Peacock Acquires Drama Series Deadline
NBC has picked up a one-hour drama series for a 10-episode season. Deadline.com reports that the network acquired U.S. rights to “Crossing Lines” for a summer run. The show comes from German producer Tandem Communications and Ed Bernero’s Bernero Productions.
“Created, developed and executive produced by former ‘Criminal Minds’ showrunner Bernero and Tandem President Rola Bauer, ‘Crossing Lines’ taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals,” the piece reports. “It stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood.”
Said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt: “We’re making scripted projects a priority for our summer lineup, and this is a great fit.”
The report adds: “The series is a co-production with TF1 Production/TF1 Network and commissioned by Sony Pictures TV Networks. It also has been acquired by Germany’s SAT.1 and Italian public broadcaster RAI.”
NBC has also ordered the dramedy “Camp” for summer, the piece notes.