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NBC Acquires “Crossing Lines” For Summer 2013

By on March 20, 2013

NBC has acquired the rights to the one hour action-crime series Crossing Lines it was revealed today.

From Producers Tandem Communications (The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End) and Bernero Productions (Criminal Minds, Third Watch), the series, starring William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood, taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals.

A la ABC’s since-canceled Missing, the series will showcase a number of exotic locations over the initial course of its ten episode run.

“We’re making scripted projects a priority for our summer lineup, and this is a great fit,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment today. “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 Edward Allen Bernero, who will serve as executive producer. “I couldn’t be more pleased to come home to NBC, which recognized the show’s potential.”

Germany’s SAT.1 and Italian public broadcaster RAI have also acquired the series.

Crossing Lines will premiere Summer 2013 on NBC.