Law & Order star to take over as FBI: Most Wanted lead
Law & Order: Organized Crime star Dylan McDermott has been confirmed as the new lead of FBI: Most Wanted, taking over from current star Julian McMahon.
Deadline reports that McDermott, who features in a recurring role on Law & Order: Organized Crime, will be making the move between the Dick Wolf crime drama series when McMahon makes his exit from FBI: Most Wanted after three seasons playing Jess LaCroix.
McMahon has led FBI: Most Wanted since its first season in 2020 when he began starring as Jess, the head of the FBI's Fugitive Task Force, which is a specialist and unique team designed to track down and capture notorious fugitives.
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However, he will be departing the series during its ongoing third season, with his final episode due to air on March 8.
McDermott will then make his debut as the show's new lead in April. He will be playing a new character but no further details about his role have yet been revealed.
McDermott first joined Law & Order: Organized Crime during its first season starring as Richard Wheatley, the son of a notorious mobster who leads a double life as the owner of an online pharmaceutical company and as a crime boss.
He has gone on to become a recurring character after proving popular with viewers, but McDermott's storyline on Organized Crime will be coming to an end as he prepares to move across to his new role on FBI: Most Wanted.
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The actor is also known for starring in several series of American Horror Story, Stalker, Hollywood and The Politician. He has also appeared in movies including King Richard and Olympus Has Fallen.
Last year McDermott opened up about returning to his AHS: Murder House role as Dr Ben Harmon in spin-off show American Horror Stories, saying that he was keen to "heighten" the torture that Ben faces.
"Obviously, he's been a very tortured guy for so long. And now he's drinking and smoking," he said.
"He's easiest trying to find some kind of relief in his day, because every day he's crying. He's got Vivian who is just always mad at them. He's got the newborn. He's got Tate, who's just a mad man. I just wanted to have him elevate the torture that is Ben Harmon."
Law & Order: Organized Crime airs on NBC. FBI: Most Wanted airs on CBS.
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