The Criminal Minds revival is finally moving forward on Paramount+.
diversity has confirmed with sources that the sequel to the long-running CBS process has landed a 10-episode order with the streaming service. The project was first reported as being in development in early 2021, though series star Paget Brewster said on social media later that year that the project appeared to be “dead.”
Paramount+ officials declined to comment.
Created by Jeff Davis, “Criminal Minds” was an incredibly popular process for CBS, beginning in 2005 and spanning 15 seasons and 324 episodes. The series ended on the broadcaster in February 2020.
The show followed a team of FBI profilers who worked for the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Over the course of the run, the cast included stars such as Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Joe Mantegna, Aisha Tyler, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Brewster, and several others. The show spawned two spinoffs – Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, AJ Cook, Tyler and Brewster are all expected to return for the revival, which is reportedly getting a 10-episode order. Erica Messer, who served as showrunner for multiple seasons of the CBS show, is also returning. Sources also say that instead of following the episodic format of the original series, the new show would take a more serialized approach, with the team working to solve one case per season.
There’s more to come…
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