Criminal Minds Revival Ordered at Paramount+

By Jessica Lerner 

We have an answer on whether a revival of Criminal Minds is happening, and it’s great news.

A continuation of the long-running CBS procedural is moving forward at Paramount+, according to TVLine.

The series has been handed a 10-episode order and will have a more serialized approach, departing from the episodic model of the original series, with the team tackling one case per season, per Variety.


Joe Mantegna, who played David Rossi, seems to have confirmed the continuation of the series earlier this week when he uploaded a picture on Instagram from what appeared to be the Behavioral Analysis Unit’s headquarters.

Despite reports of a revival around a year after the series conclusion in 2021, Paget Brewster, who played Emily Prentiss, stated on social media later that year in answer to a fan question that the project was believed to be “dead.”

Mantegna, Brewster, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook and Aisha Tyler are all expected to return for the revival. Still, according to reports, Matthew Gray Gubler and Daniel Henney are not expected to appear.

Created by Jeff Davis, Criminal Minds ran for 15 seasons and 324 episodes on CBS, concluding in 2020. The series’ library lived on Netflix until June and now appears on Paramount+.

The show centers on a team of FBI BAU criminal profilers who use behavioral analysis and profiling to look into crimes and identify their perpetrators. The team’s problems are addressed as they work on various cases throughout the program.