Former series star is in touch with the boss, who recently revealed his shocking departure in Season 3.
I read that article. It was fantastic, everything he said on the show, Haas told Deadline on Monday. We know that he was always so important in our development. He couldn't be a nicer guy. We've always been grateful for his success.
"He was kind of fun, because he was the audience's eyes in the beginning," said another executive producer. He was a good introduction for this program. We love him."
Barnett, who played Peter Mills in the firefighter drama, said that although at the time it was difficult to look beyond the disappointment of being written out, he is now grateful for the experience.
"[The show] was a behemoth that I never saw coming. I was grateful to be part of it," Barnett said. "I was absolutely sorry to be let go. It took me for a while."
"It was a blessing in disguise, and they all said me that. In general, you never see the bad moments becoming the good. It wouldn't be what it was, but I'm grateful."
Barnett has entered roles in Netflix's, You, and the mini-series Tales of the City. He was also a series regular in Arrow's final season for the CW.
Haas told fans of Barnett as Mills that he's open to returning the character someday if the situation is appropriate.
Mills will need to get out of the North Caroline diner and bring him some pies. Yeah, he can bring pies. That's great idea, according to him.
The Chicago Fire is set to be released Wednesday night.