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Old 01-29-2019, 05:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Dick Wolf’s freshman CBS drama series FBI, which was just renewed for a second season, is getting a spinoff. The network has commissioned a backdoor pilot for FBI: Most Wanted, which will air as an episode of FBI in the spring. The project has a series commitment, making an episodic pickup for next season likely.



As the name suggests, FBI: Most Wanted is centered around the division of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the notorious criminals on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.


The planted spinoff episode, which is now casting leads for the potential offshoot series, is written by Wolf and one of his trusted writer-producers, Law & Order alum Rene Balcer, and will be directed by another Law & Order veteran, Fred Berner, who also has been directing episodes of Wolf’s Chicago dramas on NBC.
https://deadline.com/2019/01/fbi-mos...er-1202544551/
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:29 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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this is awesome because I really like this new fbi series and watch it religiously so im stoked .
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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We have yet to watch it but its on our list to try.
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:12 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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this is awesome because I really like this new fbi series and watch it religiously so im stoked .
Same here!
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I'd be more interested if they approached it from the fugitive's point of view. Do we really need another cop show about cops chasing a new set of bad guys every week?
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:26 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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I'd be more interested if they approached it from the fugitive's point of view. Do we really need another cop show about cops chasing a new set of bad guys every week?
Some of us like that type of show.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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I'd be more interested if they approached it from the fugitive's point of view. Do we really need another cop show about cops chasing a new set of bad guys every week?

That's a very interesting idea. Tell it from the perp's point of view. Follow him/her and see how they plan, then try to cover up then hide from LEO, then their thoughts and experiences dealing with the police once they're caught. They could have the same 2 or 4 LEO teams chasing him every week, a different team for each type of crime, to have some continuity.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I may go back and watch "FBI" at some point but when I watched the pilot I couldnt get behind Missy Peregrym as an FBI agent. Her constant "deer in the headlights" look fit perfectly in "Rookie Blue" but I just dont buy her in this role
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Maine
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That's a very interesting idea. Tell it from the perp's point of view. Follow him/her and see how they plan, then try to cover up then hide from LEO, then their thoughts and experiences dealing with the police once they're caught. They could have the same 2 or 4 LEO teams chasing him every week, a different team for each type of crime, to have some continuity.
The trick would be getting the audience to establish sympathy for the supposed "bad guy." It can be done. See BREAKING BAD, THE SOPRANOS, BETTER CALL SAUL, etc. But for a show like this, I'm not sure it would work to paint a Federal fugitive as a good guy and the FBI as antagonists.

But it could be done. I remember lots of shows (some bad, some good) when I was a kid where the heroes were outlaws because they had been convicted of a crime they didn't commit. Think ALIAS SMITH & JONES, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THE A-TEAM, THE FUGITIVE, etc.

I'd certainly much rather see something like that than yet another show about good cops chasing a new set of bad criminals every week. I mean, I like hamburgers as much as any red-blooded American. But you gotta have something else now and then --- or at least spice up your burger with something different. Too much network TV is starting to taste like a lukewarm Happy Meal.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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Do you think Dexter could have been a sympathetic character if he hadn't killed only people who deserved it (in the viewer's opinion)? It seems like there were a couple innocents killed but Deb did the worst (Lt LaGuerta) so his image didn't suffer too badly. If Dex had killed her, I don't think I'd have been rooting for him anymore.

I guess there couldn't be a new perp every week. That's not enough time to develop the character enough to accomplish sympathy/empathy. Maybe 2 or more perps committing separate crimes over the course of a season.
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