Crossing Lines With Donald Sutherland Added To NBC's Summer Lineup

NBC has signed up for a brand new series. The peacock network has picked up the U.S. rights to a crime series called Crossing Lines. The series was created by Bernero Productions and a German company named Tandem Communications, which also produced the miniseries Pillars of the Earth. On NBC, Crossing Lines will run for 10-episodes during the summer of 2013.

As the title sort-of insinuates, Crossing Lines will follow crime investigations that occur across the borders of multiple countries. In the program, a group known as the International Criminal Court will look into criminals operating all across the world. According to Deadline, some big names are involved in the series, including Donald Sutherland, William Fichtner, Italian actress Gabriella Pession, German actor Thomas Wlaschiha, and Marc Lavoine. Since it’s an international series, it makes sense to have actors from different backgrounds on the show, especially since it has also been picked up by a German channel called SAT.1 and an Italian company known as RAI.

Crossing Lines will join NBC’s big program America’s Got Talent in the network’s summer lineup, as well as a brand new scripted series from Deception creator Liz Helden called Camp. NBC is not the only network working to branch out into more scripted programming during the summer. Other channels have some interesting scripted programs coming up in the summer months, including CBS, which has put together an adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome. We’ll let you know when Crossing Lines gets an official premiere date.

Jessica Rawden
Managing Editor

Jessica Rawden is Managing Editor at CinemaBlend. She’s been kicking out news stories since 2007 and joined the full-time staff in 2014. She oversees news content, hiring and training for the site, and her areas of expertise include theme parks, rom-coms, Hallmark (particularly Christmas movie season), reality TV, celebrity interviews and primetime. She loves a good animated movie. Jessica has a Masters in Library Science degree from Indiana University, and used to be found behind a reference desk most definitely not shushing people. She now uses those skills in researching and tracking down information in very different ways.