Forest Whitaker stars in this “Criminal Minds” spinoff as Special Agent Sam Cooper, a fierce leader who is not afraid to risk his career in order to stand by his convictions and bring dangerous criminals to justice. Cooper tries to avoid political bureaucracy by handpicking an eclectic group of profilers to work outside the confines of Quantico. Former British soldier Mick Rawson is a highly skilled marksman with an undiluted eye for rooting out evil. Former convict John “Prophet” Sims has a calm, Zen-like presence and wants to make amends for past sins. Rounding out the team is Gina LaSalle, an attractive agent armed with a cunning sense of perception.