Reboot in The Works


The show is a hit among people of all ages, and is widely available. Criminal Minds first aired on September 22, 2005. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images/TNS)

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Although Criminal Minds just wrapped up its 15th season last year, a reboot is already in the making. It was the third most-streamed show in 2020, just behind The Office and Grey’s Anatomy, with 35,414 minutes streamed. Fans will be happy to know that on Paramount Plus, where the reboot will be available, all 15 seasons of the show will be accessible. Netflix currently only offers the first 12 seasons of Criminal Minds, leaving viewers to have to pay to watch the remaining episodes. 

The original series showcased a group of FBI agents, who were assigned to analyze a suspect’s behavior in order to help out law enforcement, and a new case would appear every “week,” or episode for viewers. There aren’t many details about the reboot, but we do know that the team will focus on one case over 10 episodes. Although the original cast hasn’t said anything about the reboot, there is still hope from fans. 

The reboot of Criminal Minds is set to be produced by Erica Messer, who also produced the original Criminal Minds. The series finale ended with Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, Joe Mantenga, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Daniel Henney as the cast. Fans are hoping they will be returning, along with some of the cast from the earlier seasons. There is no set release date; however, there is talk that the earliest it would be released is in 2022. 

I am very excited about the reboot, and I’m hoping it will be as interesting as the other seasons. I’m also hoping that most, if not all, of the cast from the original show will be in the reboot. Stay tuned as more information comes out over the coming year.