Wheels up, viewers. The Criminal Minds revival is breaking ground at Paramount+ as six cast members are nearing deals for their returns.
Deadline announced on Friday that Paramount Plus’ forthcoming revival of Criminal Minds is slowly moving ahead. As it stands, a deal is still being made with executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer. However, cast members are nearing deals to return should the project officially move forward. Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler and Paget Brewster will reprise their role in the revival, should deals finalize.
It is of note, however, these new contracts, while multi-year, will not be exclusive contracts. This will allow the cast members to still take on other projects — including large recurring roles and series regular roles in a limited series. All of this, naturally, will hinge on their availability. Per Deadline, all six actors are merely waiting on Messer’s deal to finalize to sign on.
As for fan-favorite Matthew Gray Gubler, it’s unlikely he’ll return as Spencer Reid. While Daniel Henney, who played Matt Simmons, is currently starring in Amazon’s Wheel of Time, making his return complicated.