriy Sardarov on Daddy, a dark comedy written and directed by Neal Kelley and Jono Sherman, which will enter production in Los Angeles next week.

The film is set in a dystopian society where the state has the power to determine who can and cannot father children, watching as four men attend a government sanctioned retreat in the remote mountains of California, according to Deadline. When they show up at the site, only to find no guide or instructions waiting for them, they are left to their own devices and must prove to themselves—and each other—that they have what it takes to become fathers.

Mayo is best known for her portrayal of fire lieutenant Stella Kidd on NBC’s Chicago Fire. The actress has also previously appeared in television series Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, Blood & Oil, True Detective, Pretty Little Liars, The Game and more.

Enjoy a recent interview with Mayo and her Chicago Fire co-star Taylor Kinney:

On Chicago Fire, Sardarov played firefighter Brian Zvonecek. Like Mayo, he reprised his role over the years in other Chicago series, including Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. The actor has previously appeared on the film side in George Clooneys’ The Ides of March and Ben Affleck’s Best Picture winner Argo, among other titles.

Here is a #OneChicago fan tribute to the dearly departed character “Otis” and actor Yuriy Sardarov…

One Chicago fans can check back here at SCREEN for release dates and more as Daddy makes its way onto the festival circuit in the new year.

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