August 19, 2022
As Paramount+ readies the return of “Criminal Minds” with many of the previous stars, Netflix has restored the first 12 seasons of the classic series to its service.
Netflix’s license to those seasons had ended in June.
All 15 seasons of the original CBS series, which ran from 2005 to 2020, stream on Paramount+. It followed an elite team of FBI profilers who analyzed the country’s most twisted criminals, anticipating their next moves before they struck again.
Original cast members reprising their roles for the new Paramount+ series include Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster. The new episodes are produced by ABC Signature and CBS Studios exclusively for Paramount+.
In the new episodes, the FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers come up against an UnSub (unidentified subject) who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. Now, as the world opens back up, the network goes operational, and the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time.