Paramount + recently released a five-minute teaser for Criminal Minds: Evolution’s first episode. The original show Criminal Minds first aired in 2006 and ran for 15 seasons on CBS before ending.
Thanks to its overwhelming success, CBS confirmed that the show would be coming back in the form of Criminal Minds: Evolution, which is just around the corner.
The series combines criminal mysteries and psychology in a tightly packed sequence. It follows a group of FBI agents in the Behavioral Analysis Unit as they trace criminals using psychological analysis.
The five-minute clip reveals Zach Gilford’s new look as he commits multiple murders across decades. Check out the video here:
The Criminal Minds: Evolution’s trailer revealed that the BAU would have to deal with a network of serial killers this time.
The Covid-19 pandemic will play a significant role as the network will start operating during the quarantine period. The network will begin wreaking havoc just after the pandemic fiasco when everyone is seemingly vulnerable. Now, it will be on the BAU to stop this them.
The revival will feature most of our familiar detectives, including Paget Brewster’s Prentiss, Kirsten Vangsness’ Garcia, Joe Mantegna’s Rossi, A.J. Cook’s JJ, and Aisha Tyler’s Tara. However, due to scheduling issues, Matthew Gray Gubler’s Reid will be absent from the cast.
However, showrunner Erica Messer has teased the possibility of his return in future episodes. So, we don’t have to lose hope just yet!
In the trailer, Rossi gets horrified at the thought of a serial killer network feeding on people’s vulnerability after the pandemic. The fact that this show blends a real-world phenomenon into its plotline will make it even more relatable to the fans.
It is safe to say that Zach Gilford will be the main killer in Criminal Minds: Evolution, having featured in almost all the marketing stints of the show so far.
Other than that, the clip doesn’t reveal much about the serial killer network. It will be interesting to see what this new season has up its sleeve when the show starts streaming on November 24, 2022.
About Criminal Minds: Evolution
Criminal Minds: Evolution is an upcoming American police procedural crime drama television series. It is a revival of the 2005 television series, which ended in 2020, and follows members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) as they are faced with a network of serial killers built during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The series is set to premiere on November 24, 2022, on Paramount+ and on November 25, 2022, on Disney+ for Canada and Australia.
The main cast of the last season of the previous series is all set to return, with the exception of Matthew Gray Gubler and Daniel Henney. On September 4, 2022, Josh Stewart confirmed he will reprise his role as Will LaMontagne Jr. On September 9, 2022, Zach Gilford was cast in a recurring role.