The former Alias actress will play FBI cadet Ashley Seaver, who will first join the Behavior Analysis Unit when she is invited by Agent Hotch (Thomas Gibson) to consult on a case after learning her family history will bring a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer.
Meanwhile, Paget Brewster has been asked to return to a status of a full-fledged regular on the show but will weigh pilot offers. Brewster opted to adhere to her amended contract and take advantage of the option that allows her to do a pilot.
What do you think of all the cast changes in Criminal Minds? Do you miss A.J. Cook’s JJ?