July 13, 2022

Paramount+ today gave an official series order to a new version of Criminal Minds. The news comes nearly a year-and-a-half after the streaming service announced that a revival of the procedural drama was in the works.

The original series aired between 2005 and 2020 on CBS and was a consistently-solid performer in the network's prime time lineup. Its impressive run reached a total of 324 episodes by the end of its 15-year run.

The format of the new Criminal Minds will be a bit different, with a single case being investigated over the course of its 10-episode run rather the a case being solved during each episode. Longtime showrunner Erica Messer will be returning for the revival, as well as six key cast members including Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, and Paget Brewster.