News broke recently that FBI: Most Wanted is officially losing an original series star ahead of the third season, so fans have had to make their peace with the departure of Nathaniel Arcand's Clinton Skye over hiatus after he was absent for so much of Season 2. Now, the show has found a replacement for Clinton Skye in the form of a new FBI agent for the team, to be played by a familiar face from one of Amazon's most striking original series: The Man in the High Castle veteran Alexa Davalos.
Alexa Davalos has joined FBI: Most Wanted in a leading role opposite Julian McMahon's Jess LaCroix, according to Deadline, and she'll play an FBI agent who joins the team that was missing Nathaniel Arcand's Clinton Skye for a lot of Season 2. No details are available just yet about Davalos' new character, but she's a series regular along with Kellan Lutz, Roxy Sternberg, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Miguel Gomez, and of course Julian McMahon.
Ahead of FBI: Most Wanted Season 3, Alexa Davalos is best known for starring in all four seasons of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle, from 2015 - 2019. Although the dystopian alternate history series that streamed on Amazon is unlikely to have too much in common with FBI: Most Wanted, Davalos clearly has the TV experience to deliver the drama on CBS.
And FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 is hitting CBS in a pretty exciting time. Along with parent series FBI, Most Wanted is going to launch another spinoff for the ever-growing Dick Wolf franchise. In fact, FBI and FBI: Most Wanted will use their fall premieres to set up the series premiere of FBI: International for a three-part crossover event on Tuesday, September 21. There will be a lot going on to start the fall 2021 TV season, but hopefully Most Wanted takes the time to give Alexa Davalos a fitting introduction!
The Season 3 premiere of FBI: Most Wanted also has to wrap up the potentially deadly cliffhanger that was set up in the Season 2 finale, as it's currently unknown if everybody involved survived the off-screen altercation in the final moments of the episode. Most Wanted showrunner David Hudgins has previewed some of what's in store in Season 3, and his comments indicate that Sarah at least will be safe, but other than Sarah and Jess surviving, little is guaranteed.
Fortunately for fans, FBI: Most Wanted will be able to return much earlier in the fall for Season 3 than it could for Season 2 due to the production complications that affected television shows across the board in 2020, and now fans have Alexa Davalos' new character to look forward to as well. See the Most Wanted team back in action (and hopefully coming up against one of the most memorable new characters of Season 2 again) when Most Wanted returns in September.