Wesley Snipes, from left, Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton arrive at the NBCUniversal Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP) Image Credit: AP

Damon Gupton has joined the cast of Criminal Minds after Thomas Gibson was fired last month.

CBS announced on Friday that Gupton’s character will be introduced in this season’s eighth episode.

Gupton will play a special agent from the behavioural analysis program of the FBI’s counter-intelligence division. The network described the character as a “seasoned profiler who will bring his spy-hunting skill set to the behavioural analysis unit.”

Gupton’s credits include Whiplash, La La Land, Bates Motel and Prime Suspect.

Thomas Gibson was fired from the long-running CBS drama after he was involved with a physical altercation between him and another member of the Criminal Minds company.