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‘Chicago PD’ EP Eriq La Salle on the Fate of Tracy Spiridakos’ Character Hailey Upton [Exclusive]

Chicago PD fans – also known as ChiHards – are buzzing and speculating over the fate of “Hailey Upton.” Who better to ask for their take on Upton than Primetime Emmy Nominee and the Executive Producer of more than 50 episodes of Chicago PD, Eriq La Salle.

Last fall it was announced that Tracy Spiridakos, who portrays Hailey Upton, will be leaving after this season of Chicago PD, which is set to premiere tonight.

It is unknown how many episodes she will appear in in the upcoming season.

So what should become of “Hailey Upton?” Who could replace her character on the show? SCREEN’s Genna Mark sat down with Eriq to discuss this all-important topic…

Spiridakos joined the NBC procedural in Season 4, first as a recurring character. She was up to a series regular in Season 5 and has appeared in 127 episodes. Her character has also appeared in the spinoffs, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and FBI.

And be sure to click here to check out Genna’s full interview with Eriq La Salle, where he gives an exclusive look at his latest project, Laws of Annihilation.

And you can click right here to purchase and enjoy Eriq’s novel Laws of Annihilation on Amazon.

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