The FBI Franchise is yet another series that seems to follow the tropes of Chicago PD, Grey’s Anatomy, and a couple of other franchises. In fact, Chicago PD and the FBI franchise had Dick Wolf as one of the creators.
The FBI franchise depicts a few agents who solve crimes while also showcasing their stories, interactions, and arcs. All of this comes together in synergy and forms the premise of the show.
While some people love the franchise, it seems all too familiar. The storylines, arcs, crossover episodes to keep the buzz going, and so many other cliches lie at the base of this creation. In fact, it almost seems like a formula that shows such as these follow and therefore lack the originality necessary to keep me invested in the show and its characters.
But then again, sometimes all we need to like watching are cliches and feel just a little bit guilty about them. Well, ignore the guilt, get ready to binge on some cliches, and enjoy them. I’ve got the perfect FBI franchise watch order guide.
The FBI franchise involves the main show with two spin-offs namely, FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International. With a few crossover episodes, the FBI franchise follows a linear timeline and can be watched in the release order itself.
The release order and watch order of the shows is the same since the timeline is pretty linear. Besides the regular episodes, there are a few crossover episodes where the characters from different shows come together to solve a common crime.
Here’s the list of shows and the crossover episodes:
- FBI | 4 seasons | 2018 – Present
- FBI: Most Wanted | 3 seasons | 2020 – Present
- FBI: International | 1 season | 2021 – Present
- FBI 1.18 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted
- FBI: Most Wanted 1.01 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted
- FBI: Most Wanted 1.04 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted
- FBI 2.18 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted | Part 1
- FBI: Most Wanted 1.09 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted | Part 2
- FBI 2.19 | FBI x Chicago P.D.
- FBI: Most Wanted 2.03 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted
- FBI: Most Wanted 2.12 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted
- FBI 4.01 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted x FBI: International | Part 1
- FBI: Most Wanted 3.01 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted x FBI: International | Part 2
- FBI: International 1.01 | FBI x FBI: Most Wanted x FBI: International | Part 3
- FBI: International 1.02 | FBI x FBI: International
- FBI: International 1.03 | FBI x FBI: International
- FBI | 4 seasons | 60 episodes | 44 minutes
- FBI: Most Wanted | 3 seasons | 33 episodes | 45 minutes
- FBI: International | 1 season | 4 episodes | 43 minutes
So the total duration for you to binge all these shows are about 72 hours, which is essentially three days. The weekend’s here, and you can binge on all the episodes of the first two shows on the list and reserve the third one for the following weekend.
Once you’re done with that, you’ll be all set to catch up with the episodes currently being aired.
Now that the weekend is here, you’re all set for the binge. Wait for a second. There’s still something left. You also need a bottomless tub of popcorn with a couch. Press play, sit back, and binge!
About FBI Franchise
FBI is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Craig Turk that airs on CBS, where it premiered on September 25, 2018. The series is produced by Wolf Entertainment, CBS Studios, and Universal Television, with Dick Wolf, Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski, and Turk serving as executive producers.