Dealmaking is still underway for Paramount+’s Criminal Minds revival, but we know six of the OG cast members are slated to return. Unfortunately, there are two OG cast members that have confirmed they will NOT be returning for the Criminal Minds revival. Which character roles are being reprised? Which characters will we have to say goodbye to? Keep reading for all the details.
Paramount+ Criminal Minds Revival: Six Cast Members Return
According to Deadline, dealmaking is still in progress. But, six fan-favorite cast members are slated to return for the revival including Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, and Paget Brewster. Perhaps the most notable on the list is Kirsten Vangsness. Reprising her role as Technical Analyst / Communications Liaison Penelope Garcia, Kirsten is the only OG cast member that stuck with the series for its entire 15 season run.
Which Cast Members Aren’t Returning?
Perhaps the biggest blow for fans of Criminal Minds is knowing Matthew Gray Gubler will not be returning to reprise his role as Supervisory Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid. According to Deadline, the actor is ready to move past the character of Dr. Reid and doesn’t wish to return for the revival.
Daniel Henney was also a fan favorite. He was originally a guest star in Season 10 and Season 12. He ended up becoming a regular in Season 13 playing the character Special Operations Agent Matt Simmons. Presently, he has a role in the Amazon series titled The Wheel Of Time that prevents him from reviving his role with Criminal Minds. He, however, is open to a guest star role if his schedule will allow him to do so.
What Do We Know About This Revival?
It’s been a year since Criminal Minds officially ended. There isn’t a lot of information on what to expect from the revival. Deadline, however, confirmed Paramount+ ordered a new 10-episode season of the series. The outlet also reports plans for the revival have been in the works since February of last year.
Are you looking forward to Paramount+’s revival of Criminal Minds? Or, do you think the streaming service should have left the series alone where it originally ended? Share your thoughts on this cast line-up for the revival and let us know if you’ll be checking it out when it drops in the comments down below.
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