Paramount+ has opted to renew Criminal Minds: Evolution for a second season. The news was announced on Thursday, with the streamer noting how Criminal Minds fans have embraced this new series.
In a statement to the press, Paramount Streaming chief programming officer Tanya Giles expressed excitement over all of the “twisted storylines” yet to come for the series. “We’re thrilled to bring even more twisted storylines to our loyal fans of Criminal Minds: Evolution with the order of another season,” she said. “The series has always been a consistent top performer for Paramount+ and fans have quickly embraced this new season with its more serialized elements. There are still many dark twists and turns yet to come for the BAU this season, and we can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store.”
Evolution is the continuation of the original series, Criminal Minds, which ended its run after fifteen seasons in 2020. The new series brings back stars Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster as their characters seek to locate a killer (played by Zach Gilford) who has “used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers.”
Since its debut in November, Criminal Minds: Evolution, has become one of Paramount+’s top five original shows and has driven increased viewership for the original as well. (Of note, the original series is also available to stream on Hulu.) The first season, which consists of 10 episodes, is set to conclude on Feb. 9th.