The second season of Crossing Lines will receive its global premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video UK this August, TVWise has learned.
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 produced by Bernero Productions and stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly, Richard Flood and Lara Rossi.
The UK arm of the streaming service will debut all 12 episodes of the show’s second season on Friday August 15th, ahead of any other international broadcaster – including France’s TF1. Amazon UK (then Lovefilm) acquired the Donald Sutherland fronted drama back in October 2013, shortly after Sony Pictures Television and TF1 picked up season two. It launched on the service that same month and “became a firm favourite with viewers”.
“Crossing Lines is a bold and engaging series from some of the most well known and respected names in entertainment”, said Chris Bird, Director of Amazon Instant Video Film & TV Strategy. “We’re as excited as the show’s huge fan base that season two is close on the horizon, not least because Amazon Prime Instant Video will be hosting the world premiere of season two. As always, delivering content of the highest quality for our customers is our absolute focus and we’re proud to showcase such talent on the Amazon Prime Instant Video service.”
In addition to being a key title for Amazon in the UK, Tandem Communications has sold Crossing Lines to more than 180 territories including the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey, India, Iceland, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, and Japan. In the US, the series aired on NBC for its first season, however, the network has stated that they will not air season two. It is presently unclear if Netflix, who hold streaming rights to the series state-side, will pick up the new season.
“Following the phenomenal success of Crossing Lines season one, which launched exclusively on Amazon’s LOVEFiLM service last year and quickly became a firm favourite with viewers, it seemed only fitting that Amazon Prime Instant Video should host the global premiere of season two,” added Randall Broman, Vice President of Sales at Tandem Communications.