EXCLUSIVE: Shantel VanSanten is moving from FBI to FBI: Most Wanted for the latter show’s fifth season. She will reprise the role of Special Agent Nina Chase.
Nina is a well-seasoned FBI agent who is strong-willed, sharp and used to working undercover. The character was first introduced on the mothership series toward the end of Season 4 and she continued her recurring role in various episodes of Season 5 which concluded in May. Nina remains in a relationship with FBI’s Stuart Scola (John Boyd) as they raise their infant son Douglas together.
VanSanten is joining the cast following Alexa Davalos’ exit from FBI: Most Wanted, which Deadline reported exclusively in August.
Following the conclusion of the dual WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, FBI: Most Wanted will premiere its fifth season on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 (10-11 p.m., ET/PT) on CBS and will be available to stream on Paramount+. The cast also includes Dylan McDermott, Roxy Sternberg, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Edwin Hodge.
FBI: Most Wanted is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with CBS Studios. Dick Wolf, David Hudgins, Ken Girotti, Terry Miller, Dylan McDermott, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers. David Hudgins is the showrunner.