CBS recently released the first photo of “Criminal Minds” final season cast and they all look stunning. The hit crime drama will come to an end with its 10-episode 15th season.
The photo features series veterans A.J Cook, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kristen Vangsness, and Paget Brewster along with new cast additions including Adam Rodriguez, Aisha Tyler, and Daniel Henney.
“Watch!” magazine joined forces with popular photographer Robert Trachtenberg for a cast photo shoot for the July/August issue of “Criminal Minds” cover story.
Back in January, CBS announced that the hit crime drama would come to an end after the 15th season.
Opening up about the beloved series, CBS’ EVP current programs, Amy Reisenbach said:
“It is the quintessential CBS hit. We are so proud to have aired it. It speaks to everything we do best, which is air quality television. It’s been successful not only on air but online, in syndication, internationally for ABC (Studios).”
Fans won’t have to bid goodbye to the series just yet, but the cast members said their farewells the day they shot their final episode. The entire affair was bittersweet as they said their goodbyes to fellow co-stars during their last day together.
Aisha Tyler expressed how she felt during the last day of taping in an Instagram post. Describing her time in the series as “life-changing”, the actress said it was an extraordinary ride for her and that she is grateful to be a part of it.
Veteran Joe Mantegna shared a snapshot of the last table read in his Instagram where everyone looked somber.
"Last read through. Bittersweet day. We all knew it couldn't go on forever, but we tried," he captioned the post.
Actress A.J Cook also bid farewell to the series as she shared a few snapshots of her fellow cast members on her Instagram.
“I had to say goodbye to some iconic television characters yesterday. I love these crazy cats. Only one more day left of filming,” she wrote.
All these bittersweet goodbyes show just how special the show was, both to the fans and the cast members.
We hope we can see these amazing actors in other shows as well.