A Criminal Minds reboot is officially coming to Paramount+, despite earlier rumors that the sequel was being scrapped.
Over a year after initially announcing the project, Paramount+ has announced a 10-episode series order for a new season, TVLine reported on Wednesday, with stars Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, and Paget Brewster slated to return. Although Matthew Gray Gubler and Daniel Henney won't be in the new season, the returning stars are celebrating the news on Twitter.
Joe Mantegna teased the news on Tuesday, sharing a photo of himself on a partially built set. "Just doing a little inspection today for an upcoming project," he wrote.
Just doing a little inspection today for an upcoming project. #criminalminds pic.twitter.com/fz9nrigXIm— Joe Mantegna (@JoeMantegna) July 12, 2022
After news of the reboot officially broke, Kirsten Vangsness retweeted Mantegna and said, "What?! I’m going to work there too!"
What?! I’m going to work there too! https://t.co/5AbOUZoaxZ— Kirsten Vangsness (@Vangsness) July 14, 2022
Paget Brewster also celebrated the news with a photo of the cast. "Guys! I think this is finally for real happening!" she wrote. "We look younger and confused in this pic but friends, great things come with age... IT LIVES!"
Guys! I think this is finally for real happening! We look younger and confused in this pic but friends, great things come with age.. #criminalminds. IT LIVES! https://t.co/TzfzkhVjwB pic.twitter.com/T7nHUXtfql— paget brewster (@pagetpaget) July 14, 2022
"WHEELS UP Y’ALL," added Aisha Tyler.
WHEELS UP Y’ALL ✈️ ⚡️— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) July 14, 2022
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Reports of Paramount's Criminal Minds revival first emerged in February 2021, back when the streamer was still named CBS All Access. After languishing in development, rumors that the series had been scrapped floated through Hollywood, a fact that Brewster herself seemed to confirm in July 2021.
The Paramount+ version of Criminal Minds will follow a different format than the original CBS procedural, which would resolve cases by the end of an episode. Instead, this version will be serialized, with the team working on a single case over the course of the entire season.
Criminal Minds ran for 15 seasons, from 2005 to 2020, on CBS. It is currently available to stream on Hulu and Paramount+.
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TOPICS: Criminal Minds, Paramount+, Aisha Tyler, Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster