It’s UnSub-hunting business as usual for the BAU in the first batch of photos from Paramount+’s upcoming Criminal Minds revival.
Officially titled Criminal Minds: Evolution, the 10-episode quasi-Season 16 finds the FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers going up against “their greatest threat yet,” an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. Now, with the world opening back up, the UnSub’s network goes operational, and the BAU team must hunt them down, one murder at a time.
The team in question is comprised of veteran cast members Paget Brewster (as Prentiss), Joe Mantegna (Rossi), A.J. Cook (JJ), Kirsten Vangsness (Garcia), Aisha Tyler (Tara) and Adam Rodriguez (Luke). As previously reported, neither OG cast member Matthew Gray Gubler nor Season 10 addition Daniel Henney will be reprising their roles, as Spencer and Matt respectively.
Additionally, Friday Night Lights vet Zach Gilford will recur as the aforementioned season-long baddie, Elias Voit, an operations analyst for a global cyber-security firm who has a dark side and obsession with death. Gilford’s post-FNL TV credits include L.A.’s Finest, Good Girls and, most recently, Midnight Mass.
Longtime Criminal Minds showrunner/EP Erica Messer is back to oversee the revival, with Breen Frazier and Chris Barbour returning as writers/executive producers.
A premiere date has not yet been set.
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