EXCLUSIVE: Revolution and Lost alumna Elizabeth Mitchell and Goran Visnjic (ER) are set to star in the third season of Tandem Communications’ Europe-set action/crime drama Crossing Lines. The two join Donald Sutherland as series leads and will fill a void left by original Crossing Lines star William Fichtner, who will not be returning for Season 3.
The series has been greenlit for 12 episodes with X-Files veteran Frank Spotnitz, who has a first-look deal with Tandem, joining as executive producer alongside Tandem’s Rola Bauer. Crossing Lines creator/executive producer Ed Bernero departed after the end of Season 2 to be close to his family in California. The series films in Europe with action getting underway next week in Prague.
Crossing Lines revolves around a squad of European law enforcement officers — led in the first two seasons by Carl Hickman (Fitchner) — who battle the explosion of international crime that accompanied the opening of borders by the European Union.
Mitchell and Visnjic will play Carine Strand and Marco Corazza, new members of the elite team of officers investigating cross-border crimes. Additional new series regulars include Stuart Martin (Babylon) and Naomi Battrick (Waterloo Road). Sutherland will reprise his role as Michel Dorn. Also returning for Season 3 are Tom Wlaschiha and Lara Rossi.
Season 3 picks up six months after the conclusion of Season 2. After one of his top prosecutors vanishes, Dorn must reactivate the ICC team as the group struggles to re-establish its battered identity. The third season will have a new emphasis on relevant and contemporary cross-border crime.
Wendy Battles will co-executive produce. Star Wars‘ Rick McCallum is producing for Film United in Prague. Season 3 is produced in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Germany’s SAT.1.
In the U.S., Season 1 of Crossing Lines aired on NBC; Season 2 was carried by Netflix.
Mitchell, repped by Paradigm and Link Entertainment, recently played the Snow Queen on ABC’s Once Upon A Time. Visnjic, repped by WME, Barry Tyerman and Management 360, co-starred on the first season of CBS’ Extant.