Crossing Lines is a unique, global action/crime series. Set in exciting and exotic locations this series taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to mandate a special crime unit to investigate serialized crimes that cross over borders, hunt down criminals and bring them to justice… a global FBI is born.

It is also a story of redemption and revenge. CARL HICKMAN, a wounded and disgraced New York cop, pulled from the edge by a group of unlikely saviours – LOUIS DANIEL, heading an elite cross border police unit, hunting down the world’s most brutal criminals, but ultimately seeking revenge for his son’s murder.

Housed in an unused storage section underneath the ICC, this mismatched team faces bureaucratic, jurisdictional and cultural obstacles while traversing continents in pursuit of justice.

Through globalization, many borders were opened and barriers to easy trade, travel and cultural diversity removed. All good things. However, opportunity for criminals to exploit the system has become a threat to our global safety. Europe, for example, has become a “safe house”. Criminals elude law enforcers by hiding out in safe countries, or changing trafficking routes from one nation to another when the trails get hot. Action must occur at an international level if this worldwide threat is truly to be beaten. A special kind of law enforcement team is needed, one that can handle specific, ongoing crimes on a global level.

Crossing Lines is the story of one such team, made up of five young, eager cops, headed by Captain Louis Daniel. It’s a story about learning to live and work under the most dangerous, potentially deadly conditions, with people you have almost nothing in common with. The series traverses the world’s most exotic settings filled with suspense, danger and action in the quest for a safer world.

It is about the power of friendship, and belief in one another. It’s about the eternal beauty of youth and how being around it can make even the most tortured soul remember what they used to be and strive to be it again.

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