Damon Gupton (The Player) is set to join Criminal Minds as following the firing of Thomas Gibson.
Gupton will not be a direct replacement for Hotch as it has been revealed that the new head of BAU will be promoted from within the team. Gupton will play Special Agent Stephen Walker from the Behavioral Analysis Program which is the counterintelligence division of the FBI. He’s a seasoned profiler who will bring his spy-hunting skill set to the BAU. Walker will be introduced in the eighth episode of Criminal Minds’ current 12th season.