“America’s Most Wanted” is taking on the world in Fox’s planned reboot.
The crime-fighting series ran for 25 long years between its two networks, Fox and Lifetime. The popular series clocked in 25 seasons before having the plug pulled in 2013. Now it seems Fox is interested in extending the legacy of “America’s Most Wanted”.
Fox Alternative President Rob Wade confirmed to Deadline they are looking to create a pilot.
“It’s a great format, very Fox format,” Wade said. “It is ‘America’s Most Wanted’ but with the help of our producer and Interpol we are now able to work outside of the U.S. because a lot of the fugitives these days travel; you need to be able to have a global reach to find fugitives.”
“I think it is a show that can create urgency and has a kind of a good heart at the end of the day,” he continued. “It is a crime show but it has positivity to it; you can try to find a fugitive and help.”
The original series featured reenactments of dangerous fugitives portrayed by actors, interspersed with on-camera interviews and narration.