Paramount+ Refutes Star’s Claim That Planned Criminal Minds Revival Is “Dead”
Fans of Criminal Minds can breathe a sigh of relief — for now. Variety reports that a source with knowledge of the situation says that the planned reboot is still in development at Paramount+
After the fan asked on Twitter whether there was “any news”, Brewster replied, “No, and sadly, we think it’s dead. I’ll let you know if there is any progress but it seems unlikely. Which is a bummer.”
But Paramount+ is denying this claim which should calm fans who are looking forward to revisiting the characters and stories of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) which resulted in 15 impressive seasons and 324 episodes for CBS.
In a departure from the show’s original format of investigating a case each week, the reconstituted BAU will follow one case for the entire season. In addition to the scripted revival, the company also announced a companion docuseries titled The Real Criminal Minds that will feature a real-life former FBI profiler and examine real cases.
Criminal Minds ended its run as one of CBS’ longest-running series, airing from 2006 until 2020 and producing two less successful spinoffs Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
In its final season the procedural averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and eight million viewers. But it found a second life on Netflix
All 15 seasons are now available for streaming on Paramount+.