It turns out another Gallagher is leaving the South Side of Chicago during season 9 of SHOWTIME’s Shameless.
Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian Gallagher, posted on his personal Instagram account earlier this week that the upcoming Sunday October 14th episode of the series will be his last.
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I have been a series regular on this show for roughly ten years. I was the tender age of fifteen when we shot the pilot, and I came of age in so many ways, both legally and personally. I was very lucky to mature and grow with this show. Experiencing so many firsts, maturing as an actor, a professional, and a human. In the process gaining friends, family, and the best coworkers a very lucky actor could ask for, and for this I can be nothing but gracious. All good things come to an end. An old cliche, but one that rings true with a sincerity and clarity especially in moments like these. Everything ends. The next episode will be my last. I have known since last year, but I didn’t want to give it away too early as I wanted this season to be a surprise for the audience, allowing them to experience Ian’s unsure journey with his character. This role has been a joy to inhabit, a wild and special ride, and I’d like to thank #Shameless as well as you, the viewers, for being there with him. Goodbye, Ian Clayton Gallagher. We’ll meet again?
This news comes shortly after the reveal that series star Emmy Rossum would be departing Shameless after the current on-air season. Fans of Monaghan will just have to tune into FOX’s Gotham to catch more of his performances.
Shameless airs on Sundays on SHOWTIME, and was picked up for a