Criminal Minds Season 16 release date

Criminal minds is a United States detective mystery series developed by Jeff Davis. The first season of the series was premiered on CBS on 22nd September 2005 while the 15th season was aired on 19th February 2020. The series has been one of the longest-running shows of America. It has got immense love from the side of the audience. The detective drama has scored stunning 8.1/10 stars on the IMDb and a stellar 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

A year has passed since we watched the last episode of the series. Now, fans are excited to know whether their favorite show will return for another season or not. They are craving to know Criminal Minds’ season 7 release date as soon as possible. The reports of trusted sources like Looper claims that Paramount network is using all tactics to revive the 16th installment of the series but we can’t celebrate right now as things aren’t confirmed yet. Here is everything that we have discovered so far –


When Will We Get To Know Criminal Minds Season 16 Release Date?

Criminal Minds Season 16 release date

Deadline has found that Criminal Minds has remained quite demandable and popular show on the Netflix network which makes the series more alluring. So, it’s a quite valuable asset for the network as Paramount+ always tries to figure out ways that can help it in increasing its bag size of hit shows. The previous season of the show was finished on a quite satisfactory note where all the core characters of the show were alive which increases the possibilities of renewal of drama.

If we talk about Criminal Minds season 16 release date, it’s still in the pipeline or we can say that it’s still far away. On 19th February 2021, TV Line revealed that the season is in the initial phase of evolution and because of this there isn’t any agreement taking place with the actors or script makers. So, if the Paramount network and drama’s producers are on the way to reveal some information, then the season will take at least a year to hit digital screens.

Not much time has passed to the conclusion of the fifteenth season but many actors of the series have started working on their next projects. Now Paramount Network will somehow make its best efforts to recast these stars again in the Criminal Minds Season 7 as they have done their job quite well in the previous seasons. So, now we have to be calm as the creators are busy planning out things for the upcoming season.


How Will Criminal Minds Season 16 Plot Be?

Criminal Minds Season 16 release date

Television programs have rapidly grown in past few years, but the thing that separates Criminal Minds from other shows is its potential to hold the audience returning with an ancient school case of the weekly pattern. It’s going to be peculiar for the script makers to execute this concept again. However, if the 16th season becomes a restricted edition then only it will sound relevant for the drama to target on a single large case along with some small cases pitched in for the good count.

Criminal Minds Season 16 can also give script makers a chance to frame a banging storyline that wasn’t effective in the previous season. Soon after the 15th season was over Messer disclosed to Entertainment Weekly that script makers had played with the concept of adding a pattern-cracking episode in the last season but as they realized that only 10 episodes are remaining, they eventually selected to go securely.

“There was crazy stuff thrown out in the room, and we didn’t just shoot it down. We would say, ‘Okay, how could that happen?’ The idea of a live episode or… what do you call it?… a documentary film crew following the crew around,” she mentioned. “We ended up exploring some of those, but ultimately we weren’t able to find a way to keep it true to the series.”

However, now season 16 can be made so this time script makers have a chance to execute the unorthodox episode plans while creating a new bunch of episodes for it.

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Who Will Be Part Of Criminal Minds Season 16 Cast?

Criminal Minds Season 16 release date

As we told you earlier that showrunners haven’t shared many details about the 16th season of the thriller. But the reports of TV line suggest that next season will have former actors as well as new actors. However, it’s not entirely authentic information as it’s not confirmed who will return in the next season. We will have to wait for fair enough time to get more precise information about the Criminal Minds Season 16 cast.

At the ending of the previous season central characters of the series including Matthew Gray Gubler, A. J. Cook,  Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, and many others were alive to battle on the next day. If we consider this thing then all actors should return in the next season. But it isn’t looking completely possible however it can be made partially possible. Major actors of the previous season can make comeback in the forthcoming season. The stars who are expected to be seen in Criminal Minds Season 16 are –

  • Joe Mantegna will play his role of David Rossi.
  • Matthew Gray Gubler will deliver his role of Dr. Spencer Reid.
  • A. J. Cook will be seen as Jennifer (JJ) Jareau.
  • Kirsten Vangsness will portray the character of Penelope Garcia.
  • Aisha Tyler will display the character of Dr. Tara Lewis.
  • Daniel Henney will present the character of Matt Simmons.
  • Adam Rodriguez will play his role as Luke Alvez.
  • Paget Brewster will deliver his role of Emily Prentiss.
  • Josh Stewart will be seen as William LaMontagne Jr.
  • Mekhai Andersen will portray the character of Henry LaMontagne.
  • Kelly Frye will display the character of Kristy Simmons.
  • Declan Whaley will present the character of David Simmons.
  • Stephen Bishop will play his role as Andrew Mendoza.

Besides them, other actors like Michael Mosley, Sharon Lawrence, Alex Jennings, Rachael Leigh Cook, and many others can also be seen in the upcoming season.


How Many Episodes Will Be In Criminal Minds Season 16?

Criminal Minds Season 16 release date

In the 15th season, we have seen 10 episodes including –

  • Episode 1: Under the Skin
  • Episode 2: Awakenings
  • Episode 3: Spectator Slowing
  • Episode 4: Saturday
  • Episode 5: Ghost
  • Episode 6: Date Night
  • Episode 7: Rusty
  • Episode 8: Family Tree
  • Episode 9: Face-Off
  • Episode 10: And in the End

If we talk about episodes of Criminal Minds Season 16 no authentic details have been disclosed yet by the trusted sources. However, we have noticed that there were 22-24 episodes in most of the previously released seasons of the series so if the forthcoming season follows this pattern then it will also consist of 22-24 episodes.


Is There Any News Of Criminal Minds Season 16 Trailer?


The season hasn’t even got a green signal yet from the side of showrunners and we know that trailers are published after the completion of filming. So, the 16th season’s trailer is far away from us and it won’t arrive soon. There is plenty of time remaining before we can watch it. If any updates regarding it arrives we will inform you till then you can watch last season’s trailer.

Source: Looper

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