When will the beloved crime television drama series return? Continue reading to find out more about FBI: International Season 3.
The second spin-off from Dick Wolf’s drama FBI and the third series in the FBI franchise has the ability to consistently deliver amazing tales with each new season, which makes it understandable why one of the most common questions from devoted viewers is whether the series’ future is in safe hands or not. After all, people have enjoyed FBI: International ever since it debuted only a few years ago! Therefore, it is imperative that these burning questions be answered as quickly as possible to prevent the spread of more misinformation throughout the community.
With much speculation mounting, it’s time to delve into the burning question, “Will there be another season of this beloved show or not?” For your consideration, right now we can assure the readers that you don’t have to worry as the popular drama series, which follows members of the FBI’s international “Fly Team”, elite Special Agents headquartered in Budapest, is not going anywhere as it was given an early renewal for a second and third season back in May 2022!
Yes, you heard it right! The series has been able to capture interest for a while, and there is no doubt that it is not going to wane anytime soon. For context, the show has been ranked as one of the most popular on-demand programs. Due to this, it will continue the tale for another season, as there is no chance that a known television network like CBS will lean towards scrapping an important legacy show that has become very close to prime-time television viewers around the world.
Moreover, FBI: International has been well-received by critics throughout much of its run and has been included in various critics’ year-end top 10 lists. Since its inception, the show has been described by media outlets as a good spinoff for a television “phenomenon” or “juggernaut” like the FBI franchise, owing to its longevity and dominant ratings. So, the fans can breathe a sigh of relief and buckle up by speculating what the next season has to offer the die-hard fans around the world!
Here is everything we know so far about CBS’s much-anticipated FBI: International Season 3.
FBI: International Season 3 Release Date: When will the series return on CBS?
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.
The strikes started a while ago and don’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 late summer season if the network is aiming for its fall release later this year. Hence, 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.
We predict that there is no chance for the popular crime series to make its comeback anytime soon! Moreover, there is no chance it will premiere this year at all, as the writing of the new season’s scripts hasn’t even started, which will cause further delays in the production. We can assure the readers that Deadline also ran a new report in which it offered an alternate release month, which might be May 2024, which is more likely to happen!
Hence, we ask fans to be patient and keep an eye on social media channels for more information on the new release dates, which will be acknowledged later. For the time being, we urge the readers to check out the new revised fall 2023–24 schedule, which includes the following shows, and can also encourage CBS to fill these empty slots with reruns of all three beloved FBI shows, allowing viewers to relive the gripping investigations, unforgettable heart-pounding action and drama from the prior seasons that have aired over the last few years.
Mark your calendars! 🗓 The CBS Fall Premiere dates have been set! 🍂 pic.twitter.com/BbLDZ5V2e7
— CBS (@CBS) August 3, 2023
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.
It is expected to expand on the basic premise of the show, 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.
FBI: International Season 3 Episode Count: How many will be there, and 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. Due to cost-cutting or ongoing dual 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.
The show also airs 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. These platforms are subject to change in case the license to broadcast the show is expired.
FBI: International Season 3 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
As of writing this, we can assure the readers that the official trailer for FBI: International Season 3 has not been released.
One of the reasons is that 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, sadly, at this time around, looks a bit dull! Due to the ongoing actors’ and writers’ strikes, many networks have decided to halt their productions for a temporary period of time until a proper resolution is made. This strike has caused a major shift in the 2023–2024 primetime schedule, leading to the new season eventually returning sometime around the first quarter of next year.
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.
Ultimately, there is a huge chance that there will be a delay in the release of such promos, as The Writers Guild recently said that the AMPTP’s latest counteroffer0000000000000 for a new contract “is neither nothing nor nearly enough.” In a message to its members released today, the guild said it “will continue to advocate for proposals that fully address our issues rather than accept half measures like those” offered by the companies in its latest offer on August 11, 2023. The guild said that “we remain committed to direct negotiations with the companies.”
We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us.
— FBI: International (@FBIIntCBS) May 24, 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.