In 2015, Dick Wolf met with FBI director James Comey to discuss a scripted series along the lines of his popular, long-running Law & Order franchise, but about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's New York office.
Comey suggested that before the veteran producer went ahead with that idea, he visit the New York field office and see for himself. Wolf did just that, and the result is now a six-part documentary series, Inside the FBI: New York.
Inside the FBI: New York is a gripping series that pulls back the curtain on the Bureau’s flagship office to meet the men and women whose mission is to keep Americans safe. Filmed for over a year with unprecedented access to the largest field office in the country, Inside the FBI: New York tells the untold stories of these unsung heroes dedicated to fighting terrorists, gangsters, bank robbers, cyber criminals and sexual deviants.
Inside the FBI: New York season 1 premiered on April 27, 2017 and concluded on June 1, 2017 on USA.
1.01 (#1) The New Normal
Senior Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Kwame Lewis and his team of FBI personnel investigate potential global threats stemming from the Paris terrorist attacks. A nightmare scenario coalesces in the form of a bomb found in Times Square.
April 27, 2017
1.02 (#2) Deviant Crimes
Special Agent Barb Daly heads FBI squad C-19, handling violent crimes from bank robberies to would-be cannibals. Across the hall, squad C-20's agents, including Special Agent Danielle Messineo, grapple with investigating child pornographers and other especially heinous criminals.
May 4, 2017
1.03 (#3) The New FBI
Special Agent in training Julie Irene balances motherhood with training full-time at Quantico. Special Agent Leo McFarland discusses what it means to be LGBTQ in the FBI today. Special Agents Joe Rudnick and Megan Kirkland introduce a troubled teen to an ISIS cooperator to help him understand the brutal reality of the terrorist organization.
May 11, 2017
1.04 (#4) Gangs and Gangsters
Special Agents Lou DiGregorio and Belle Chen track down members of a new, more insidious mafia. Meanwhile, Special Agents Chris Serrota and Imram Juman collaborate with the NYPD to arrest the gang members responsible for the killing of Officer Randolph Holder.
May 18, 2017
1.05 (#5) Ground Zero to Chelsea
Special Agents John Anticev, Frank Pellegrino, Stephan Gaudin and Jennifer Keenan encounter a shifting global landscape as they identify and track terrorists leading up to, and in the wake of, 9/11.
June 1, 2017
1.06 (#6) Global Fight
Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don Borelli recounts uncovering a plot to bomb New York City's subway system dubbed "Operation High Rise." Special Agent-in-Charge, Counterterrorism Carlos Fernandez and NYPD Detective Frank Garcia develop relationships in Uganda that may help them stop future terrorist threats.