The highly anticipated new global crime-drama “Crossing Lines” from producers Tandem Communications, a Studio Canal company (“The Pillars of the Earth”, “World Without End”), and Bernero Productions (“Criminal Minds”, “Third Watch”), is available to stream exclusively in the UK on LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, from today.
UK TV fans can now experience the action-packed show – which premièred 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.
“Crossing Lines” is the third TV show to premiere in the UK on LOVEFiLM rather than traditional broadcasters. Previous shows include the critically acclaimed Norse hit “VIKINGS” and BBC America’s highest rated drama series ever, “Copper”.
Simon Morris, Chief Marketing Officer at LOVEFiLM, said: “We’re really excited to bring such an innovative show to audiences in the UK. We love the authenticity and international aspect of “Crossing Lines” and following its positive reception in the States, Germany, Italy and France we think it will be a great fit with our members.”
“LOVEFiLM is an ideal platform to launch Crossing Lines in the UK market,” says Tandem Communications VP Sales Randall Broman. “Their subscribers are savvy and discerning consumers of quality television series and we are proud to break new ground with a first window SVoD launch, exclusively on LOVEFiLM and in one of the most important territories worldwide.”
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