Criminal Minds fans had some potentially bad news this week. It appears that a previously announced revival of the series may not be moving forward at Paramount+.
Paget Brewster, who appeared on the drama as FBI agent Emily Prentiss, responded to a question about the revival with a tweet that makes it sound the series is not moving forward.
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.
— paget brewster (@pagetpaget) July 30, 2021
However, Variety reports that a source close to the development of the revival revealed to them that the series is still in active development. It’s difficult to know which statement is accurate.
Criminal Minds aired for fifteen seasons on CBS. Paramount+ officially announced the revival in February. It was described this way in a large press release about the streaming service’s upcoming exclusive programming:
Criminal Minds – top rated series in broadcast and streaming returns with a new scripted series that brings the team back together to investigate a single, fascinating case over 10 episodes.
What do you think? Were you looking forward to the revival of Criminal Minds? Are you sad that it might not happen after all?