CBS’s hit procedural drama FBI: Most Wanted adds veteran actor Steven Williams to the show’s upcoming fifth season. Williams, renowned for his roles in The X-Files, 21 Jump Street, and Supernatural, will guest star as Ray Cannon Sr., the father of Special Agent Ray Cannon, played by Edwin Hodge.
The upcoming episode, titled “Footsteps,” is scheduled to air on Tuesday, February 20 at 10 P.M., ET/PT. The storyline revolves around the Fugitive Task Force’s response to a series of bombings targeting retired NYPD officers. Simultaneously, Special Agent Ray Cannon contemplates taking the next step in his relationship with Cora, played by Caroline Harris.
Edwin Hodge expressed his excitement about working with Steven Williams, stating, “Casting pulls no punches when it comes to bringing amazing artists on the show. When I found out Steven Williams was jumping on to play my father, I was instantly excited. I’d watched his work for years and knew that he would bring an element that would be engaging to our audience.”
Hodge continued, describing Williams as intense yet hilarious, creating a dynamic foundation for the on-screen relationship between Ray Cannon and his father. The addition of this familial element promises to provide deeper insights into Ray’s character and the motivations behind his career in law enforcement.
Showrunner David Hudgins confirmed that Steven Williams would return for additional episodes in the future, hinting at an extended storyline involving Ray Cannon Sr.
“FBI: Most Wanted” Season 5 picks up after the events of the Season 4 finale, where Remy (Dylan McDermott) uncovers a shocking truth about his brother’s murder. The new season promises to unravel more secrets, including Remy’s unexpected connection to a college student who is hesitant to embrace their familial ties.
Steven Williams, with nearly five decades of experience in TV and film, brings a wealth of talent to the series. His recent roles include Paul Davis in FX’s Snowfall and Tony Carver in CBS/OWN’s All Rise. Williams is best remembered for his iconic portrayals in series like “The X-Files,” “21 Jump Street,” and “Supernatural.”
In addition to Steven Williams, the upcoming season of FBI: Most Wanted introduces Special Agent Nina Chase (Shantel VanSanten) as a main cast member. The season premieres on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 10 PM ET on CBS, promising an engaging mix of thrilling investigations and compelling character developments.