CBS announced Adam Rodriguez will be a series regular beginning with season 12 of Criminal Minds. Rodriguez will be part of the Criminal Minds season 12 cast that includes Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness. When Rodriguez joins the show, he’ll be playing a “special agent who is a member of the FBI Fugitive Task Force and joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit.”
Commenting on the casting news, CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller stated, “We’re all big fans of Adam’s and are excited to welcome him back to the CBS family as part of the terrific cast of Criminal Minds.”
“We’re thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Adam Rodriguez to our amazing cast,” added Erica Messer, Executive Producer/Showrunner. “We have exciting storylines planned for his character and the entire BAU team as we head into our 12th season.”
Rodriguez’ film credits include Magic Mike XXL, Lovesick, About Last Night, and Let the Game Began. His television credits include Jane the Virgin, Empire, CSI: Miami, Reckless, Roswell, and Ugly Betty.
The Criminal Minds Plot: Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases. The BAU team is lead by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, a strong profiler who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Other members include Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer “J.J.” Jareau, the team’s former unit liaison-turned-profiler who handles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as she solves cases; and Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm. Each member of the team brings their area of expertise to the table as the BAU continues its dedication to pinpointing predators’ motivations and identifying their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.