A unique, global action and crime drama, Crossing Lines taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to mandate a special crime unit functioning as a European-based FBI, to investigate serialised crimes that cross over European borders and to hunt down and bring criminals to justice.
In addition to William Fichtner (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Prison Break), Marc Lavoine (The Good Thief, My Wife is an Actress) and Emmy and Golden Globe(R) winner Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games, The Italian Job), Crossing Lines season one stars Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones, Brideshead Revisited), Gabriella Pession (Wilfred, Jesus) and Richard Flood (Titanic: Blood & Steel, Three Wise Women). Joining the ensemble star-studded cast in season two, are new recurring guest stars, Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas, The Matrix) and Ray Stevenson (Dexter, The Book of Eli). In addition, Lara Rossi (Life of Crime, Murder: Joint Enterprise) joins the cast as a new series regular.
Produced by Tandem Communications (a STUDIOCANAL company), in association with Bernero Productions, Crossing Lines is a co-production with TF1 Production (for TF1 Network), in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks (AXN). Alexandra Finlay, UKTV's Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions and Randall Broman at Tandem Distribution brokered the deal.
Adrian Wills, General Manager for Alibi, said;
Crossing Lines is a smart and fast-paced crime drama peppered with great characters, intrigue and amazing international locations. It is a perfect fit for the channel and I'm confident it will prove compelling for our viewers.
Alexandra Finlay, Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, said;
Crossing Lines, headed by a stellar cast including Donald Sutherland and William Fichtner, is a stand out crime drama that will keep Alibi viewers on their toes and guessing throughout. It's a thriller with an international twist and will perfectly complement Alibi's existing slate of programmes.
Both Seasons One and Two of Crossing Lines will run back to back on Alibi in the summer and join the ever-successful US dramas Castle, Rizzoli & Isles and Murdoch Mysteries, as well as the cream of British crime dramas Death in Paradise, Silent Witness and Inspector George Gently.