After a thrilling wait, the much-anticipated return of FBI: Most Wanted for its fifth season is just around the corner, and fans are gearing up for more heart-pounding crime-solving action. But as we gear up for the new season, let's take a moment to reminisce about one of the show's former stars, Kellan Lutz, whose portrayal of Special Agent Kenny Crosby left a lasting impression on viewers throughout the series. From his compelling performances to the dynamic energy he brought to the screen, Lutz's presence was undeniable.
However, just as fans were settling into the rhythm of his character, season 3 brought an unexpected twist -- Kellan Lutz bid farewell to the series after the premiere, leaving many wondering: why did he leave the show? Join us as we uncover the mystery behind his departure and explore the factors that led to his exit from FBI: Most Wanted. Get ready to dive into the behind-the-scenes scoop and discover what prompted this unexpected turn in Crosby's storyline!
Kellan Lutz, known for his role as Special Agent Kenny Crosby on the gripping CBS procedural drama FBI: Most Wanted, made the heartfelt decision to bid adieu to the series during its third season. His choice stemmed from a desire to prioritize family time in California, following a year marked by profound personal losses, notably the tragic loss of his unborn daughter six months into wife Brittany Gonzales' pregnancy. In a candid statement, Lutz shared:
"After a lot of prayer and reflection I made the difficult decision to move my growing family back aunts, uncles, and cousins, just a short drive away."- Kellan Lutz
Expressing deep gratitude, he lauded the unwavering support of the show's cast and crew, acknowledging, "They've supported me in the lows and celebrated with me in the highs and I will forever be grateful".
In a twist mirroring real-life challenges, Crosby, Lutz's character, faced a pivotal moment in the storyline when he was shot by a fellow Army veteran, necessitating urgent surgery and an extensive recovery period. Consequently, Crosby bid farewell to the FBI team, returning to his parents' care in Oklahoma.
While bidding farewell, Lutz hinted at the potential for a future return, sharing, "I hope Crosby is able to pop in and out here and there in the future".
Lutz's departure left an emotional void for fans, but his dedication to family and the challenges faced by his character resonate, leaving the door open for a possible reemergence of Special Agent Crosby in the future.