BORDERS STARS STAY GROUNDED

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS - By Holly Byrnes

THAI­LAND one day, France the next. As work as­sign­ments go, the role of globe-trot­ting crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tor Jack Gar­rett, in new US drama se­ries Crim­i­nal Minds: Be­yond Borders must have read on the page like the per­fect ticket to fly.

In the tra­di­tion of JAG and the NCIS fran­chises be­fore it, Be­yond Borders fol­lows a crack FBI squad, led by Gar­rett, which solves cases in­volv­ing US citizens on in­ter­na­tional soil. But as lead­ing man Gary Sinise dis­cov­ered, his new gig wasn’t the travel ad­ven­ture the show’s ti­tle might sug­gest.

In­stead, thanks to some crafty set de­sign and clever re-imag­in­ing of dif­fer­ent neigh­bour­hoods around Los An­ge­les, the crime-thriller barely crossed a few post­codes, let alone the in­ter­na­tional date lines he thought might be on the cards for the spin-off’s cast and crew.

While drawn to the pro­ce­dural, where “ev­ery episode takes place in a dif­fer­ent en­vi­ron­ment, dif­fer­ent set of rules, dif­fer­ent country, dif­fer­ent cul­tures, all of that”, in re­al­ity, Sinise says, “I get to travel from where I live, to down­town LA”.

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