In a surprising turn of events, Kellan Lutz is leaving FBI: Most Wanted. The actor confirmed his exit from the show last week and recently made a post honoring his on-screen partner as he says goodbye to the series. Lutz played Agent Crosby, and he has a special message to Keisha Castle-Hughes, the woman who plays Hana Gibson.
“Keisha! My partner, my friend. My on-screen sis! I had so much fun playing opposite you in all of our fun, quirky scenes! Thanks for letting Crosby crash at your place. There isn’t a better Hana out there. The amount of dialogue you memorize each episode is no small feat. Can’t wait to get our little FBI babies together!” Lutz wrote.
He included an adorable set of photos of the two.
Lutz Decided to Leave ‘FBI: Most Wanted’ To be Closer to Family
The difficult decision to leave the show came after a tragic year for Lutz. The devastating toll of losing his firstborn daughter along with other hardships lead him to want to be closer to family. Following the premiere episode, Lutz posted a heartfelt announcement to Instagram detailing the reasons for his departure.
“What a night! And yes, you saw that correctly, Crosby won’t be chasing down any bad guys for a little while,” Lutz wrote. “2020 was a lot for everyone to say the least. For me it started with losing my first daughter, then nearly my wife, and both grandfathers among other things, all in the middle of a global pandemic on the opposite side of the country from my family, friends, and entire support system.”
Now, with a child to think about and a year of hardships behind him, Lutz is moving back to California. FBI: Most Wanted is shot in New York.
“After a lot of prayer and reflection, I made the difficult decision to move my growing family back to CA so our daughter could grow up with her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, just a short drive away.”
Lutz also thanked Dick Wolf and Universal TV amongst others for giving him the opportunity to work on the show. Wolf, of course, is an infamous Hollywood producer with a ton of shows out right now.
“One thing that I kept hearing over and over when I booked this job was how much of a family Dick Wolf shows are, and that couldn’t be more accurate. They’ve supported me in the lows and celebrated with me in the highs,” he wrote.
It’s incredibly tough for fans to see Lutz go. Crosby was definitely a character people looked forward to seeing. Still, there’s plenty going on in the wake of Lutz’s departure. You can catch the FBI franchise dominating Tuesday nights, airing back to back to back. But if you’re just looking for FBI: Most Wanted, tune in to CBS at 9/8 central.