Matthew Gray Gubler, who plays Dr. Reid, discussing “Mr. Scratch” on CSB.com (CBS.com)
One of the cast members of “Criminal Minds” recently opened up about what his character could be up to for the show’s return this September and the possible additions to the cast.
Matthew Gray Gubler, who plays Dr. Reid in CBS’s “Criminal Minds,” explained in an interview with Digital Spy during the 55th Monte Carlo Television Festival that he hopes the story will further explore the personal life of his character.
He stated, “I’d love to delve more into his home life and his social life and to see his mother return and just to, kind of, like figure out what he does on the weekends.”
A past TV Guide interview with Erica Messer, an executive producer of “Criminal Minds”, suggested an emphasis on Reid’s love life. “It’s been two years. Maeve is something that will never go away in his heart. We want him to smile again and we think everybody else does too,” she said.
Messer confirmed that the romantic interest will not be with Agent Dorian Loker, played by Emily Churchill, as she will not be returning for this season.
Gubler also confirmed the return of Paget Brewster, who plays Emily Prentiss. Brewster is not the only additional character that is said to appear in the upcoming season. CBS announced that Aisha Tyler will be joining the cast with a recurring role as Dr. Tara Lewis. Her character is rumored to be the love interest of Dr. Reid.
With addition to cast news, the official Twitter of account of “Criminal Minds” recently revealed a sneak peek into the much anticipated Season 11, coming out this fall. A photo of a set in progress shows wooden panels and doors. The account also showed previous photos of the show’s writers getting ready for the new season.
Season 11 of “Criminal Minds” is expected to air September 30, 2015.