Anna Gunn of 'Breaking Bad' Scores Female Lead in 'Criminal Minds' Spinoff Alongside Gary Sinise

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Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad has scored the female lead in a Criminal Minds spinoff alongside Gary Sinise.

The series' storyline will kick off during a future of episode of CBS' Criminal Minds, which reportedly will be filmed in mid-February.

The new crew of FBI psychological profilers are part of a division of the bureau that helps American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad.

Anna Gunn, who won two Emmy Awards for her role as Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) wife, Skyler, on Breaking Bad, is slated to play the role of linguistically-savvy Ally Lambert, an international lawyer who works for 20-year-veteran and team leader Jack Garrett, played by Gary Sinise.

Erica Messer, the brains behind Criminal Minds, is writing the script and executive-producing with Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper.

The new project is produced by ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.

Following the end of Breaking Bad, Anna Gunn most recently starred with David Tennant in Fox's Gracepoint, an adaptation of the British series Broadchurch.

Pam Wright