Criminal Minds revival has been reported to be in the early stages of development on Paramount+ back in February 2021. After weeks after that, it was confirmed that a 10-episode revival was officially greenlit on the streaming service. Now, details about the casting list have surfaced.
When the initial announcement on Criminal Minds revival emerged, it was said that Paramount+ will bring back the original cast members in the flagship show. Shortly after that, it was also reported that the story will focus on one case rather than the following different cases a week.
In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, series star Paget Brewster, who played Emily Prentiss, revealed that the streaming service plans to bring back the main cast from the last four seasons. The actress said that those who starred from seasons 12 to 15 have been approached for the revival.
Brewster noted that all of them were grateful when they were asked whether they're interested to return to the Criminal Minds revival. She, then, revealed that the former cast members who haven't signed on other shows have been in negotiation for the project.
The actress added that she and her co-star were excited for the revival to happen, especially since it is now on a streaming platform. Based on what Brewster said, it seems like the former cast members are interested to be part of the show -- though everything still depends on their schedules.
It can be noted that the original show has encountered a lot of changes in casting during its time on CBS. In the last four seasons, the main cast members consist of Brewster, AJ Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness, Daniel Henney, Joe Mantegna, and Adam Rodriguez.
The series finale saw the BAU agents sticking together, except for Vangsness's Penelope Garcia as she left the FBI for a new job. Others were also hoping to see Shemar Moore reprising his Derek Morgan role in the Criminal Minds revival, though that remains to be seen as he stars on CBS' SWAT.
The police procedural crime drama debuted on CBS in September 2005 and ended its run in February 2020, totaling 15 seasons. The series centered on the members of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) and they use psychology to dive into the minds of the worst criminals in the world.
Criminal Minds revival official release date hasn't been set since it is in early developments. No further details have been revealed but it was confirmed that Erica Messer, who worked through most of the show's run, will return as showrunner in the revival.