We knew that Alana De La Garza was originally going to be a part of FBI: Most Wanted — she appeared in the backdoor pilot for it earlier this year!
Yet, now it’s clear that the plan here is changing — she’s now going to be a part of FBI season 2. According to a report from Deadline, the Forever actress will be bringing her role of Assistant Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castile to the main show. There are plans for her to still appear on Most Wanted on a recurring basis, so it’s not as though she’s entirely done with that version of the show, either.
So why make this sort of change? That’s a good question since this isn’t a situation that often happens with a spin-off and an established show. Yet, there are five words that we fall back on: In Dick Wolf we trust. This is someone who has developed enormous franchises with both Law & Order and One Chicago and through that, he’s shown that he can be quite the wizard alongside his team when it comes to assembling various casts.
With Alana joining FBI season 2, what we’re getting here is good evidence that we’re not going to have to wait in order to see this character back on television. The Most Wanted spin-off won’t be premiering until at some point in the new year, and the reason why she may recur stems largely from the shared universe that these two series inhabit. It’s hard to guarantee a ton of crossovers without knowing the way in which the two shows are going to air but, on the surface, it feels like there are going to be some opportunities in order to see the two worlds collide often when you get around to later in the 2019-20 season.
Just think, as well, that there are still discussions around there being a THIRD show within the larger FBI universe. That’s another chance for Alana and some other characters to jump around, but nothing is confirmed there beyond just potential ideas.
FBI season 2 will air on CBS this September. For some more news about it, be sure to visit the link here right now.
What do you think about the idea of Alana sticking around for FBI season 2, rather than going over to the new spin-off show? Be sure to share in the comments and come back soon for some additional insight. (Photo: CBS.)