Dick Wolf is one of the most well-known names in television right now. Because with shows like Law & Order and Chicago Fire under his belt, how could he not be? But now he is branching out and developing a drama series for CBS called F.B.I., a show that already has received a 13-episode straight-to-series order and will be premiering on CBS this fall. So let’s take a peek at F.B.I. and what this new show is all about.
Who’s in charge?
As I already mentioned, the creator of this new series is Dick Wolf, along with Craig Turk, who wrote the pilot episode and will serve as showrunner for this new drama. While the production side of things will be handled by Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski, with both CBS TV Studios and Universal Television helping out to get the project off the ground. And Niels Arden Oplev was the director of the first episode.
What’s this show about?
Since the name of this new show is F.B.I. it’s not hard to imagine what this TV series will be about. That’s right, this new drama will depict life at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New York office. And will tell the stories of people who work there, from the agents that are just starting out their carriers at the FBI to those in charge of whole groups of agents.
Interestingly enough, originally this show was developed as an FBI spin-off for NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. However, when that didn’t pan out Dick Wolf decided to approach CBS with the idea. And we are so glad he did! Because, by the looks of the first trailer, F.B.I. is shaping up to be CBS’s next new hit drama.
Who’s playing who?
Thanks to the fact that the pilot episode of F.B.I. was filmed during pilot season (with the rest of the 12 episodes being filmed right after it), we already know several of the actors who are playing leading roles in this new drama. Among these actors are names like Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Ebonée Noel and Missy Peregrym.
Zaki takes on the role of Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan, a former DEA undercover agent turned FBI special agent. Sisto stars as FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine, the glue that keeps his team of special agents together. While Noel portrays Kristen Chazal, one of the smartest analysts in the Bureau. With Peregrym playing special agent Maggie Bell. Previously Connie Nielsen was cast as Ellen Toy, a cultured, organized yet bluntly direct FBI Special Agent in Charge. But instead, Sela Ward will step in as Dana Mosier, the new boss of the New York FBI office.
The latest on F.B.I.
Since CBS has already ordered 13 episodes of this series, we can be sure that the show will air come next TV season. And the timeslot that has given to this promising new series is Tuesdays at 9/8 central, right after NCIS. On top of that, thanks to the CBS upfronts event at the beginning of May, we also have the first trailer of F.B.I. to share with you. It’s over 4 minutes long and gives you a pretty good feel for this upcoming series.
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And lastly, we finally also have a premiere date for this new series, which is Tuesday, September 25 at 9/8 central. That’s all the updates on F.B.I. we currently have. But once we know who replaced Connie Nielsen in the role of Ellen or any other tidbits regarding this new CBS drama, we will be updating this article. So make sure you check back here often, to be the first to know all the latest on CBS’s F.B.I.