The CBS drama named Criminal Minds that’s been still on our screens since 2005 is an American police procedural crime drama that focuses on the mindsets of the criminals. Seasons 1 to 12 are presently available on Netflix in the United States where you’ll be introduced to the psychological analysis unit within the FBI.
The series has played a few spin-offs including Suspect Behaviour and Beyond Borders but none of them are on Netflix. It needs to be noted that Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was on Netflix till January 1st, 2016.
The final season, i.e, season 15 streamed in early 2020 between January and February 2020 for 10 episodes.
What’s happening with Criminal Minds on Netflix?
We primarily predicted that season 13 of Criminal Minds would be on Netflix in or around June 2018. Now after two years since then, the series is yet to be uploaded but the old seasons are available on Netflix.
So what are they upto? Well, since 2018, CBS has shifted their focus (as with other mainstream providers) to their own streaming platforms in favor of other companies such as Netflix.
Some signs that indicate towards the changes came in late 2020 when Netflix snapped up a few CBS properties which did not include Criminal Minds.
We are doubtful that the contract was being done annually but CBS chose not to renew. However, all previous seasons are on legacy contracts which will expire some day and hence, leave Netflix. As to when that’ll be is not known although we guess it maybe 5 years after the last season to drop on Netflix which could mean 2022.
Chances are that Netflix could snap up the streaming rights now the show has concluded but honestly, finding concrete and rigid news is difficult as CBS and Netflix don’t provide information on specific contracts.
Criminal Minds streamed on Netflix UK for a year before leaving in favor of NowTV.