FBI: Most Wanted Season 5: Release date, characters that won’t return, plot and more updates

FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 is not coming in July 2022
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Will our beloved FBI agents make it back to our screens in 2023?

Here is everything we know about FBI: Most Wanted Season 5!

Ever since the inception of the FBI franchise, the fandom has only expanded, but particularly the fandom for FBI: Most Wanted saw an exceptional rise. This is probably due to the creative imagination of the writers who cultivate enthralling cases that put the most wanted crimes on the list, and by list, we mean the list of the most wanted criminals. Every progressing case tends to be better than the last, and viewers are caught in the enticing web of the inexhaustible crime genre. The best part about the series is that the crimes get more and more organized with each progressing case, making it even more challenging for the FBI to untangle them.

This invigorated allure that FBI: Most Wanted has bestowed upon its viewers has got them twiddling their thumbs over the prospect of Season 6 after the Season 5 finale left us in the throes of a major cliffhanger.

If you are one of the viewers wondering about any recent updates on FBI: Most Wanted amidst uncertain times, you have come to the right place. We have a few new updates regarding the release date as well as a shocking cast shakeup! Continue reading to find out.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Release Date

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Release Date: Is there any hope for August 2023?

It seems like the fate of scripted shows is tainted. At least for the fall season in 2023. This is owing to the strike situation that is boiling over like hot water in a kettle, with no intention of simmering down. So where does this leave our beloved FBI: Most Wanted Season 5?

Due to the far-fetched popularity that the show has garnered over the years, it is no surprise that FBI: Most Wanted was renewed on May 2022 for a double-season feature for Season 4 and Season 5! While the Season 4 finale aired on May 23rd, 2023, fans have been left panting for more updates on Season 5 because they know it is coming.

Nevertheless, it seems like the FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 finale was not enough for the writers to finish scripts because the WGA was already in strike mode. All hopes of any updates were further crushed when SAG AFTRA joined in on the strike rendering the filming for the season obsolete.

Ever since then, CBS has had to re-arrange the fall schedule that they had planned to release amidst the strike due to the uncertainty of the unwavering protests that are still in continuation. Much like its competitor networks, CBS has decided to postpone the fall calendar to a mid-season release, which translates to us viewing FBI: Most Wanted on our screens by mid-2024 (preferably the 1st quarter, provided the strike dies out within the next month or two). However, escaping reality is not suitable, so if the strike does continue till the end of the year, the network will be obligated to switch up its schedule yet again and give us new dates for the release, so nothing is set in stone. However, on our part, we will bring you fresh news regarding the same whenever we come across an update.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Cast

FBI Most Wanted Season 5: When can we expect it's arrival?

Unfortunately, there is a major character who will not be joining us for Season 5. We will get to that in a bit. Before that, let us take a look at the cast who will be reprising their roles for FBI: Most Wanted Season 5:

  • Dylan McDermott as Supervisory Special Agent Remy Scott
  • Roxy Sternberg as Special Agent Sheryll Barnes
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes as Special Agent Hana Gibson
  • Edwin Hodge as Special Agent Ray Cannon

On the other hand, due to a striking deal with CBS on budgets that will put the series on the air for another season, producers at Universal Television and Dick Wolf’s studio-based Wolf Entertainment are cutting talent expenditures. To keep the budget in check, CBS may surprise us with a few cast shakeups. When that does happen, we will be sure to inform you of the same.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Characters That Won’t Return

FBI Most Wanted Season 5: When can we expect it's arrival?

The news likely will come as a surprise to fans became there was no hint in the Season 4 finale that Davalos’ character, Special Agent Kristin Gaines, will be departing the series from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television. (via Deadline)

The clarity in the script regarding the character’s exit is yet to be analyzed, given that the scripts haven’t been completed yet due to the strike situation.

Gaines originally joined the team as a replacement for Kenny Crosby, who was written off in the Season 3 premiere due to the departure of original series regular cast member Kellan Lutz. From what can be observed, this position seems jinxed, as no permanency is being maintained.

Like other Wolf Entertainment procedurals, FBI: Most Wanted has gone through cast changeovers, which typically are driven by creative or financial reasons — or a combination of both.

Regardless, we will inform you if there are any more cast changes before the series is released.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Expected Plot

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*Spoiler Alert*

The next season is expected to pick up from the fourth season’s final episode, “Heaven Falling,” which was directed by Ken Girotti and written by David Hudgins. Mikey was unfortunately murdered, and Remy set out on a daunting mission to catch hold of the killer 25 years after the incident occurred. Will they finally avenge Mikey’s death and put the killer behind bars? We won’t know until 2024, so we urge the viewers to remain patient. It will be worth it.

Additionally, you can check out the episode rundown of FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 to get a clearer idea of the plot trajectory that Season 5 might pick up from.

S4.E1 ∙ Iron Pipeline
September 20, 2022
The team investigates the connection between a family of four found dead in a Georgia motel and the sale of illegal firearms.

S4.E2 ∙ Taxman
September 27, 2022
Rookie agent Ray Cannon joins the Fugitive Task Force as they hunt down a mysterious killer targeting IRS offices.

S4.E3 ∙ Succession
October 4, 2022
The team’s search for fugitives from a diamond heist reveals a dangerous connection to Kristin’s undercover past in Miami.

S4.E4 ∙ Gold Diggers
October 11, 2022
After a professor is murdered, the team encounters a dangerous fugitive who will kill to find some gold.

S4.E5 ∙ Chains
October 18, 2022
After Hana is kidnapped while trying to help a young girl in peril at a rest stop, Remy and the team pull out all the stops to find her.

S4.E6 ∙ Patent Pending
November 15, 2022
The team must dive into the world of psychedelics to find the killer of a tech entrepreneur.

S4.E7 ∙ Karma
November 22, 2022
The team’s paused Thanksgiving plans to investigate a shooting at a Buddhist temple.

S4.E8 ∙ Appeal
December 13, 2022
When three prosecutors are assassinated outside a bar in their small Arkansas town, the team is called in to determine if this was a personal vendetta; Ray feels compelled to help a woman and her young son combat an injustice.

S4.E9 ∙ Processed
January 3, 2023
The team races to track down a celebrity child psychiatrist kidnapped by the relative of a former client.

S4.E10 ∙ False Flag
January 10, 2023
The team discovers the abductor of a state police detective is connected to someone from a recent case.

S4.E11 ∙ Crypto Wars
January 24, 2023
The team chases after the suspects behind an explosion at an Ohio energy plant.

S4.E12 ∙ Black Mirror
February 14, 2023
The team is led to a wayward pastor and his brother after two teens are kidnapped.

S4.E13 ∙ Transaction
February 21, 2023
The team must navigate the mistrust of authorities in a tight-knit Somali community in Minnesota as they race to find a kidnapped 14-year-old girl.

S4.E14 ∙ Wanted: America
February 28, 2023
When a rising star triathlete is found brutally murdered, the team chases after one of her teammates and his girlfriend.

S4.E15 ∙ Double Fault
March 14, 2023
The Fugitive Task Force springs into action to find a famous foreign tennis player after she’s kidnapped from a tennis court in Brooklyn.

S4.E16 ∙ Imminent Threat: Part Three
April 4, 2023
The clock ticks as all FBI teams join forces to hunt down the fugitives getting closer to carrying out a mass-casualty terror attack.

S4.E17 ∙ The Miseducation of Metcalf 2
April 11, 2023
The team jumps into action to find two missing coeds after their roommate’s older brother is involved in a homicide.

S4.E18 ∙ Rangeland
April 18, 2023
After two agents from the Bureau of Land Management go missing while executing a land seizure warrant in Wyoming, the Fugitive Task Force heads west to track them down in an unwelcoming county. Also, Hana receives a threat.

S4.E19 ∙ Bad Seed
April 25, 2023
When a news anchor is shot dead in the station’s parking lot, the Fugitive Task Force must dive into a story she was working on in order to track down her killer. Also, Remy debates revisiting the case around his brother’s murder.

S4.E20 ∙ These Walls
May 9, 2023
The witness Remy and Kristen are visiting in prison is put in danger when a riot breaks out, leaving the staff and visitors held hostage by two murderous gangs.

S4.E21 ∙ Clean House
May 16, 2023
The Fugitive Task Force searches for a missing migrant teen they believe was lured into unlawful work by a dangerous man. Also, Remy learns of a previously undisclosed witness in his brother’s murder case.

S4.E22 ∙ Heaven Falling
May 23, 2023
The team helps Remy try to catch his brother’s real killer 25 years after Mikey was murdered.

“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.”

Even though the exact episode count for FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is subject to change due to the ongoing dual strikes, we can expect the 22-episodic count to be reduced to 18–20 episodes.

Either way, this is the perfect time to catch up on FBI: Most Wanted Season 1-4 to get familiarized with the story all over again.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Where To Watch

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is not coming in August 2023

When released, FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is expected to air on CBS on Tuesday in the 10/9c time slot, just like the prior seasons.

  • Paramount+
  • FuboTV
  • iTunes(rent or purchase)
  • Amazon Instant Video(rent or purchase)
  • Vudu(rent or purchase)
  • Watch for free on CBS’s official app and website, available in selected regions.

Apart from CBS, the international audience can now exclusively stream the show on the Carios platform, for which the season airs on Tuesday nights in Canada on Global and airs three hours ahead of the CBS broadcast. The show airs on Friday nights at 10 p.m. on Sky Witness in the United Kingdom. Moreover, the show aired on Thursday night at 10:40 p.m. on AXN Asia in Southeast Asia, then moved to FOX Asia.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Official Trailer

No official teaser or trailer for the upcoming season has been released as of yet due to incomplete scripts and production status. Furthermore, it takes time for such promotional stuff to be published, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere of the new episodes. When we do come across any promo for FBI: Most Wanted Season 5, we will update this space, so keep a close eye.

Meanwhile, check out the series finale promo for FBI: Most Wanted Season 4:

FBI: Most Wanted 4x22 Promo "Heaven Falling" (HD) Season Finale

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