When will the highly anticipated sixth season of FBI take the world by storm? Here is everything we know so far about FBI Season 6.
The summer streaming season has finally arrived on CBS, and the anticipation among various fandoms has reached new heights as they have been speculating for a while if their favorite shows will be a part of the schedule or not. If you are wondering the same, then we are certain that one of the most talked-about series in the catalog is none other than the FBI franchise.
There are many queries circulating on the web relating to its current status, which has been raised by fans for weeks, especially since the 5th season, which aired its finale episode back on May 23, 2023, ended with a major cliffhanger, leaving the fans questioning, “Whether Season 6 is coming this month? If not this month, then when?” If you are sharing the same thought, then don’t worry!
Here is everything we currently know about CBS’s FBI Season 6.
FBI Season 6 Release Date: What is it expected to return?
Even though the previously released 2023–24 fall schedule indicated that the new season would make its official return sometime around the fall season, September 2023 being the ideal release window with new episodes premiering every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. on the CBS network, which was a great update for the viewers to get a heads-up! But sadly, the celebrations were short-lived, as since the early announcement, things seem to have taken a wide turn, which was quite unexpected!
The emergence of the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, which started a few weeks ago, has caused many production houses to temporarily halt their work. This makes any anticipation for the show’s official return in July 2023 completely impossible!
Many reports circulating have suggested that the writing for the next 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. Moreover, now that we know that the show isn’t in production, the release could be further delayed if SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP can’t come to an agreement by the June 30, 2023 deadline, which can also trigger an actor strike!
Things are quite tense at the moment as anything major in the schedule can happen in the coming months, which has been hinted at by George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer, who stated 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 said. In conclusion, it’s not farfetched to assume that the content of the CBS fall schedule can be changed as production is assumed to resume later this year, which makes the chances of the show’s return this year seem minimal. It can eventually premiere sometime in early to mid-2024, with new episodes airing every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. It’s only a matter of time until the modified schedule becomes known in order to avoid any unneeded obstacles in the future.
As a result, we ask fans to be patient and keep an eye on social media for more information on the potential new release date, which will ultimately be acknowledged by creators in the near future.
— FBI (@FBICBS) May 9, 2022
FBI Season 6 Plot: What to expect in the new season?
Due to an early two-season pickup, not much has been disclosed about the plot, but the new season will definitely explore the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. First-class agents, including Maggie Bell and Omar Adom “OA” Zidan, bring all of their talents, intellect, and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime, and counterintelligence, to keep New York and the country safe.
‘Everybody who works on these three shows is over the moon about the multi-year pickups,” added Dick Wolf, executive producer and FBI brand creator. “We are all incredibly grateful to CBS and our partners at Universal Television and CBS Studios. And I personally would like to thank the incredible casts, talented writers, and dedicated producers, not to mention the three crews who never missed an air date despite the difficulties of producing full seasons during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
— FBI (@FBICBS) May 24, 2023
“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.”
Lastly, even though there is so much silence about the exact plot, there is no doubt that the new season will continue the plot and character arcs from the finale episode, “God Complex,” of the fifth season, in which the viewers got to see that when a prominent doctor is found dead in a ritualistic slaying, the team must race against time to hunt down a religiously motivated serial killer. Later, the viewers see Scola face a life-or-death decision.
FBI Season 6 Cast: Who will return to reprise their roles?
The main cast members who are expected to return in the new season are as follows:
Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell, Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom “OA” Zidan, John Boyd as Special Agent Stuart Scola, Katherine Renee Turner as Special Agent Tiffany Wallace, Alana De La Garza as Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille, and Jeremy Sisto as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine. The series is produced by Wolf Entertainment, CBS Studios, and Universal Television.
In addition to this, the recurring cast who are also speculated to return for the new season includes Taylor Anthony Miller as Kelly Moran, Vedette Lim as Elise Taylor, James Chen as Ian Lim, Shantel VanSanten as Special Agent Nina Chase, Roshawn Franklin as Agent Trevor Hobbs, Mara Davi as Samantha Kelton, Caleb Reese Paul as Tyler Kelton, and Emily Donahoe as CIA Rep Anne Potter. Moreover, Dick Wolf, Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski, and Turk serve as executive producers.
— FBI (@FBICBS) June 22, 2023
FBI Season 6 Episodes: Where to stream?
We can inform readers that the upcoming season’s official episode count has been announced by the network to be approximately 22 episodes with an average length of 44 minutes, the same as the previous seasons, which are slated to release weekly. This episode count is accurate. If you are familiar with the show’s history, then you’ll know that the show tends to take mid-season breaks, which is perfect for rolling out the episodes on a proper schedule.
Additionally, the official episode count will be reduced to 18–20, which will be announced later if the ongoing writer’s strike persists!
Overall, when the episodes are available, it 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, FBI is also available for renting or purchase on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to user preferences. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on CBS’s website, where the episodes are published after they air on the TV channel.
FBI Season 6 Frequently Asked Questions
What is the FBI Season 6 Release Date?
As mentioned, the release date of FBI Season 6 has not yet been announced.
What is the filming status?
As of writing this, the filming of the new season hasn’t even begun yet, and it will take quite some time to properly schedule the production stage, which usually commences around the summer season in the month of August after the crew and cast take a short hiatus. Though the fans are optimistic that the same schedule will be followed this time around, the reality looks a bit dull!
Due to the ongoing writer’s strike, many networks have had to close their writers’ rooms for a temporary period of time until a proper resolution for the writer’s pay is made. This strike has caused a major shift in the 2023–2024 primetime schedule, leading to the new season eventually returning sometime in 2024!
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, as right now the filming status is neither here nor there.
Is there any promo available?
The new episodes have not been filmed yet! Hence, there is no official teaser or trailer for the upcoming season. Moreover, it takes time for such promotional stuff to be published, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere of the new episodes. So, there is a lot of time left for such a promotional tour to begin.
Is the FBI available on Netflix?
The series is not now available on Netflix, so anybody hoping for it on the streaming giant is sure to be let down. But on the bright side, Hulu + Live TV offers live streaming of the most recent “FBI” episodes, which is ideal for international audiences who have access to Hulu.
Outside of the USA, where to stream the show?
The program airs on Global on Tuesday nights in Canada. The series is also shown on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. on Sky Witness in the UK. In Southeast Asia, the show airs on Thursdays at 9:45 p.m. on AXN Asia.
— FBI (@FBICBS) May 17, 2023
Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know what you think the FBI Season 6 plotline is going to be like.