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The Vampire Diaries' Taylor Kinney heating up NBC pilot

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Fans of The Vampire Diaries will be salivating over this pilot news: Taylor Kinney is joining Chicago Fire!

kinney joins chicago fireHow's this for sizzling? Remember Uncle Mason from The Vampire Diaries? Well, he's about to set fire to NBC in a leading role!

TVD hottie Taylor Kinney spent his days in Mystic Falls as a werewolf whose demise included getting his heart ripped out through his chest -- but fear not fans, he's snagged the lead role in NBC's pilot, Chicago Fire.

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Deadline first reported the news of Taylor Kinney's addition to the Dick Wolf-produced pilot, which is based on the Chicago Fire Department -- told you it was hot news!

The purpose of the particular squad featured is to focus on dangerous and complicated fire and rescue operations -- aren't they all?

So, who will the former moon howler play?

Taylor Kinney is said to be playing an "adrenaline-junkie" named Kelly Severide, who also happens to be a squad lieutenant.

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Kinney is in good company as he will be starring with Eamonn Walker who was recently cast as the captain.

Chicago Fire comes from writers Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma, Wanted), who will be executive producing with Dick Wolf.

Hit up the comments section, fang fans, we know you want to dish about this nugget of info.

It might not be his return to Mystic Falls as the sexy Mason Lockwood, but once a TVD player, always a TVD player. We know you have an opinion, so why not use it?

What do you think of Taylor Kinney's newest project?

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