Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad fame is set to join former CSI: New York star Gary Sinise in a new Criminal Minds spinoff. The new show will focus on American citizens abroad, and like Criminal Minds, will feature a team of FBI psychological profilers.
Known for her role on Breaking Bad as Walter White’s (played by Bryan Cranston) wife, Anna Gunn will play international lawyer Ally Lambert alongside Gary Sinise’s Jack Garrett, the profiling team’s leader and FBI 20-year veteran.
The storyline for the spinoff will begin during an episode of Criminal Minds, set to film some time next month.
Erica Messer, the showrunner for Criminal Minds, is writing the script for the spinoff. She is also executive-producing with Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. The project, which is still in its development phase, will be produced by ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.
Anna Gunn To Co-Star In ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff With Gary Sinise http://t.co/Uv8p64aSAK
— Variety (@Variety) January 30, 2015
Walking Dead star Tyler James Williams has reportedly also signed on for the spinoff.
CRIMINAL MINDS Spinoff Pilot Adds WALKING DEAD Actor http://t.co/Z8jDr3BwsT
— TVLine.com (@TVLine) January 28, 2015
In addition to Breaking Bad, for which she won two Emmy Awards, Anna Gunn has appeared in The Mindy Project and Gracepoint.
Are you a Criminal Minds fan? Did you watch Anna Gunn on Breaking Bad? Will you be checking her out–along with Gary Sinise–is this new, as yet unnamed spinoff?