FBI: Most Wanted star Julian McMahon announced that he will be leaving the show after almost three seasons. It has been announced that the actor will shoot his final episode next week, and this episode is expected to air on March 8. This news will no doubt shock fans of the show who adore the character of Jesse “Jess” LaCroix. This news marks the second major breakup after another main character, Kenny ‘Ken’ Crosby, played by Kellan Lutz, left the show in the first episode of the third season.
In the series, McMahon plays the head of a team designed to profile and capture fugitives on the FBI’s most-wanted list. His character has been the heart of the series for the past three seasons, and so Jesse LaCroix’s departure will definitely leave a gap. CBS will introduce a new character to fill that void and replace LaCroix. It’s currently unclear how his character will be deleted, but in a statement to Deadline, McMahon explained that his departure has been discussed with the show’s producers for several months, allowing his character to come out creatively and seamlessly.
In his statement, McMahon thanked the producers, cast, and crew of the series, expressing his admiration for the work they do together. In response, FBI: Most Wanted producer Dick Wolf said in a statement, “We are saddened to see Julian leave. His portrayal of Agent Jess LaCroix was a major factor in the success of FBI: Most Wanted. We will miss him and wish him the best in the next chapter of his life.” ” said.
Prior to joining FBI: Most Wanted, McMahon made his television debut, particularly with roles in Charmed, Marvel’s Runaways, and Nip/Tuck. However, it is too early to say whether the next project of the actor will be on television. Debuting in January 2020, FBI: Most Wanted continues to air on CBS alongside other entries in the FBI series, FBI and FBI: International. The series is expected to return to the small screen on Tuesday, February 1.