Variety reports that actor Zach Gilford, possibly best known as Matt Saracen in all five seasons of Friday Night Lights, has signed on to appear prominently in Criminal Minds: Evolution as a recurring guest star. Gilford will reportedly portray Elias Voit, “an operations analyst for a global cybersecurity firm who has a dark side and an obsession with death,” per Variety.
Gilford is also known for his work on NBC’s Good Girls and Netflix’s Midnight Mass. He’ll also be collaborating again with Midnight Mass director Mike Flanagan for the upcoming Netflix Edgar Allan Poe adaptation The Fall of the House of Usher, so he’s certainly no stranger to the macabre.
In certainly welcome news for Criminal Minds fans, virtually everyone who was part of the show’s main cast last season will return for the new series, including Joe Mantegna, AJ Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster.