The Criminal Minds team will film the final 10 episodes this spring to film straight through after Season 14 is completed.
The long-running CBS procedural Criminal Minds has been renewed for a fifteenth season, which will also be the show's last, Variety has confirmed.
Criminal Minds is now more than halfway through Season 14, which is supposed to end on a much happier note than Season 15's ominous beginning: Rossi (Joe Mantegna) is heading down the aisle.
"Criminal Minds", produced by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios, is now in production on its 14th season, which brought the long-running drama past the 300-episode mark back in October.
The season will reportedly begin with two-part season premiere and will include a major confession and a BAU member in jeopardy. The series now stars Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez and Daniel Henney. The character will be introduced later in Season 14.
"Criminal Minds" was created by Jeff Davis, although the current showrunner is executive producer Erica Tasser.
"We have one in the works right now who's a very memorable villain, but I don't want to say too much if it doesn't work out with casting", Messer teased.
According to Deadline, the network has decided that it will use the abridged season to wrap up all the series' loose ends before sending them off into the sunset. I know a lot of people my parents' age still enjoy the show to this day. "It's such an honor to be part of a series for that long", she told the outlet.
Even so, Messer expects the series finale to be a "tearjerker".