Julian McMahon Lands The Lead In ‘FBI: Most Wanted’, ‘FBI’ Spin-Off Pilot
Julian McMahon will be joining the ‘FBI‘, as he lands the lead in the planned CBS spin-off series ‘FBI: Most Wanted’, it has been announced.
‘FBI: Most Wanted’ is a potential new spin-off series to Dick Wolf’s drama ‘FBI’, which chronicles the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The new show, which will be “backdoor piloted” in this season’s ‘FBI’ run, centres around the division of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the notorious criminals on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.
McMahon is set to start Jess LaCroix, described as an “agent’s agent” at the top of his game. He oversees the team from the FBI’s Most Wanted Unit, which is assigned the most extreme and egregious cases.
Most recently, Julian McMahon has been starring as Jonah, the main “big bad” in the first two seasons of ‘Marvel’s Runaways’. Previous main roles include playing Dr. Christian Troy in ‘Nip/Tuck’, Cole on the original series of ‘Charmed’, and Ben in ‘Home and Away’. He has also popped up in shows such as ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’, and starred as Victor Von Doom in the 2005/2007 ‘Fantastic Four’ movies.
The “backdoor pilot” (i.e. a new spin-off show pilot which is an episode of the main show) will be written by Wolf and Rene Balcer (‘Law & Order’), with Fred Berner (‘Law & Order’, ‘Chicago’ franchise) directing. The show comes from Wolf Films and Universal Television, in association with CBS TV Studios.
‘FBI: Most Wanted’ is still only a pilot at this stage, so may not go to series. Season 1 of the main ‘FBI‘ drama has been picked up by Sky Witness in the UK, but they have yet to set a premiere date. We’ll let you know if and when we hear more.