Criminal Minds Season 17 – When is it Returning?

Criminal Minds Season 17

Now, if you are a fan of Criminal Minds, chances are that you are confused. The show ended after Season 16, so why are people suddenly hyping up the possibility of a Season 17? Well, that’s because people are excited to know more about Criminal Minds: Evolution.

This is a revival of the popular show “Criminal Minds”. The show was a huge success with fans when it premiered on Paramount+ in November 2022. The season followed the BAU team as they tracked down their most dangerous unsub yet.

With the success of the first season, the audience is now curious to know more about Criminal Minds Season 17 or Criminal Minds: Evolution Season 2.

When is the Show Returning?

Following the success of the first season, Criminal Minds: Evolution was immediately renewed for a new season in January 2023. However, that’s the end of the information. Since then, no further update has been revealed about the release date of the show.

One key factor to pay attention to is that the SAG AFTRA and WGA strikes affected the show’s production a lot. So, that’s one of the main reasons why the creators have had to delay the potential release date. There were rumors that the second season would be released in 2023 ending but that’s not a possibility now.

Paramount+ has not yet announced a release date for Criminal Minds Season 17, but it is expected to premiere in late 2024. We’d have to keep an eye out for further information at this point. 

What can we expect from the Criminal Minds Season 17?

Season 1 of Criminal Minds: Evolution ended with the BAU team defeating Elias Voit, but the team is still reeling from the events of the season. 

We can expect Season 17 to explore the aftermath of Voit’s defeat and how the team is coping with the trauma they experienced. We can also expect to see the BAU team face new and dangerous unsubs in Season 17. 

The show’s creators have said that they want to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible on television, so we can expect to see some truly terrifying crimes in the new season. This is just the basic prediction that we have at this point regarding the show’s future. But, the writers can turn and twist the plot in a lot of other different ways too.

Who is returning to Criminal Minds Season 17?

Most of the main cast members from Criminal Minds: Evolution are expected to return for Season 17. This includes:

  • Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss)

Paget Brewster

  • Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)

Joe Mantegna

  • A.J. Cook (Jennifer Jareau)

A.J. Cook

  • Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)

Kirsten Vangsness

  • Aisha Tyler (Tara Lewis)

Aisha Tyler

  • Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez)

Adam Rodriguez

It would be interesting to see if the creators add new faces to the cast in the next season or not.


While we don’t have any confirmed news regarding the release of Criminal Minds Season 17, the good news is that it is probably currently in production. We don’t have any leads from the creators or the network yet, so all we can do now is wait.


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