Criminal Minds Shocker: Paget Brewster Says Revival Is Likely 'Dead'

It appears Paramount+’s in-the-works Criminal Minds revival is on the verge of getting toe tagged.

Paget Brewster, who was one of several vets of the OG CBS series being eyed to appear in the follow-up, announced on social media Thursday that the project is knocking on the Grim Reaper’s door.

“Sadly, we think it’s dead,” she declared on Twitter in response to a fan’s query about the status of the project. “I’ll let you know if there is any progress, but it seems unlikely. Which is a bummer.”

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Paramount+ is denying Brewster’s claim, telling TVLine that the project is “still very much in development.”

As TVLine reported earlier this year, the plan for the Criminal Minds revival is to feature a mix of legacy characters (primarily from the show’s final season) and new ones, not dissimilar to what CBS has planned with its in-the-works CSI sequel series. That reconstituted BAU will then track a singular case over the entire season, breaking from the OG series’ Case of the Week format.

It was 17 months ago that Criminal Minds aired its Season 15/series finale; TVLine readers gave it an average grade of “B,” while we handed it a less enthusiastic “C.” The final-season cast from which the Paramount+ revival hopes to coax some returns included series vets Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness and Paget Brewster as well as Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Daniel Henney.