Damon Gupton Joins Criminal Minds as Thomas Gibson’s Replacement

Criminal Minds has found its replacement for actor Thomas Gibson, who was fired from the show in August after allegedly raging out on set and kicking a producer.

It seems like Criminal Minds finally found a replacement for Agent Hotchner (Thomas Gibson). Thomas Gibson was fired from the show after he allegedlt kicked one of the writers.

Damon Gupton is joining the show as special agent Stephen Walker. If you are watching Empire and/or Bates Motel you will remember Damon Gupton. The announcement was made by CBS on Friday and Gupton will debut in the eight episode this season.

Erica Messer, executive producer and showrunner said  ” Our BAU family is growing. We’re excited to have Damon join the show and work alongside our amazing cast and crew.”

For the uninformed, Gibson initially got suspended for a few episodes but the next day CBS fired him totally. He will be appearing in the first episode and another one but there is no information on how his character will be written out of the show.