NBC has closed a deal to acquire the US broadcast rights to Crossing Lines from Tandem Communications and Bernero Productions. The 10 episode series is set to premiere on the network this Summer, just as the network’s dramedy series Camp will also be airing.
Created and developed by Edward Allen Bernero and Rola Bauer, Crossing Lines is set in exotic locations and taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals. The drama series is a co-prudcton with TF1 Productions and stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood.
“We’re making scripted projects a priority for our summer lineup, and this is a great fit,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment. “The special unit of Crossing Lines brings global criminals to justice with the help of the International Criminal Court. We have every reason to believe that our viewers will enjoy these compelling and well-told stories.”
“Fans of procedural crime shows will feel very much at home with Crossing Lines and adopt its team of characters as their new family,” said Bernero, who previously was an executive producer on NBC’s long-running drama Third Watch. “I couldn’t be more pleased to come home to NBC, which recognized the show’s potential.”