Updated: Nov. 20, 2023 – FBI: Most Wanted season 5 is only a few months away! The procedural makes its return to CBS on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. ET. It’s been quite sometime since we’ve been along with the Fugitive Task Force on a case. The delay was due to the Hollywood strikes which have now been resolved.
With the writers and actors back to work, after fighting for fair agreements with the AMPTP, productions have been getting on the way. While this CBS original isn’t currently filming, cameras are expected to start rolling sometime in late November after Thanksgiving weekend. This is true for all of the FBI series in the franchise. An official episode count hasn’t been announced for FBI: Most Wanted, however, it’ll likely have 13 episodes like the confirmed count for the flagship series.
During the strikes we did learn of a cast exit. Deadline reported that Alexa Davalos was told by a producer that she wouldn’t be returning for season 5 after she filmed her last scene for the fourth season. The departure was described as “amicable,” but the cast exit did come as a surprise potentially even for Davalos. It’s unknown how her character will be written out or if she’ll make a return to close out Kristin Gaines’ story.
FBI is also experiencing a cast shake-up. Shantel VanSanten is joining the Most Wanted branch of the universe as Nina Chase. The agent, who is also romantically involved with Stuart Scola and is raising a son with him, likely will pop up in the series where she made her debut, but she’ll be spending the majority of her time with the Fugitive Task Force.
Fans of FBI: Most Wanted have had to put up with several cast changes over the years so this is par for the course with the series. Here’s who’s expected to return for season 5:
- Dylan McDermott as Remy Scott
- Roxy Sternberg as Sherryll Barnes
- Keisha Castle-Hughes as Hana Gibson
- Edwin Hodge as Ray Cannon
FBI: Most Wanted season 5 plot predictions
Season 4 had some good personal storylines for the agents, such as Gaines facing her past tortured by a drug lord and Hana dealing with her own abduction. Hana was also rocked when her exposing an online predator led to the man killing himself.
The final episodes had Remy learning that the man he thought killed his brother years ago was innocent. Remy also learned that his brother had fathered a son, making him an uncle. The new season should play on those plots while still the thrilling manhunts the team is used to.