Originally titled Criminal Minds, it is the sixteenth season of Criminal Minds with a new subtitle, Evolution. Jeff Davis developed the American police procedural crime drama series Criminal Minds. The series has already carved out a special place in the hearts of its fans, having successfully launched its sixteenth season, Criminal Minds: Evolution Season 1, on November 24, 2022, consisting of 10 episodes.
Also, in January 2023, the creators announced another good news: they are caring for the Criminal Minds: Evolution series to its second season; that is, they have already planned the series’ renewal for season 2. Fans can not wait to see the future season of the series, but the makers have not disclosed a release date, but it will be out soon.
Will we get new updates in August?
Well, as you can expect, there are a few things that we may all be wondering about, considering that season 2 was initially greenlit several months ago, and there has been practically no news about it since. The issue is that both SAG-AFTRA and the WGA are still on strike, and there is no real mechanism for news to filter in while this is going on. We can only suggest patience at this stage because you will need it to get from point A to point B.
What to expect from Criminal Minds: Evolution Season 2?
Criminal Minds: Evolution season 1’s serialized nature was a total change from the original series’ episodic approach, yet the new framework allowed for larger continuous stories. Season 2 of Criminal Minds: Evolution will most likely deal with the consequences of Voit’s arrest and see the agents seek to uncover the intriguing conspiracy behind the enigmatic Gold Star. The loss of Deputy Director Bailey will definitely have a significant influence on the squad, and Rossi’s near-death experience may transform the seasoned veteran. Though no plot elements have been revealed, a serialized Criminal Minds: Evolution will most likely follow the same path as its more episodic predecessor.
Who might be cast for Criminal Minds: Evolution Season 2?
Procedural shows often maintain the same performers from season to season, and there is no reason to believe that the cast of Criminal Minds: Evolution season 2 will not include many of the original cast members. Viewers should anticipate seeing Joe Mantegna resume his role as David Rossi and Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss unless there is new information to the contrary. The following actors are expected to return:
- Adam Rodriguez as Luke Alvez
- Joe Mantegna as David Rossi
- Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia
- AJ Cook as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau
- Aisha Tyler as Dr. Tara Lewis
- Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss
- Luke Benward as Benjamin Reeves
- Josh Stewart as Will LaMontagne Jr.
- Zach Gilford as Elias Voit
- Nicole Pacent as Rebecca Wilson
- Nicholas D’Agosto as Deputy Director Doug Bailey
- Kiele Sanchez as Sydney Voit
- Ryan-James Hatanaka as Tyler Green
- Gail O’Grady as Krystall Rossi
- Silas Weir Mitchell as Cyrus Lebrun
The shocking death of Deputy Director Doug Bailey, played by Nicholas D’Agosto, indicates that he will not return, although his unexplained link to Elias Voit (Zach Gilford) may cause him to emerge in flashbacks. While the season concluded with Voit in arrest, he will almost certainly return because his complex network of serial murders was only beginning to unravel in season 1.
Where to watch Criminal Minds: Evolution Season 2?
Criminal Minds: Evolution Season 1 is available to stream on Paramount+. When the second season drops, it will most probably be available on the same platform.