[VIDEO] ‘Prison Minds Evolution’ Forged Previews Paramount Plus Sequence


For the solid of Prison Minds: Evolution, capturing Paramount+’s restricted sequence felt “very a lot the identical, however completely different,” Joe Mantegna tells TVLine within the solid video above. “It was” — look forward to it — “an evolution.”

Premiering this Thursday, Nov. 24 with the primary two episodes of 10, Prison Minds: Evolution finds a splintered BAU slowly reconstituting itself because it turns into ever extra clear that they’re coping with one in every of their most bold and sinister UnSubs ever (performed by Friday Evening Lights‘ Zach Gilford).

Kirsten Vangsness, who’s again as Penelope Garcia, says that returning for Evolution was at least “so pleasurable,” particularly with the CBS drama’s most up-to-date showrunner on the helm. “Erica Messer may say, ‘I took a cantaloupe and wrote my identify on it,’ and also you’re like, ‘Let’s act that!’” says Vangsness, “as a result of something she does is so attention-grabbing.”

A.J. Cook dinner, who performs JJ Jarreau, says that the crime drama’s new streaming residence and the freedoms that include it “provides us the house to breathe a bit of bit extra” and dive deeper into the characters.

Equally, Mantegna says that they might discover “past” the restrictions beforehand foist upon them by broadcast-TV requirements. “We generally need to go to a darkish place,” David Rossi’s portrayer reminds, “however now generally we go to a spot that’s even darker.” (And utilizing language that may get a bit saltier, he provides!)

Cook dinner raves that Evolution “appears like a film” however in an actual, not glam, manner. And that actuality extends to the Particular Brokers we all know so effectively. For instance, JJ is experiencing some big-time fatigue. “I needed her to be the exhausted working mother, like everyone was by COVID,” Cook dinner says.

Aisha Tyler in flip says that Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist, has been out within the discipline these previous few years, and in consequence is “battle-hardened” once we subsequent see her. (“She’s nonetheless the mental, however with grime beneath her fingernails.”) Rossi, in the meantime, “is not in an amazing place,” Mantegna warns. “However it’s not what number of instances you fall down, it’s what number of instances you rise up. And I’m betting on him.”

On the a lot, a lot lighter facet, Garcia — who had accepted a job supply elsewhere within the CBS sequence’ finale — has been “thriving” ever for the reason that pandemic’s shelter-in-place protocols kicked in. Till, that’s, circumstances “thrust” her again into the darker world of the BAU.

And as for brand new unit chief Emily Prentiss, performed by sequence vet Paget Brewster?

“I name her Prentiss 2.0,” Cook dinner reviews with a smile. “I actually love this streaming model of her. There’s this sass there, and the arrogance which exuded from her is basically spectacular.”

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