‘Criminal Minds: Evolution’ To Return To Production In January, Says Star Paget Brewster

The BAU is about to return to work.

Criminal Minds: Evolution star Paget Brewster recently revealed on X when production will resume on the Paramount+ drama.

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“We start filming mid January at a break neck pace to get episodes to you ASAP!” she wrote in response to a fan. “We all hope you will watch and love them!”

At the start of the year, Paramount+ renewed Criminal Minds: Evolution for another season after the drama from Erica Messer ended up as one of the streamer’s top five most watched original series. The first, 10-episode season premiered on Thanksgiving of last year and wrapped on Feb. 9.

Production on the second, 10-episode season was delayed in the spring because of the labor dispute.

“We’re thrilled to bring even more twisted storylines to our loyal fans of Criminal Minds: Evolution with the order of another season,” Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming, said at the time of the show’s renewal. “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.”

Criminal Minds: Evolution is an expansion of the original CBS series that ran from 2005-2020. In the current season, the FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers comes up against an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. As the world opens back up and the network goes operational, the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time.

Original cast members continuing their roles include Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster. Zach Gilford joined the cast this season as a recurring guest star in a season-long arc.

Criminal Minds: Evolution is produced by ABC Signature and CBS Studios. Messer serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Breen Frazier, Chris Barbour, Glenn Kershaw and Mark Gordon also executive producing.

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