Hodge leads the current team of criminal profilers from the BAU, the Behavior Analysis Unit on the current ‘Criminal Minds’ drama on CBS. Cooper is the name of the new team leader of the spinoff series and where they will be located is still to be determined but Forrest Whitaker is that new team leader.
The Oscar winning actor from “The Last King of Scotland’ will also get a producer credit for the new show. You will remember him in his incredible role on ‘The Shield’ on FX and a recurring role on NBC’s ‘E.R.’ several years ago.
Forrest Whitaker is an amazing talent and the producers of the new show targeted him for this role immediately after getting the go ahead to produce from CBS.