June 5, 2024

Paramount+ announced today that Criminal Minds: Evolution has been renewed for a third season. The pickup is an early one, coming the day before the procedural drama returns for its sophomore run. Production on the next season is slated to begin later this year.

The series serves as a continuation of the original 'Criminal Minds' that aired between 2005 and 2020 on CBS. The format of Criminal Minds: Evolution differs from the original in that a single case is investigated over the course a season rather than a case being solved during each episode.

Season 2 will pick up after last season's shocking finale, as the FBI's elite team of profilers investigates the deadly mystery of GOLD STAR. As the conspiracy unfolds, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is met with an unexpected complication when serial killer Elias Voit negotiates a deal that transfers him to federal custody in the BAU's own backyard. The team faces its biggest threat yet and cannot emerge unscathed from the mind-bending consequences.