It’s a one-hour crime drama that’s billed as an international police procedural.
And Crossing Lines will premiere in the US this summer after being acquired by US broadcast network NBC.
The 10-part series is based around the charter of the International Criminal Court that allows an elite police force to investigate cross-border crimes and hunt down global criminals.
Crossing Lines is produced by Tandem Communications and coproduced by France’s TF1 Productions and broadcaster TF1. It was commissioned by Sony Pictures Television Networks.
It was created and developed by Edward Allen Bernero (Criminal Minds) and Tandem president Rola Bauer, who both executive produce.
The series is part of NBC’s attempt to push more original scripted series into its summer schedule, traditionally a period for non-scripted and reality shows. It previously ordered new comedy drama Camp for this summer.
Tandem is best known for miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, Labyrinth and World Without End, and Crossing Lines marks its first foray into one-hour drama series.
Crossing Lines has previously been acquired by Germany’s Sat.1 and Italian public broadcaster Rai.