Iconic TV producer Dick Wolf, who created both series, made the announcement during an appearance Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour, currently underway in Pasasdena, California.
Given that “Most Wanted” began as an episode of the original “FBI”, Wolf noted that a crossover between the two shows is an organic fit.
“Clearly the audience was waiting for the show,” said Wolf during a press session for “Most Wanted”, reports The Wrap.
“FBI: Most Wanted” is described as “a high-stakes drama that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon) oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice.”
“The show, to me, is part of the same family, it’s inextricably linked in terms of attitude but the storytelling is very different and will lend itself to crossovers,” Wolf added. “And I guess my major announcement today is we will be doing a crossover in the spring. We’ve had pretty good luck with them in the past.”
According to Wolf, the crossover “would be something that starts in New York and expands. They’re based out of New York, that’s the physical similarity even though they’re not there. So, it’s still the same key personnel are operating on both shows.”
He added: “Stay tuned… It’s going to get very interesting.”