Criminal Minds Spinoff Pilot Adds Walking Dead's Tyler James Williams

The new Criminal Minds team is growing, with the addition of Tyler James Williams.

Our sister site Deadline reports that the Walking Dead actor has joined the long-running CBS procedural’s latest planted spinoff pilot in the role of Monty, a tech analyst who stays at home to liaison with the victims’ families while the rest of the BAU team trots the globe, tending to the crises of Americans abroad.

Previously, CSI: NY vet Gary Sinise was cast as team leader Jack Garrett. Penned by Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer, the pilot will air as a springtime episode of the mother series.

Williams’ TV credits also include Go On and Everybody Hates Chris.

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  1. justsomeguy says:

    Guess that means he’s dying on the show a lot sooner than anticipated. No surprise there, I guess.

  2. Mick says:

    He is ridiculously talented. Nice to see he has expanded his range into drama and dude can rap.

  3. Zenobia Jackson says:

    I looked at him on Walking Dead and Talking Dead and felt really old…Everybody Hates Chris doesn’t seem that long ago. I am happy that he seems to have grown into a nice and mature young man who can act. Way to go!

  4. Jenna says:

    Nice choice! Looking forward to see what female is cast.

  5. Carlos Lee says:

    They should have not announced this so soon. Now, we know he is dead meat on “the Walking Dead”.

  6. Kubrick says:

    So Garcia meets early years JJ?

  7. Brigid says:

    CBS is the Worst. Do they have an original idea at all? Do you sheeple seriously like to watch the same show over and over again but in a different state? It just angers me that no one wants to watch anything different and original any more.

  8. Jimmy says:

    Just because he’s joining the CM spinoff doesn’t mean he’s being killed off on TWD, they’ve already finished filming the second half of season 5 and the break between filming seasons allows actors to work on other projects. But even if he does get killed off on TWD, it won’t be much of a surprise since Noah is probably the least important and most expendable character right now.

  9. Greg says:

    I hope it is better than the last spinoff. it was horrible.