What lies ahead for this globally acclaimed show? Continue reading to find out more about FBI: International Season 3.
For the last two years, with each new season, FBI: International has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of legacy television series. It’s a brilliant installment in the crime television media franchise, which has, over the years, promised to be packed with heart-pounding action, intricate investigations, jaw-dropping plot twists, and a cast of brilliant elite Special Agents from the FBI’s international Fly Team!
There is no doubt that this gripping drama series will certainly continue to push boundaries and delve deeper into a team of FBI Special Agents who investigate crime and terrorism abroad.
So it’s understandable why there is so much interest and why many queries are beginning to circulate on the web relating to its current status, which has been raised by fans for weeks all over the FBI fan community! Especially ever since the second season, which aired its finale episode back on May 23, 2023, which ended with a major cliffhanger, leaving the fans questioning, “Whether FBI: International Season 3 is coming in August 2023 or not?” So, if you are sharing the same thought, then don’t worry!
Here is everything we currently know about FBI: International Season 3’s potential release date.
FBI International Season 3 Release Date: When is the series expected to return on CBS?
Firstly, as of writing this, no official release date for FBI: International Season 3 has been confirmed, despite being renewed for a new season back in May 2022, along with the second season that ended its run earlier this year on May 23, 2023! Hence, it is currently unknown when the season will be released, but we are certain to report to you that the chances of it premiering in the fall season for the CBS 2023–24 broadcast season seem pretty close to zero, to begin with!
We say this due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which started weeks ago and doesn’t seem to end anytime soon, causing many Hollywood production houses to halt their work temporarily with reports circulating that the writing for the upcoming season has not started, which is quite unfortunate when we consider the fact that filming usually begins by the summer season if the network is aiming for its fall release later this year.
Right now, it looks like the eagerly awaited new season of the series, which has been one of the highest-rated and most-watched series on CBS for a while now, will not be available to stream anytime soon, especially in the fall season of 2023, making the fandom wait for longer than they anticipated! If we look at the current status, one thing is noted the network has also considered some crucial changes behind the scenes for its primetime schedule, just like ABC and NBC.
These competing networks have decided to shift the fall schedule for the next year, which will be ideal to avoid any further delays in production. In conclusion, if the strikes don’t reach an agreement by August 2023, then the creators of the show and the network will be forced to skip the previously confirmed fall premiere and eventually modify and release it some time for the first quarter of 2024 (January to March), with a new update schedule to be confirmed by CBS in the coming weeks.
The new episodes are still expected to air at the same time slot every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and later on Paramount Plus in order to avoid any further disruption caused by the strikes and disclose new details in the near future! It’s only a matter of time before the modified broadcast schedule becomes known to the viewers. So, to answer your question, we predict that there is no chance for the popular crime television series to make its comeback anytime soon this year!
Moreover, George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer, also stated the chances of a revised schedule during a keynote at Banff moderated by Deadline’s Peter White: “We wanted to build our schedule for when the world goes back to normal.” Further adding, “Once we had done that, once we locked it in, we spent a lot of time focusing on what it was going to look like.” He elaborated that a revised CBS fall scheduling plan is expected to be revealed soon.
“First of all, obviously it’s going to be very reality-heavy,” he added. George Cheeks was also questioned about the studio’s discussions with the leading Hollywood guilds and the ongoing WGA strike. He also discussed the variations between the broadcast and streaming economic models and referred to the recently achieved preliminary deal with the DGA as “helpful.”
Hence, after looking at these statements, it’s pretty much safe to say that the majority of the show’s release date from the CBS fall schedule will be changed, and the new season won’t premiere in August 2023! So, we recommend readers follow social media to catch up with all the details whenever they are published and follow the announcements made by official sources in order to be up-to-date with the status of the strikes and series production, which will be acknowledged in the near future.
— FBI: International (@FBIIntCBS) May 9, 2022
FBI International Season 3 Plot: What to expect from the new season?
The show’s creators have remained tight-lipped about any potential plotlines, but they will include beloved characters returning along with some new characters seeing the rapidly expanding field of the second spin-off from Dick Wolf’s drama FBI, which follows a team of FBI Special Agents who investigate crime and terrorism abroad. Due to this, the fans are hopeful that the new season will also live up to their expectations and provide plenty of drama and excitement.
As it is expected to capture the basic premise, which follows:
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf, “FBI: International,” follows the elite operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s International Fly Team. Headquartered in Budapest, they travel the world with the mission of tracking and neutralizing threats against American citizens wherever they may be. Not allowed to carry guns, the Fly Team members rely on intelligence, quick thinking, and pure brawn as they put their lives on the line to protect the U.S. and its people.
“The FBIs are one of the most successful brands in the entire TV landscape and a powerful cornerstone of our number one lineup,” said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment. “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.”
Moreover, the next season is also expected to pick up the plot right from the second season’s finale, “Fencing the Mona Lisa,” released on May 23, 2023, which was directed by Michael Katleman and written by Matt Olmstead and Edgar Castillo. In the episode, the viewers got to see that when a Russian missile is stolen and put on the black market in Budapest, the team must secure the weapon before a mysterious American arms broker delivers it into the wrong hands.
Take a look at the official promo for the final episode to get some insight into how the season ends.
FBI: International Season 3 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season to expand their arcs for the new season are as follows: Luke Kleintank as Supervisory Special Agent Scott Forrester, Heida Reed as Special Agent Jamie Kellett, Carter Redwood as Special Agent Andre Raines, Vinessa Vidotto as Special Agent Cameron Vo, Green as Schutzhund Tank, and Eva-Jane Willis as Europol Agent Megan “Smitty” Garretson.
The recurring cast members who are also expected to reprise their roles include Greg Hovanessian as Special Agent Damian Powell. There can be some new additions and removals in the series, which, if they ever happen, will be confirmed by the creators in the coming months. Additionally, the series is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with CBS Studios.
Furthermore, the network has not yet announced any new castings for the fifth season, as there can be some new additions and removals from the show that will be disclosed later by the network. This will encourage the explanation of character descriptions so that viewers may better comprehend their dynamics and learn more about those characters in the next season. Last but not least, the series was created by René Balcer and produced by Wolf Entertainment.
FBI: International Season 3 Episodes: Where to stream?
When renewed, the series was given a standard 21 to 22 episode count with an average duration of 39 to 44 minutes, premiering on a weekly basis. But due to cost-cutting or ongoing strikes, the episode count might vary if the network decides to air a shorter season with only 15 to 18 episodes which will help to conclude the run of the third season earlier rather than stretching the plot unnecessarily just for the sake of premiering all the episodes.
There is another alternative to compensate for the limited number of episodes the network can opt to make the fourth season if it ever gets an early renewal for a supersized one, which will make the fans satisfied and the network consistent with the series plotlines and character arcs without compromising much with the quality of content being produced. All details on the episode titles and synopses will be released later, once the release date draws near, in order to prevent early spoilers.
When available, the episodes will air on CBS and later on Paramount Plus, just like the prior seasons. The viewers can also catch up on all the seasons on FuboTV. Moreover, all seasons are also available for renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans. The series is also available to watch for free on CBS’s official website and app, where it’s published after the TV broadcast based on the user’s location.
Apart from CBS, the show airs on Tuesday nights in Canada on Global. In Australia, the show airs on Network 10, Rai 2 in Italy, TV 2 in Norway, FOX in Portugal, and AXN Asia. Moreover, FBI: International aired the first episode of season 1 on Sky Witness in the UK on July 22, 2022, at 9 p.m., with new episodes airing every Thursday at 10 p.m., an hour after the main FBI series, which airs in the UK on Thursday nights at 9 p.m.
Side Note: These streaming platforms are subject to change in case the license to broadcast the show is expired.
— FBI: International (@FBIIntCBS) May 24, 2023
FBI: International Season 3 Frequently Asked Questions
When was the third season renewed?
In May 2022, CBS renewed the series for a second and third season. Since then the second season premiered on September 20, 2022, and concluded its run earlier this year on May 23, 2023.
Is FBI: International part of the FBI franchise?
Yes! It is the second spin-off from Dick Wolf’s drama FBI and the third series in the FBI franchise. The series follows a team of FBI Special Agents who investigate crime and terrorism abroad. FBI: International premiered on September 21, 2021, and a full season was ordered in October 2021.
Is there any promo for FBI: International Season 3 available?
The network hasn’t released any new promos for the third season as filming hasn’t yet commenced, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin, which usually begins a month or two before the official premiere on the network.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, as everything concerning the filming status is also neither here nor there! In the end, there is a great possibility that the release of such promos may be delayed for a while.
The team is looking SERIOUS! 👀
— CBS (@CBS) May 22, 2023
While you wait for more FBI: International Season 3 updates, catch up on previous seasons to recall all the plotlines that have happened so far.