Criminal Minds is one of those shows that stays with you and you can’t stop watching it despite the time. Paramount+ has announced the return of the show and…we’re celebrating! If you want to find out all the details, keep reading!
Here we go!
The streaming service greenlit a follow-up to Criminal Minds with a 10-episode order, according to Variety. This concludes a project that began to be developed at the beginning of 2021 and that once seemed like it wasn’t going to go ahead.
One of the best things about this new show, still without a known title, is that most of the cast will return to play our favorite characters. Thus, Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez, and Paget Brewster, are confirmed for the revival, with additional cast members to be announced at a later date.
However, it’s not all hunky-dory and two key team members won’t be back for the new show. Daniel Henney and Matthew Gray Gubler aren’t returning, which is sure to be a blow to fans but, at least, most of the original cast will appear…and we have the official synopsis of the revival!
In the new series, the FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers comes up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. Now, as the world opens back up, the network goes operational, and our team must hunt them down, one murder at a time.
Erica Messer serves as showrunner, executive producer, and writer on the new series. Breen Frazier and Chris Barbour will serve as writers and executive producers. Glenn Kershaw will direct and executive produce, and Mark Gordon will also serve as executive producer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount+ Original Scripted Series said “for 15 seasons, Criminal Minds was at the forefront of cutting-edge scripted drama as it explored the psychology behind a crime – thrillingly. The series never stopped evolving during its run, and we are beyond excited to bring it back into a new era with new stories for a new generation of viewers at Paramount+. Erica, the whole cast and creative team are building a season full of new twists that we are sure will electrify audiences.”
We’re excited about this Criminal Minds revival and can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!
Criminal Minds revival will stream on Paramount+.