Criminal Minds has a reboot in the works, just a year after the original show ended.
According to Deadline, Paramount+ is preparing to bring back the long-running CBS crime drama series, with the project currently in the very early stages of development.
Created by Jeff Davis, the original series ran on the network for 15 seasons, from 2005 to 2020. It followed a group of criminal profilers who work for the FBI as members of the Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU), using behavioural analysis and profiling to catch perpetrators and solve various cases.
Over the years, cast members included Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Joe Mantegna, Aisha Tyler, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini and Paget Brewster, while Jennifer Love Hewitt also starred.
The series ended up spawning two spin-off shows, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
No reason was given for the original show's cancellation, although The Wrap reported that its ratings had slipped over time. The series eventually came to an end after 325 episodes.
Ironically, it may be due to the show's impressive viewing numbers on Netflix that Paramount+ is now considering bringing it back.
While the revival is yet to form its creative team, long-time showrunner and executive producer Erica Messer is expected to return. It's currently unclear, however, if any cast members will be back for the new iteration.
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