'Criminal Minds: Evolution' (Paid for by Paramount+)

In the new Criminal Minds: Evolution exclusively on Paramount+, the FBI's elite team of criminal profilers come up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. Now, as the world opens back up, the network goes operational and our team must hunt them down — one murder at a time.

New episodes drop every Thursday on Paramount+. Starring Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster. Zach Gilford is a recurring guest star.

Video transcript

- This is the biggest case we've ever had.

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- The witching hour, when every child was in a deep, deep sleep, and the dark things had the world all to themselves.

- You got 16 dead bodies in every shipping container.

- The victims are from 2005 to 2020?

- This is 100% serial killer.

- All my years as a profiler, I studied killers. I never studied what a pandemic would do to them. They couldn't move. They couldn't hunt. So they started communicating to become better predators.

- So the UnSub gathered followers, followers that he's now activating. These aren't just connected cases. This is a serial killing network.

- The BAU is different.

- Where others see monsters, we see patterns.

- Where are we with the profile?

- This guy is a textbook.

- We need to get to the bottom of this.

- Maybe it's time we called our expert.

- We promised we wouldn't.

- I don't know who else could help.

- God, I hate how easy it is to pick this back up!

- Do you need my login or password?

This is the biggest case we've ever had.

Somebody is feeding you clues.

- He's been setting us up this whole time. There's another theory we have to consider.

- There isn't enough time.

- This isn't your burden alone.

- Then you explain why we've failed.

- No. It's not over. We're just getting started.