New FBI drama picks up on cable

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The spin-off to the highly popular ‘Criminal Minds’ examines cases of abductions, hostage taking, extortions, threats and other criminal activities

The spin-off to the highly popular ‘Criminal Minds’ examines cases of abductions, hostage taking, extortions, threats and other criminal activities

AXN’s Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a new FBI drama that piqued the interest of Filipino couch potatoes following its March 17 premiere on cable.

The show looks at the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.

Created by Erica Messar as a spin-off to the highly popular Criminal Minds franchise, the new series examines cases of abductions, hostage taking, extortions, threats and other criminal activities posed by increased cross-border travel, globalization, and technology freedom.

The backdoor pilot was first introduced as an episode on the flagship show where an innocent family of four was abducted while vacationing in Barbados. The new series will continue to travel to Spain, Tokyo, Thailand, Mumbai and Paris investigating crimes that include the religion, culture and politics of the different countries.


Starring Gary Sinise as Unit Chief Jack Garretta a seasoned 20-year veteran of the Bureau, his team includes Clara Seger a smart, well-traveled and multi-lingual cultural anthropologistplayed by Alana De La Garza. Heartthrob Daniel Henney is Matthew Simmons, a former military hero while Tyler James Williams plays the unit’s compassionate, brilliant tech analyst, Russ “Monty” Montgomery. Annie Funkerounds out the group as Mae Jarvis, the team’s fearless and fun medical examiner.

These exceptional agents are dedicated to protecting US citizens and returning them home by profiling and identifying criminals who target them beyond borders.

Criminal Minds Beyond Borders airs every Thursday at 9:45 p.m. within 12 hours of the US telecast.

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