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

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Release Date: Is there any hope for August 2023?
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What is the potential release date for the highly anticipated FBI: Most Wanted Season 5? Here is everything we know so far. 

As fans speculate about the potential release date, the question on everyone’s mind is whether there is any hope for the network to release new details in August 2023 is being raised all over the web. Especially after how the last season ended with a major cliffhanger that has raised my curiosity more! To say the least, the fans want to know how the story of these special characters, which has been created by René Balcer, will be continued, hence boosting their interest in knowing everything!

Hence, if you want to know more about the next chapter, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to get all your answers about the potential release date of the much-anticipated fifth season, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again, just like the prior seasons were able to do so with so much potential, which the fans truly deserve to see! So, it’s time to buckle up and get ready to know all about CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted Season 5.

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

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Release Date: When will the series return on CBS?

Just like many scripted television shows, sadly, the entire FBI franchise, which includes the beloved crime drama series FBI: Most Wanted, has also been impacted by the ongoing strikes, which include the 2023 WGA strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. This ongoing situation has caused the workings of Hollywood to come to a halt until a proper resolution is made for the work to effectively resume and the production to conclude on time without causing any further hurdles to the release. 

Due to these dual strikes that don’t seem to reach an agreement in the coming weeks, a revised schedule has been confirmed by the CBS network, highlighting an entirely new release window for the three FBI series will be released, which is now set for an early to mid-2024 release window instead of it premiering in the previously confirmed fall broadcast schedule of 2023, with the same time slot of 10 p.m. EST, starting with the FBI at 8 p.m. EST and followed by FBI International at 9 p.m. EST.

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

For your consideration, our best estimate is that the writing of the series might commence as soon as the strikes reach an agreement with the filming, which has already been delayed and is scheduled to begin sometime later this year for the new episodes to begin airing in the first quarter of 2024, which includes the months of January, February, and March. It will be ideal for the creators to take some time off and reflect on how the story will progress after this hiatus.

We would also like to emphasize that there is a chance that the new episodes can also begin airing by the end of this year only if the strike reaches an agreement within the next few weeks. Until then, the 2024 release window is fixed for all the scripted shows on the CBS network, with the remainder of the 2023 fall schedule filled with reruns of the previous seasons and some unscripted shows that don’t require writers and actors in order to fill the void of empty slots with lack of FBI content on CBS. 

Hence, any hopes for more new updates for FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 in August 2023 are pretty bleak at this moment! In conclusion, we’ll just have to wait and see what more crucial details the network will decide to disclose in the near future for the time being we urge the readers to check out the new revised fall CBS’s 2023-24 schedule which includes the following shows: 

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Plot: What to expect from the new season?

Even though there is restricted information about the next season’s exact plotlines and character arcs, we are certain that the upcoming season of the popular series will definitely carry the show’s theme, which has been loved by fans for years, as follows: “FBI: Most Wanted” is a high-stakes drama focusing on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. The team functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice.

Beware! The following passage contains some major spoilers for FBI: Most Wanted Season 5! So, if you don’t want to know all the crucial details in case you have already streamed the show, then we urge you to skip this section for a spoiler-free article! Even though the series was renewed earlier this year in April 2023, it is too early to predict future storylines, but we are certain that the new season is intended to carry the story forward, which includes some of the following predictions, which we have summarized for you below. 

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

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. In the episode, the viewers get to see that the team helps Remy try to catch his brother’s real killer 25 years after Mikey was murdered. So, the series is expected to develop in favor of the fans’ anticipation. We suggest fans patiently wait and binge-watch Season 4 in order to update their recollection of certain significant plotlines and keep an eye out for details that will be released in the coming weeks.

“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.”

Also, check out the official FBI: Most Wanted Season 4 finale episode teaser trailer below to recall all the plotlines that have happened in the series so far:

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

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

The main cast members who are expected to return in the new season are as follows: Dylan McDermott as Supervisory Special Agent Remy Scott; Roxy Sternberg as Special Agent Sheryll Barnes; Keisha Castle-Hughes as Special Agent Hana Gibson, and Edwin Hodge as Special Agent Ray Cannon, among other recurring cast members who will be disclosed later.

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. In order to keep budget expenses down, there may be a cast shake-up, so we have to predict that there are some characters who might not return in the new season. Recently, one of its series regulars, Alexa Davalos confirmed that her character, Special Agent Kristin Gaines, might be departing the series from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television.

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

According to Deadline, the exit may have come as a surprise to many but the report suggests that she was informed by a producer on set that she won’t be coming back after filming her last scene from Season 4 several months ago. According to multiple sources, the conversation – and Davalos’ departure – were amicable. It is unclear how Gaines’ exit will be explained in the upcoming fifth season, which has not been written because of the 2023 WGA strike, or whether Davalos would be invited back to wrap up her character’s arc.

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 simplify 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, FBI: Most Wanted was created by René Balcer and produced by Wolf Entertainment.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Episodes: What is the official count and where to stream?

Even though the exact episode count for FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 is subject to change due to the ongoing dual strikes. So, there are many chances that the customary 22-episode count might be reduced to 18–20 episodes. We expect it is intended to follow the same count to maintain the story’s flow. We’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released, as these details will be revealed once the release date draws closer to avoid any early spoilers of the plotlines. 

Of course! It can only happen if the production is further delayed later this year and the network still wants to release the show by early 2024 in order to be consistent. Since there is another option to make up for the low number of episodes, the network may decide to make the sixth season (if it is ever renewed) a bigger season, which will satisfy the fans and keep the network consistent without significantly lowering the caliber of the content being produced for later release once the release date approaches!

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. The viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of FBI: Most Wanted on Paramount+ or FuboTV. Moreover, the show is also available for renting or purchasing on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans. It is also available to watch for free on CBS’s official app and website, which are available in selected regions.

FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 Frequently Asked Questions

When was FBI: Most Wanted Season 5 renewed?

In May 2022, CBS renewed the series for a fourth and fifth season. Since then, the fourth season has already premiered all the episodes, which ended on May 23, 2023.

What is the production status of the fifth season?

As stated above, due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, we speculate that the production might have been put on a temporary halt, just like many other original CBS series, which has also stopped their work due to a lack of writers and actors leading to a major delay in the official production, which has yet to commence.  Moreover, in a recent negotiation meeting which was held for the first time in more than three months!

The Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Friday failed to reach an agreement to resume contract negotiations. Their inability to agree on terms for returning to the bargaining table comes after their much-anticipated meeting to discuss a possible resumption of talks. “As of now, there is no agreement on these items, because the AMPTP said they needed to consult with their member studios before moving forward,” the union said in a statement last Friday after the meeting was over. 

Due to this, we are certain that the season’s production will be delayed further.

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

Where can international viewers stream the series?

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. These platforms are subject to change in case the license to broadcast the show expires, which will be announced later.

Is there any official promo available?

As mentioned above, the new episodes have not yet been filmed due to incomplete scripts and the network holding up production for a while due to the ongoing strikes. Consequently, no official teaser or trailer for the upcoming season has been released due to a lack of content being filmed. 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.

As a result, the network hasn’t released any new promotional stuff for the fifth season as the release date hasn’t been disclosed yet, and the filming status is neither here nor there, which will take a lot of time for the official promo tour to begin. Moreover, 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!

Ultimately, there is a huge chance that there will be a delay in the release of such promos.

Catch up on prior seasons on CBS while you wait for more FBI: Most Wanted Season 5  information on Web News Observer.