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Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund Is Directing A Major Disney+ Project

Created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, the popular NBC drama "Chicago Fire," which chronicles the lives of a group of Chicago Fire Department employees, including the firefighters and paramedics – boasts a large ensemble to bring each episode to life. Major players include Taylor Kinney as Lieutenant Kelly Severide, David Eigenberg as Senior Firefighter Christopher Herrmann, and Eamonn Walker as Battalion Chief Wallace Boden, all of whom have been a part of the series from the beginning and through the current 10th season.

Another actor who played a significant role in the "Chicago Fire" story is Monica Raymund, who portrayed Gabby Dawson, the paramedic in charge of Ambulance 61. Gabby, one of the few women in the department, begins firefighter training but then eventually returns to her ambulance job due to wanting to avoid the dangers of being a firefighter for the sake of her role as a foster parent. Raymund was a series regular before leaving "Chicago Fire" at the start of Season 7 and then returning in Season 8 in a guest role.

Since her time on "Chicago Fire," Raymund has moved on to a new television series: "Hightown," a crime drama on Starz. Additionally, she has added a new project to her IMDB page, although not in the acting category. As it turns out, Raymund has taken on a directing job for a huge Disney+ project — and it's one we're keen to see.

Raymund is helming at least one episode of the National Treasure TV show

In March 2021, Disney greenlit a new "National Treasure" series for Disney+, based on the film series of the same name, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, two of the franchise's screenwriters, have written the scripts for the new show, which will follow a similar storyline but with a set of younger characters. At the time of the announcement, THR stated "Vanity Fair" director Mira Nair would helm the first episode — and that still appears to be true, per IMDb.

Now, over a year since that initial announcement, we know at least one other director has been brought on at least one more director to bring their vision to the series: Monica Raymund of "Chicago Fire." Raymund confirmed her position as director on "National Treasure" in early April when she posted about the experience and celebrated wrapping filming on Instagram. Alongside a photo of the director's chair (with the show's name on it), Raymund wrote, "That's a wrap for me on 'National Treasure'! Lots of adventure coming your way. And lots of cool footage to share. A pleasure to direct with this amazing crew. Coming soon to Disney+." The next day, she took to Instagram again with a photo of a clapboard from the show. For this second post, she wrote, "Love this crew and feeling inspired by [Director of Photography Abraham Martinez]."

As of now, it is unclear how many episodes of the upcoming project Raymund directed. Whatever the number, we can't wait to see the work that the "Chicago Fire" alum has done for the "National Treasure" series.