Criminal Minds: Evolution Season 2 – Will it Release or not?

Criminal Minds: Evolution is a police procedural crime drama TV series. It is a reboot of the critically acclaimed TV series Criminal Minds, which ran from 2005-2020. 


Here’s what you need to know about the potential second season of the series Criminal Minds: Evolution!

Will there be a second season of Criminal Minds: Evolution? 

Oh yes!


Criminal Minds: Evolution has already been renewed for a second season. On January 12, longtime viewers were surprised when it was announced that Criminal Minds: Evolution got renewed for season 2 on Paramount+. 


The show’s official Instagram later shared a photo featuring Rossi, Prentiss and Tara in the elevator of Quantico. At the bottom of the picture, the show wrote the word “Renewed,” further confirming the news.


“Wheels up for another season!!! 🎉,” the show’s account wrote, referencing the iconic catchphrase from the original CBS series.


As soon as the news broke, Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming, immediately had a statement about season 2.


“We’re thrilled to bring even more twisted storylines to our loyal fans of Criminal Minds: Evolution with the order of another season,” she said in a statement, per Deadline. “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.”

Is there a release date for Criminal Minds: Evolution season 2?

Nah, not yet. 


But actress Paget Brewster shared an exciting update about the filming schedule. “Guys, we are coming back so fast it’ll make your head spin. Because of you! We start shooting in 2 months, thank you, thank you, thank you!!” she tweeted on February 9.



If we were to anticipate, we expect the second season to air by the end of this year. Let’s await an official confirmation from the makers!

How many episodes can we expect in season 2?

If the makers decide to follow a similar pattern, the second season may also comprise 10 episodes. However, there hasn’t been an official update as of yet!

The Expected Star Cast

Find the expected star cast of Criminal Minds: Evolution down below. 


  • Joe Mantegna as SSA David Rossi
  • Paget Brewster as BAU unit chief Emily Prentiss
  • A.J. Cook as SSA Jennifer Jareau
  • Kirsten Vangsness as tech analyst Penelope Garcia
  • Aisha Tyler as Dr. Tara Lewis
  • Adam Rodriguez as SSA Luke Alvez

Any spoilers or plot updates?

When asked about how she felt over the big news that Criminal Minds: Evolution would be back with new episodes, actress A.J. Cook shared that the entire cast was ecstatic over the season renewal. What’s more, they actually anticipated the news longer than fans knew about.


“We were all kind of waiting for that news to drop,” she exclusively told Good Housekeeping. “We’re thrilled that they have made the official announcement and we can start moving forward.”


As it turns out, a lot has been happening behind the scenes, like show writers getting right to work. “I know they’re already in there, coming up with some story ideas for the second season,” A.J. added. “It’s exciting. I can’t wait to see what they do next.”


She continued: “Erica Messer, our showrunner, she’s so good at what she does. She’s got a plan and I can’t wait to see it all come together. We’re going to do what we always do — we’re going to take you on a crazy, crazy wild ride with lots of twists and turns.”

Where can I watch Criminal Minds: Evolution?

You may watch the series on Paramount Plus. 

Is Criminal Minds: Evolution season 3 happening?

No updates!

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