The FBI TV series, known for its gripping crime stories, has gained immense popularity and even spawned offshoots since its debut in 2018. With a talented cast led by Missy Peregrym and Jeremy Sisto, FBI has earned a reputation as one of the most captivating procedural dramas on television.
The show revolves around a team of special agents based in New York tasked with investigating intense and unsettling criminal cases. Drawing inspiration from series like Law & Order and NCIS, FBI combines engaging storytelling with well-developed characters in its weekly episodes. This winning formula has propelled it through five successful seasons and secured a renewal for a highly anticipated sixth season, as noted by ScreenRant.
However, the recent strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have disrupted production schedules for many popular shows and movies. This has left fans wondering if FBI season 6 will face similar delays.
As of now, here’s what we know about the situation.
Will FBI Season 6 get cancelled due to the strike?
FBI secured its sixth season renewal from CBS in early 2022, along with the other shows in the FBI franchise. This happened while the fourth season was still on the air, providing ample time to kickstart production for the new season. However, recent reports from ScreenRant indicate that FBI season 6 has faced the same setback as its companion shows due to the ongoing strikes. As a result, this crime procedural drama won’t be airing on CBS this year, and its premiere date remains uncertain.
Nonetheless, CBS is unlikely to cancel the sixth season of the show due to the strikes. Given its early renewal, production will resume once the strikes come to an end. Following the premiere of season 6, CBS will undoubtedly consider whether to continue or conclude the series, possibly leading to a seventh instalment.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike began in May 2023, with SAG-AFTRA joining forces in July 2023. Both unions were advocating for fair streaming residuals and resisting their replacement with AI.
With the potential end of the strike through an agreement, we can anticipate FBI season 6 to commence production soon. If all goes well, the series is expected to debut its first episode in late 2024 or early 2025. Currently, the only confirmed crime procedural drama slated for CBS’s 2023-2024 TV season is NCIS: Sydney, a spinoff of the original NCIS series.