Is FBI: Most Wanted finally returning in 2022? Here’s everything you need to know about FBI: Most Wanted Season 4.
FBI: Most Wanted is a crime drama television series produced by Wolf Entertainment and written by René Balcer. It is the first spin-off from Dick Wolf’s drama FBI, in which the series’ characters were introduced in the first season. The Fugitive Task Force, a team that tirelessly hunts and catches the prominent suspects on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list, is the center of FBI: Most Wanted, making it a very high-stakes drama.
If you’ve been wondering when FBI: Most Wanted would be back for any more seasons then we have some exciting news for you. As, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on CBS. Here’s all we know about FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 so far.
Will there be a Season 4 of FBI: Most Wanted?
Yes, it is official that FBI: Most Wanted, by the CBS network, will be returning to your TV screens for another season. In May 2022, CBS renewed the series for a fourth and fifth season. So, the fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming months as it’s not just one season that got renewed this early as another installment is already in development by the studio to release on the channel following the release of the fourth season this year.
The renewal announcement was shared on the official Twitter handle of FBI: Most Wanted, quoting, “Our cast has some fantastic news to share: #FBIMostWanted has been renewed for Season 4 AND Season 5! #TheFBIs” Take a look at the official post below:
Why did CBS renew FBI: Most Wanted for Season 4?
According to Deadline, the series was already expected to return given the rating success helped the network once again win the 2021-22 season; as FBI: Most Wanted is a top ten broadcast series. So, this isn’t surprising given the series has been doing fairly well in terms of getting the necessary reception and audiences, allowing it to be renewed for more seasons. On the other hand, previous seasons of this show easily drew more than 5 million US viewers, making it a huge factor that many networks do not want to lose any time soon.
Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment stated, “The FBI’s are one of the most successful brands in the entire TV landscape and a powerful cornerstone of our number one lineup.”
Further adding, “They’ve attracted a dedicated, loyal fan base, thanks to the extraordinary vision of executive producer Dick Wolf and the talents of all three outstanding casts and creative teams. I know we and our viewers look forward to two additional seasons of engaging, heroic stories.”
“Everybody who works on these three shows is over the moon about the multi-year pickups,” added Dick Wolf, executive producer, and FBI brand creator. “We are all incredibly grateful to CBS and our partners at Universal Television and CBS Studios. And I personally would like to thank the incredible casts, talented writers, and dedicated producers, not to mention three crews who never missed an airdate despite the difficulties of producing full seasons during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of the upcoming season is yet to be confirmed by the CBS network as of June 7, 2022. But on the bright side, the fans are speculating that the upcoming season will not be delayed and can be released sooner than they anticipated. Just like the previous seasons, the franchise has aimed toward a release date that is scheduled by the mid or end of the year.
So, if we have to predict the release date it will be around the months of September to November by considering the pattern of the last two seasons’ release dates for the pilot episode. Moreover, we would like to highlight that this is just speculation at this point in time. So, in the next coming months, CBS will reveal and confirm the official release dates for the new season, which fans should keep a watch on.
FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 Plot
FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 is expected to explore this already established premise in the ending of FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 for the upcoming season and continue the storyline from the very last episode of the jam-packed 22 episodes of Season 3, which the viewers got to see on the CBS channel, Episode 22 titled, A Man Without a Country, aired on May 24, 2022.
It was estimated that the episode was viewed by 4.77 million US viewers. So, it is expected that this already established premise will lead to the pilot episode of the upcoming season. The episode is directed by Heather Cappiello and the teleplay is written by David Hudgins. In addition to this, the story of the episode is created by David Hudgins & Wendy West.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “The team chases an oligarch who goes on a terror spree in a desperate attempt to escape an impossible situation.” Take a look at the official clip of the episode below:
The series is intended to resume up where it left off in terms of characters and stories for the next season, beginning with this exact moment in the final episode to pick up any potential cliffhangers for the 4th season’s pilot episode.
The previous episodes set the tone for the season, which will see the storyline develop and expand in ways that will keep viewers interested. Many of the episodes have been favorably welcomed by viewers and die-hard fans, luring people in to watch the series when it airs on television or via streaming service.
FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 Cast
The original cast from Season 3 is expected to reprise their roles and continue the story in the next chapter.
The prominent characters of the series are as follows:
- Kellan Lutz as Kenny Crosby
- Roxy Sternberg as Sheryll Barnes
- Keisha Castle Hughes as Hana Gibson
- Nathaniel Arcand as Clinton Skye
- YaYa Gosselin as Tali LaCroix
- Miguel Gomez as Ivan Ortiz
- Alexa Davalos as Kristin Gaines
- Dylan McDermott as Remy Scott
Some of the recurring cast members of the series are as follows:
- Terry O’Quinn as Byron LaCroix
- Jen Landon as Sarah Allen
As reported by Deadline on January 22, 2022, Julian McMahon who plays Jesse “Jess” LaCroix, and starred in FBI: Most Wanted for over three seasons, is leaving the CBS crime drama. He is one of the most prominent characters to make an exit from the series.
He stated, “Over the past few months, the producers of FBI: Most Wanted and I have had discussions about my departure from the show in favor of additional creative pursuits and the transition of my character Jess LaCroix,” McMahon said in a statement to Deadline. “These ongoing conversations have given us an opportunity to orchestrate a seamless and productive way for me to leave the show.”
In addition to this Deadline also reported on June 3, 2022, that unfortunately, one more cast member is leaving the series. The following has been disclosed about Miguel Gomez’s departure from the CBS drama:
“The recent Season 3 finale provided a suitable ending to the arc of Ortiz, a former LAPD Gang Unit officer born and raised in Los Angeles who, after a stint with the FBI’s counter-terror unit in Washington, DC, joined the team that tracks down the country’s most wanted fugitives. In the finale, which aired last week, Ortiz returned to Los Angeles to take care of his ailing father from him.
Moreover, the network has yet to make any new casting announcements as of June 7, 2022. So, we recommend that fans wait patiently for these developments, as the network will notify fans, and if any additional cast members join the upcoming season. As the viewers will be presented with character descriptions to better understand the dynamics and explore those individuals more in the following season.