Criminal Minds: Evolution reintroduces some of the original BAU members to face a new challenge. As fans wait for the next chapter, TVLine has released some new photos from the show. They include new and returning cast members, as well as some behind-the-scenes shots.
What to Expect on Criminal Minds: Evolution
The BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) will come together in Criminal Minds: Evolution to take down one of their greatest dangers to date: an UnSub who has exploited the pandemic to build a sizable network of serial killers.
The crew sets out to track down and catch each murderer on the network as soon as the world reopens. The revival also features the return of A.J. Cook as Jennifer Jareau, a.k.a. JJ, Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss, and Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia.
What the BAU Faces in Criminal Minds: Evolution
Photos shared by TVLine show Aisha Tyler as Dr. Tara Lewis, Adam Rodriguez as Luke Alvez, and Joe Mantegna as David Rossi returning to the series. While the photographs are mostly of the cast, they do hint at some of the locations fans may expect to see in the revival.
One appears to be a warehouse, complete with blood on the walls. Dr. Lewis investigates the scenario, implying that it will be significant at some time in the series. Another photo of Luke emphasizes the perilous nature of the work as he peers out from behind a car door at someone (or something).
Additionally, viewers get to see Zach Gilford, a newbie to the series, in the role of Elias Jasper Voit, an operations analyst for a large cybersecurity company. He has a dark side and a death fetish, however, not much is known about him outside of his job. His pictures are less clear, but one shows him burying (or possibly digging up) a huge case.
It's unclear whether he's aiding or hindering the investigation since the show hasn't yet debuted, and it's unclear how he got into this scenario.
Criminal Minds: Evolution Release Date
Criminal Minds: Evolution premieres on Paramount+ on Thursday, Nov. 24. The episodes will be released on a weekly basis until the midseason finale on Dec. 15.
The midseason premiere date is set for Jan. 12, with episodes airing weekly until the season finale on Feb. 9.