Connie Nielsen, Jeremy Sisto and Zeeko Zaki joins cast of Dick Wolf’s “F.B.I..”

Wolf, famed for creating the “Law & Order” and “One Chiacgo” franchises, will see his latest creation hit television screens later this year. Considering Wolf’s reputation, CBS has commissioned a direct-to-television 13-episode series.

“F.B.I.” was originally intended as a spin-off to the New York set police drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” In an upcoming episode of the “Law & Order” series, Wolf intended to introduce an FBI agent character. Unfortunately for Wolf, the network did not go through with it and the idea was later put on hold for many reasons.

Relatively speaking, “F.B.I” will be Wolf’s first drama series to launch on a network other than NBC in 15 years. The origins of “F.B.I” go back to the summer 2016.

People already familiar with Sisto’s credited acting resume will know the actor played Detective Cyrus Lupo from the 2008 Allen Coulter directed “Law & Order” episode “Called Home” until the 2010 Rene Balcer directed series finale “Rubber Room.”

Like Sisto, Nielsen has already played a character in at least one of Wolf’s creations. In 2006, Nielsen played Detective Danielle ‘Dani’ Beck in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Even though Zaki has not previously worked on either a “Law & Order” or a “One Chicago” production, the actor did work on such police crime dramas as “Homeland,” “24: Legacy” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” He is therefore familiar with the kind of stories which Wolf will be including in his latest series.

The responsibility for casting “F.B.I.” is being covered by Jonathan Strauss. While Strauss’ work is behind the scenes, just like writers, producers and directors, he has worked with Wolf on both “Law & Order” and “One Chicago” series.