TEN debuts new US procedural Instinct starring Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) in two week’s time.
Cumming stars as former CIA operative Doctor Dylan Reinhart who is lured back to his old life to help stop a serial killer. His role is being cited as the first gay lead character in an hour-long broadcast drama.
It launched in the US in March to strong ratings.
A gifted author currently working as a university professor, Reinhart is drawn out of retirement when tenacious New York Police Department homicide detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) appeals to him to help catch a murderer using his first book as a tutorial.
Instinct boasts a stellar line-up of guest stars, including Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, The Color Purple) as Dylan’s agent, Sarita Choudhury (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Homeland) as the Mayor of New York City and John Doman (The Wire, Oz) as Dylan’s father, who is also a CIA officer.
Written by Michael Rauch and adapted from James Patterson and Howard Roughan’s 2017 book Murder Games, Instinct also stars Naveen Andrews (Lost, The English Patient) as Julian Cousins and Sharon Leal (Dreamgirls, Supergirl) as Lt. Jasmine Gooden.
Wednesday, 16 May at 8.30pm on TEN.