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'Criminal Minds' News, Spoilers: Showrunner Erica Messer Teases A "Much More Serialized" Season 11

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The cast of CBS' "Criminal Minds" |

The days are counting and before this month ends, the latest season of "Criminal Minds" will kick off with an intense episode which, according to executive producer Erica Messer, will involve an investigation of "The Dirty Dozen."

Speaking to TVLine, the showrunner believes that that the fans, who have been with the show for already more than a decade now, is now ready for a "much more serialized" setup. Having the plot deal with the investigation of the network of hitmen, which Messer teased as a "heavy thing," is just but perfect to kick off the new chapter of the police-procedural drama series.

Dropping more insights on the season opener was cast member Matthew Gray Gubler, who told the media outlet that The Dirty Dozen story arc is both "exciting" and "spooky" and fans should expect some team members to get into some trouble.

"Fun stuff as always," the actor who played the criminal profiler Dr. Spencer Reid said.

The premiere's synopsis was meanwhile shared over at Zap2it and it indicates that the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) team will be screening different candidates to join the team after Kate's (Jennifer Love Hewitt) departure.

One of the strong candidates is a certain forensic psychologist, Dr. Tara Lewis, whose role is played by actress Aisha Tyler.

Revealing further the details of her role, Tyler told Entertainment Weekly that unlike the BAU people who analyse the unsubs as they try to catch them, her character "analyses them after they've been caught to make sure they're competent to stand trial."

 Speaking highly of Tyler, Messer told TVLine that "Aisha is such a smart person that playing a really smart character is obviously second nature to her."

Gubler chimed in to say that apparently, "comedians make the best dramatic actors" as is the case of Tyler as Dr. Lewis.

Catch more of these exciting events when "Criminal Minds" Season 11 kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c on CBS.

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