“Criminal Minds” season 12 is pretty much a reality after season 11’s cliffhanger ending. With Derek Morgan out of the picture, who will he be replaced with? Can it be a female?
After the anarchists masterminded a breakout in the finale much of the upcoming season’s plot will involve catching the escapees and while the anarchists were stopped 13 serial killers are now at large.
According to a TV Guide interview with showrunner Erica Messer, that is pretty much the entire plot of the upcoming season. In addition to catching the weekly unsubs, they will also show scenes regarding the progress of recapturing the escaped convicts.
With the writers returning from hiatus this month the discussion for season 12 is currently ongoing. This time, “Criminal Minds” will take on a more serialized approach to putting its large roster of previous bad guys back into the spotlight.
Obviously, with this much work it only seems fair that the team needs to be in full working order. With the departure of Derek Morgan from the team to tend to his family, this is currently not the case.
According to Messer, they are currently discussing Derek Morgan’s replacement this month. Considering they will be catching unsubs and escaped serial killers it would not make sense to have a shrinking cast just when the workload has doubled for the team.
Although it is still undecided whether the replacement will be a regular or just a recurring character, Messer is confident that Morgan’s replacement will be a regular. They are currently talking with several agents to find a suitable actor or actress.
After 11 seasons and 255 episodes, Criminal Minds is certainly not running out of stories. With a whole stash of previous unsubs each with separate backstories. Hopefully, their decision to take a serialized approach for the show pays off.