‘Criminal Minds: Evolution’ is the sixteenth season of the American police procedural crime drama television series ‘Criminal Minds’, consisting of ten episodes. This season premiered on November 24, 2022, on Paramount+ in the United States and on November 25, 2022, on Disney+ internationally.
For a solid decade now, ‘Criminal Minds’ has been a consistent ratings success for CBS. It also had two spin-offs that were successful in their own right: ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour’ and ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’. However, ‘Criminal Minds: Evolution’ is the first season of Criminal Minds to feature lesser-known guest stars. This was a conscious decision for the producers, and ultimately, it worked out for them. They felt that bringing in guest stars from other shows would help give their drama an edge when compared to its competitors.
Story of ‘Criminal Minds: Evolution’
The season takes place in the aftermath of the global pandemic, and it’s up to the Criminal Minds team to stop a serial killer who used the pandemic as a cover to build a network of serial killers around the world. This season focuses on how the human race has evolved in order to rebuild civilization. Due to this FBI’s elite team of criminal profiler’s faces their greatest threat
Cast and Characters of the Series
- Joe Mantegna as David Rossi
- AJ Cook as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau
- Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss
- Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia
- Aisha Tyler as Tara Lewis
- Adam Rodriguez as Luke Alvez
- Zach Gilford as Elias Voit
- Josh Stewart as Will LaMontagne Jr.
- Nicholas D’Agosta as Deputy Director Bailey
- Nicole Pacent as Rebecca Wilson
- Kiele Sanchez as Bridget Volt
Did Criminal Minds have a crossover?
Yes, a crossover with Criminal Minds and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders aired on April 8, 2015. This was titled “Beyond Borders”.
What happened in the crossover?
During a case, the Criminal Minds team captures an unsub (unknown subject) who is revealed to be a member of the International Response Team that Garcia and Prentiss work for called Matthew Simmons. He was being chased by members of the IRT while being tracked by Rossi’s team. There is a struggle between Simmons and Rossi, Rossi wins, but then he is caught by the IRT members. Back at their office in the International Response Team headquarters, Simmons reveals he had been tasked with finding serial killers who escaped during the pandemic to get them to work together. As a result of this, the IRT and Criminal Minds agree to a partnership as “Criminal Minds: Evolution”, with Simmons’ job being to help track down these serial killers
The Criminal Mind Franchise
Criminal Minds – premier on September 22,2005. This series is focusing of Profiling the criminal
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour – it is aired on February 16, 2011, it is the spin off of crime drama Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – it aired on march 16,2016. this show follows an elite team of FBI agents solving cases that involve American citizens on international soil
Criminal Minds: Evolution – it is internationally premier on November 24, 2022 . It is the latest series of the Criminal Mind franchise.
Did Criminal Minds get Cancelled ?
It was the final series in the franchise to end, following its two spin-off series, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, which had been cancelled previously due to low ratings