Wheels Up! Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Criminal Minds’ Revival (PHOTOS)

Joe Mantegna on Criminal Minds set, Paget Brewster
Joe Mantegna/Twitter; Paget Brewster/Twitter

Wheels up! The BAU is back.

Criminal Minds is returning for a new series on Paramount+, with six members of the CBS’ cast reprising their roles: Joe Mantegna (David Rossi), Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss), A.J. Cook (Jennifer “J.J.” Jareau), Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia), Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez), and Aisha Tyler (Dr. Tara Lewis). (Additional cast members will be announced.) And thanks to the cast beginning to share photos, both of the set (in progress) and their (new) looks, we’re getting an idea of what to expect. For instance, it appears the office will look the same.

The CBS series, which ran 15 seasons from 2005-2020, for the most part saw the elite team of FBI profilers hunting down UnSubs-of-the-week. Now, they’ll be facing their greatest threat yet: an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. As the world opens back up, the network goes operational, and the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time.

Erica Messer returns as showrunner, executive producer, and writer. Breen Frazier and Chris Barbour will serve as writers and executive producers, Glenn Kershaw will direct and executive produce, and Mark Gordon will also serve as executive producer.

Check out videos from the cast with filming underway:


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Scroll down to see the photos from the cast for the revival, and keep checking back because we’ll be updating as more are posted.

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Joe Mantegna on Criminal Minds revival set
Joe Mantegna/Twitter

It was Joe Mantegna’s social media posts on July 12 that alerted fans to the possibility of an announcement (which came the following day). Alongside the above photo, he wrote “Just doing a little inspection today for an upcoming project” on Twitter and “Three guesses where I was today?” on Instagram, both with the Criminal Minds hashtag.

Paget Brewster for Criminal Minds revival
Paget Brewster/Twitter

Paget Brewster revealed Emily Prentiss’ new look on Twitter on August 8. “This is my first ⁦@criminalminds⁩ hair and make up from this morning,” she wrote. “I hope you’re all excited for a slightly older, sassier, no filters, grey-haired Prentiss. And if you aren’t, that’s cool, just tell someone else.”