LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, and Tandem Communications (a Studiocanal company) have announced that the highly-anticipated, new global crime-drama, “Crossing Lines”, from producers Tandem Communications (“The Pillars of the Earth”, “World Without End”) and Bernero Productions (“Criminal Minds”, “Third Watch”), will be available to stream exclusively on LOVEFiLM in the UK from October 25th 2013.
UK TV fans will be able to experience the action-packed show – which premiered in prime time on NBC in the US in June – for the first time with the entire hit series available to watch instantly on LOVEFILM. The second season of “Crossing Lines”, which recently began production, has also been picked-up for exclusive availability on LOVEFiLM at a future date to be announced.
Starring William Fichtner (“Prison Break”, “The Lone Ranger”), Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland (“The Hunger Games”, “The Italian Job”), Marc Lavoine (“The Good Thief”, “My Wife is an Actress”), Tom Wlaschiha (“Game of Thrones”, “Brideshead Revisited”), Gabriella Pession (“Wilfred”, “Jesus”) and Richard Flood (“Titanic: Blood & Steel”, “Three Wise Women”), “Crossing Lines” taps into – and extends – the real life mandate of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialised cross-border crimes and hunt down global criminals. 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”). Lara Rossi (“Life of Crime”, “Murder: Joint Enterprise”), introduced at the end of season one, joins the cast as series regular.
“Crossing Lines” was created by critically acclaimed producer Edward Allen Bernero, whose previous work includes the Emmy Award®-winning “Third Watch” and Emmy Award-nominated “Criminal Minds”. Bernero and Tandem President Rola Bauer serve as executive producers.
Chris Bird, Director of Content Strategy at LOVEFiLM:“Today is another milestone moment in LOVEFiLM’s history as we take our next step into bringing new and previously unseen premium TV series to UK audiences. Knowing how much our members enjoy “Criminal Minds”, we are incredibly excited to become the exclusive home of “Crossing Lines” in the UK, and we think our TV fans are going to be completely captivated by this European police drama.”
Randall Broman, Vice President Sales at Tandem Communications: “We are thrilled to see “Crossing Lines” find its home in the UK exclusively on LOVEFiLM. People everywhere are looking for great entertainment. Together with LOVEFiLM we are breaking new ground for audiences who are using the Internet more often than ever to find their fill of quality film or TV, so partnering with LOVEFiLM – who have proven over the years to be innovators and pioneers in bringing first-class content on an alternative platform to British viewers – was an easy decision for us.”
“Crossing Lines” is the third TV show that will have its first run in the UK on LOVEFiLM rather than the traditional broadcasters. Previous shows include the critically acclaimed Norse hit “VIKINGS” and BBC America’s highest rated drama series ever, “Copper”.