“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” star Daniel Henney will join the cast of the flagship drama following the spinoff’s cancellation last month.
Henney will reprise his role as Special Agent Matt Simmons, which he played for two seasons on “Beyond Borders.” Formerly with the International Response Team, Special Agent Simmons joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit, including helping with the release of Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) when he was arrested in Mexico last season.
Henney steps in for series regular Damon Gupton, who announced his departure from the CBS drama after one season last week. Earlier in the season, star Thomas Gibson left the show following an on-set physical altercation with a writer.
Henney joins Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness and Adam Rodriguez on the series produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.
“Criminal Minds” returns for Season 13 on Wednesday, Sept. 27 on CBS.