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Will ‘Criminal Minds: Evolution’ Return For Season 2?

Criminal Minds: Evolution aired its Season 1 finale on February 9, and though the eventful episode gave fans of Paramount+‘s Criminal Minds revival series closure on Elias Voit (Zach Gilford) and David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a few lingering questions — like what the heck is Gold Star?! — remain. So will Criminal Minds: Evolution return with answers in another season?

After a 15-season run, the beloved original series concluded on CBS in 2020, but Evolution welcomed back fan-favorite cast members including Mantegna as Rossi, A.J. Cook as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia, Aisha Tyler as Tara Lewis, Adam Rodriguez as Luke Alvez, and Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss. This time around, the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit was on the hunt for Voit, a skillful UnSub who assembled a team of serial killers during COVID-19 lockdown.

So will our favorite BAU agents return to screens again for Criminal Minds: Evolution Season 2? Here’s everything we know about the future of the Paramount+ series.

Joe Mantegna as David Rossi in Criminal Minds: Evolution
Photo: Michael Yarish /Paramount+

Will Criminal Minds: Evolution Return For Season 2?

Good news, Criminal Minds fans. Evolution is returning with another batch of new episodes!

Back in December 2022, Criminal Minds: Evolution showrunner Erica Messer told Decider’s Raven Brunner that she and the writers had already started talking about a potential Season 2. “Hopefully there will be good news on that in the new year, but we can’t stop thinking about it,” she shared. “I love this group of actors and I think we have such a fondness for one another. They’re huge fans of this. I mean, they were fans of the original, but they’re huge fans of this serialized version.”

On January 12, Paramount+ announced that Criminal Minds: Evolution was officially renewed for a Season 2, noting that it’s one of the platform’s top five original series.

“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, Paramount Streaming’s chief programming officer, said in a statement. “There are still many dark twists and turns yet to come for the BAU…”

Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss in Criminal Minds: Evolution
Photo: Michael Yarish /Paramount+

What Will A Season 2 of Criminal Minds: Evolution Look Like?

If you have yet to watch the Season 1 finale and want to avoid spoilers, consider this your chance to stop reading. But if you’re all caught up on Episode 10, “Dead End,” you know that although Voit is now in custody, he has crucial knowledge of a secretive project or organization called Gold Star. BAU agents are even in the dark on Gold Star, so their whispers of the curious words in the finale will likely lead to a larger Season 2 investigation. The final seconds of the Season 1 finale also show a mystery person entering the room to talk to Voit. Who is that? What is Gold Star? And will Zach Gilford’s role carry over into Season 2? We’ll have to wait to find out.

Though we’re not yet sure when Season 2 will premiere, we’re excited to see what’s in store for this fresh reboot series that’s familiar in all the best ways.

Season 1 of Criminal Minds: Evolution is now streaming on Paramount+.

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By: Ny Post



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