Criminal Minds Revival Ordered at Paramount+

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That was fast.

Just a year after Criminal Minds went off the air, and just days after a revival was teased, Paramount+ has officially ordered a reboot of the beloved series.

Details are scarce about the project, but it will follow the team investigating a single case over ten brand-new episodes, suggesting that it will be a limited series.

Temporal Lobe - Criminal Minds

News of the revival so soon after the original series wrapped is somewhat surprising, but it is a huge series across the globe, and if the streamer is serious about expanding, this could be one of the best shows to do it with.

The CBS original series focused on a group of criminal profilers who work for the FBI as members of its Behavioral Analysis Unit using behavioral analysis and profiling to investigate crimes and find perpetrators.

It gave us the story of the team as they worked various cases and tackled their personal struggles as they pushed themselves and their teammates to their limits as they tried to take these villains down.

Careful Inspection - Criminal Minds Season 14 Episode 3

Per Deadline, no creative team has currently been established for the project, but it is expected to be spearheaded by Erica Messer, who was the showrunner on the original.

This will come as good news to fans because the Messer-led years were some of the best and the final season was actually a great way to wrap the beloved show up.

If you're wondering how the show will be brought back given the way everything was wrapped up, then this news might be the kicker for you:

It's unclear which cast members will be returning.

Missing Agent - Criminal Minds Season 14 Episode 6

The expansive cast during its CBS run included the likes of Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Joe Mantegna, Aisha Tyler, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Adam Rodriguez, and Paget Brewster, and many more.

It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to bring back some of the cast members from earlier in the show's run, as well as some of the later additions, mixed with a cast of newbies.

Paramount+ will likely want to make this accessible for new viewers and old viewers.

All 15 seasons of the original series will be available to stream on Paramount+ when it goes through its overhaul on March 4, changing its name from CBS All Access.

Putting Together the Pieces - Criminal Minds Season 14 Episode 9

And if that isn't enough Criminal Minds, then this news may also be of interest to you:

An unscripted series is also coming to the streamer, per Deadline, and would be focused on real-life cases and how they are investigated.

New streamers doubling down on proven franchises is hardly surprising, and this latest announcement comes on the same day that the streamer announced a Frasier revival, Younger's final season, a Fatal Attraction TV series, as well as the news that it would be picking up new Paranormal Activity and Pet Sematary.

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Criminal Minds Quotes

Agent Morgan: Talk to me, mama.
Garcia: First off, you are on restriction from my inner Lamborghini.
Morgan: Garcia...
Garcia: I mean it. My high-performance engine may purr like a puma on the prowl, but this time Derek you have seriously overheated my engines and I will require some cool down laps upon your return. If you know what I mean by that.
Morgan: Baby girl you're on speaker.
Garcia: I knew that.

Hotch: A sniper can wait up to 72 hours without sleeping.
Mays: Seriously?
Rossi: That's part of their training. They can stay awake for 72 hours and remain completely focused on their target.
Mays: How?
Hotch: By using a mental exercise called "fantasy integration". A sniper creates a scenarios involving a target that keeps that person at the forefront of their mind.
Morgan: Often they'll imagine a place where they're with the target, doing something together that takes time. For example, building a car.
JJ: For some, the fantasy begins the minute they're assigned a target. Then nothing will distract them.