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FBI: INTERNATIONAL Boss Matt Olmstead on Having Fun with the FBI Mini-Crossovers

April 8, 2024 by  


“Remove the Compromise” – Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine (FBI) heads to Budapest to personally help the Fly Team and the CIA take down the cartel that murdered his former girlfriend and colleague. As part of the mission, Forrester poses as an undercover arms expert, on FBI: INTERNATIONAL, Tuesday, April 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs). Pictured (L-R): Luke Kleintank as Special Agent Scott Forrester and Jeremy Sisto as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine. Photo: Nelly Kiss/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

FBI and FBI: INTERNATIONAL collide in a more major way on the Tuesday, April 9 episode, “Remove the Compromise,” as Jubal (Jeremy Sisto) heads to Budapest for a case with ties to long-time FBI nemesis Vargas (David Zayas). (Vargas is locked up, and the Fly Team is tracking his cartel.)

Though Sisto had appeared in four episodes of INTERNATIONAL’s first two seasons, he has played a larger presence in season 3, with this mini-crossover marking his fifth appearance of the year.

“Jeremy Sisto is just unbelievable,” FBI: INTERNATIONAL showrunner Matt Olmstead tells Give Me My Remote. “And he’s so good and sells every moment…we’ve seen [Jubal] a couple times and he’s been very accommodating to us. We’ve been very appreciative of the fact that we’re able to just get the director out there to New York and film his side of [scenes]. And then he and Forrester have a bit of a connection. So we are going crazy with it.”

Prior to joining INTERNATIONAL in season 1 (Derek Haas was the showrunner for the first two seasons), Olmstead was an active part of NBC’s ONE CHICAGO franchise, working on CHICAGO FIRE, and co-creating CHICAGO P.D. and CHICAGO MED, plus co-developing CHICAGO JUSTICE—where crossovers were the norm. (He also co-created LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME.)

“They’re done much more on the CHICAGO shows where someone from MED or P.D. shows up at [CHICAGO FIRE bar] Molly’s; it’s great,” he acknowledges. “But obviously with the difference here—time difference and location difference—[it’s complicated]. So we have some visual punch-ins with [Sisto], which we’re using sparingly but they really work throughout the season…it’s a nice reminder that these shows all exist in the same world.”

Sisto, for his part, also made it clear how much he enjoys getting to be a part of the larger FBI universe. “I’m on the same show ten months of the year, so it’s nice to just jump out and join another production,” he recently told Give Me My Remote with a laugh. “And [I get to be with] another group of actors and play with them, just on a purely personal level; I enjoy it. But it is also fun to see how different writers from a different universe [write Jubal]—because the show is different. They’re a little bit more superheroes over there; they do a lot of action-y, sort of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE kind of [things]. Whereas ours is a little bit more grounded in the New York investigative qualities of the cases.”



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