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Paramount+ reboots CBS procedural Criminal Minds with original cast members

CBS drama series Criminal Minds debuted in 2005

Paramount+ has ordered a reboot of hit CBS procedural Criminal Minds that will bring in serialised elements and see original cast members reprise their roles.

The series, which originally ran from 2005 to 2020, follows an elite team of FBI profilers who analysed the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again.

The streaming version, which will be exclusive to Paramount+, will see the FBI profilers come up against their greatest threat yet, an unknown person who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers.

Nicole Clemens

Now, as the world opens up again, the network goes operational and the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time.

Paramount+ said the series, produced by ABC Signature and CBS Studios, will “continue and expand the beloved franchise for streaming audiences, blending serialised elements into the series format.”

Original cast members reprising their roles include Joe Mantegna, AJ Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster.

Criminal Minds veteran Erica Messer will serve as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Breen Frazier and Chris Barbour will serve as writers and executive producers. Glenn Kershaw will direct and executive produce and Mark Gordon will also serve as executive producer.

“For 15 seasons, Criminal Minds was at the forefront of cutting-edge scripted drama as it explored the psychology behind crime – thrillingly,” said Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount+ original scripted eries.

“The series never stopped evolving during its run, and we are beyond excited to bring it back into a new era with new stories for a new generation of viewers at Paramount+. Erica, the whole cast and creative team are building a season full of new twists that we are sure will electrify audiences.”

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