Julian McMahon cast in Dick Wolf’s FBI: Most Wanted
Deadline reports that Julian McMahon (Marvel’s Runaways) has been cast as the lead in Dick Wolf’s FBI: Most Wanted, the upcoming spin-off of the CBS drama FBI. The new series has already been given the green light, and will “air as an episode of FBI in the spring” according to the report.
The actor will play a character called Jess LaCroix, a top tier agent who tackles extreme cases and oversees the FBI’s Most Wanted Unit. McMahon was last seen in Hulu’s Marvel series Runaways, and has starred in popular shows such as Nip/Tuck and BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
CBS has given a full-season order to Dick Wolf’s latest in a long line of procedural dramas, F.B.I., which premiered Tuesday, September 25. The series was previously given 13 episodes but had its order upped after it became the network’s most-watched new series with over 13.6 million viewers, as well as the second most-watched new show of the season.
F.B.I. is a scripted drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Dick Wolf, Craig Turk (The Good Wife), Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski will serve as executive producers. Turk will serve as showrunner and is writing the pilot episode. The series will be a co-production of Universal Television and CBS Television Studios.
Dick Wolf is one of television’s most iconic creator/producers. He is the creator of the most successful brand in the history of television – Law & Order, and has won Emmys for Law & Order and the HBO telefilm Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. His company won an Oscar for the documentary Twin Towers and he won a Grammy for When You’re Strange, his documentary on The Doors. Wolf has five series on NBC for the current season: Law & Order: SVU (Season 19); Chicago Fire (Season 6); Chicago P.D. (Season 5); Chicago Med (Season 3) and the highly-anticipated new limited series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. He also produces Oxygen’s non-scripted Cold Justice and Criminal Confessions, and A&E’s Nightwatch.