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Forest Whitaker investigates 'Criminal Minds' spinoff
CBS is negotiating with Oscar winner Forest Whitaker to take the lead in the network's possible "Criminal Minds" spinoff.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the spinoff will focus on "a new group of profilers who work outside the FBI bureaucracy."
Whitaker's character is the squad leader, a former Behavior Unit superstar.
The planted spinoff will air this spring as an episode of "Criminal Minds," with Richard Shepard directing a script by Chris Mundy. The trade says that Whitaker would also serve as producer on the spinoff.
In addition to his Oscar win for "The Last King of Scotland," Whitaker earned an Emmy nomination for a guest stint on "ER" and won an Emmy as one of the producers on the telefilm "Door to Door."