The FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit is back in business just two years after its closure. Joe Mantegna has confirmed the return of ‘Criminal Minds’ for a new series that will begin shooting this coming August.
Paramount + has given the green light to this return of the police procedural, which had already been developing since February 2021. It will consist of a new season of ten episodes and will reunite part of the main cast of the series. Or, at least, of those that lasted until season 15.
With part of the main cast
Thus, along with Joe Mantegna as David Rossi, the presence of Kirsten Vangsness like Penelope, adam rodriguez as Luke Alvez, A. J. Cook like JJ, aisha tyler as Tara Lewis and Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss. she comes back too Erica Messier as showrunner.
In the absence of Paramount + giving more details of this return, it is not entirely clear if this will be more like a new series or like a season 16. What it does seem and media such as Variety collect is that they will put aside the procedural style to focus on one case throughout all ten episodes.
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