Prepare for an expansion of the FBI universe.
The FBI usually handles domestic investigations, but now they’re going international. CBS has announced a series order for FBI: International, the latest in the executive producer’s network’s successful trio of FBI-based shows Dick Wolf. CBS also announced FBI was renewed for season 4 and FBI: Most Wanted renewed for season 3. FBI: International will debut next season in a special crossover episode with the other two FBI shows.
FBI: Internationally pursues the elite agents of the FBI’s International Division whose job it is to protect Americans around the world. Derek Haas, who created the Wolf-produced Chicago Fire, will be showrunner, while Wolf will be executive producer with Haas. Rick oath, Peter Jankowski and Arthur Forney. Regarding the casting, there have been no announcements yet.
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“The FBI is the fastest growing brand on television and our partner Dick Wolf has found yet another creative way to expand his universe,” he said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “FBI: International is a fascinating and stand-alone drama that perfectly complements the compelling siblings FBI and FBI: Most Wanted and creates an enviable triple threat for the next season that fits seamlessly into our network.”
“CBS has been a great creative partner and they understand the value of the growing FBI brand,” added Wolf. “The showrunners, writers, producers, performers, crew members and everyone on our team delivered exciting and creative shows that clearly resonated with the audience. FBI: International is an opportunity for us to expand with a powerful new drama. ”
FBI: International joins a successful family of shows on CBS and is likely another hit for the hugely successful Wolf, who won two Emmys from among 14 nominations. The FBI draws over 11 million viewers weekly as the number 3 in television drama. The flagship show is also Wolf’s most watched show on any network, which says something since Wolf created it Law & Order, who ran 20 seasons, and Law & Order: Special victim unit, the longest running current drama on television. FBI: Most Wanted was last season’s new # 1 drama, drawing over 8 million viewers and often topping the Tuesday night slot.
Fans of Dick Wolf’s various legal trial shows will no doubt be delighted with this latest international addition to the FBI universe.
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