While waiting for season 5 of Yellowstone to air on Paramount Network, you can catch one star in NBC’s Chicago P.D. In fact, Jefferson White, who was last seen leaving for Texas on the modern Western, now has a recurring role in the police drama as Chief O’Neal’s (Michael Gaston) son, Sean. Read on to find out more about White’s role on the popular show.
Jefferson White joins cast of Chicago P.D.
Jefferson White, who plays Jimmy in the modern Western drama, Yellowstone, has a new role in life. He will now play Police Chief O’Neal’s (Michael Gaston) son, Sean, in a recurring role. In fact, his first episode dropped on NBC on October 19. In the storyline, Sean will be working with Intelligence in a case involving a human trafficking ring.
White told TVLine, “He’s got access to communities that don’t necessarily trust the CPD because of the history and tension.” Meanwhile, his character’s relationship with his father is much better since he fought his addiction. Moreover, Sean now helps others who are going through what he went through.
About White’s first episode
In Jefferson’s first episode, he was mostly paired with Detective Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos). Speaking of the episode, White said they are “kindred spirits,” and that “he offers to be an outlet and a resource” to Upton. This comes as the detective continues to deal with her husband Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) leaving to work overseas.
Speaking of Chief O’Neal, showrunner Gwen Sigan said we will learn a lot more about him. Fans will learn about his family and where he comes from and how that differs from Voight (Jason Beghe), but also how it is the same as him. She continued, saying:
Their relationship evolves quite a lot in the front end of the season, and it’s been really fun to write.
Jefferson White on Yellowstone
Meanwhile, on Yellowstone fans will recall that the last time we saw White’s character, Jimmy, was when he left the ranch on his way to Texas. At that time, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) gave Jimmy his blessing to choose a life for himself. However, as Jefferson is listed in the season 5 cast, sounds like he may return to Montana someday.
Yellowstone fans are looking forward to season 5, which drops on the Paramount Network on November 13.
In the meantime, they can catch Jefferson White on Chicago P.D. on Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.