‘Criminal Minds’ Season 12 Spoilers: Premiere Date, Cast Update; Will Thomas Gibson return As Aaron Hotchner?


There have been lots of ups and downs as far as the casting of Criminal Minds Season 12 is concerned with the exit of Shemar Moore and Thomas Gibson being axed. The popular show on CBS has now shared some new pictures and Episode 1’s synopsis.

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International Business Times reported that the premiere episode Criminal Minds Season 12 is entitled The Crimson King and the show starts with Luke Alvez, the leader of the Fugitive Task Force from FBI, getting associated with the Behavioral Analysis Unit or BAU.


According to Spoiler TV, the synopsis of the premiere  episode indicates that Luke along with his other team members of the BAU team must tack one of those 13 criminals who are fugitives since the time the previous season ended.

Episode 1 might see a long ensemble of cast including actors like Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Adam Rodriguez, Kirsten Vangsness and Aisha Tyler.

Apparently Gibson will make his appearances only in the first two episodes of Season 12. Since, the actor was axed from this popular series on the CBS, it will be interesting to note how his character will be written off from the plot by the team of writers.

Followers of the series would be also able to see Peter Lewis on the show in a guest appearance. The actor will be portraying the role of Mr. Scratch, the notorious serial killer with the ability to control minds.

Alvez got success in capturing eight convicts out of a total of 13 fugitives. However, he is yet to track Mr. Scratch down. It is being reported that this character will be one of the major negative roles in the new season.

Meanwhile, some spoilers are teasing that Gibson might not be seen in the upcoming season. The actor was seen portraying the character of Aaron Hotchner on the show. His inclusion in the new season became uncertain since it is said that the actor assaulted a producer of this show.

It was one of the fan-favorite characters and so the news left many of the actor’s fans completely shocked till now.  But as on date, nothing has been formally confirmed by the producers or the show-runners.

The premiere episode of Criminal Minds Season 12 will be aired on CBS on Wednesday September 28 at 9 p.m..


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