NBC debuted “Crossing Lines” on Sunday (June 23), a French-Czech television series developed by Ed Bernero, the creator of “Third Watch.” It stars William Fichtner as Carl Hickman, a former NYPD detective addicted to morphine after being injured on the job.
Hickman is brought onto a team of international crime solvers by the International Criminal Court, designed to work on cases that traverse countries’ borders and therefore are often forgotten or not investigated thoroughly because of the many jurisdictions.
In the premiere episode, the team tracks a serial killer who kidnaps women in one country and kills them in another. After he takes one of the ICC team members, they scramble to get her back before the killer takes her out as well.
But in a twist, Anne-Marie is safe and Sienna is the one struck by the killer in his escape, dying just after she made a date with Tommy McConnel.
We have to say — we liked the first episode. The team is a colorful group, plus Fichtner is a wonderful leading man. The show also has a feeling of more of a cable show than a network show, so hopefully NBC will keep carrying it because we want to see more.
What did you think of the premiere?