The proposed spin-off will air as an episode of the mothership series, filming in mid-February, which was written by Criminal Minds executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer.
Like Criminal Minds, which centers on the FBI's Analysis Unit, the spin-off focuses on a division of the FBI. It follows FBI agents helping American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad. Sinise will play their boss, Jack Garrett, a 20-year veteran of the Bureau, who is currently in charge of the FBI's top team for handling cases involving Americans abroad.
Messer executive produces with Criminal Minds executive producer Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper of the Mark Gordon Co. Just like the original series, the spin-off...
To Read More: Deadline.com
MESSAGE FROM GARY SINISE
"As we wrapped shooting for CSI NY two years ago and I've been blessed to be able to take this time to work with my foundation, I'm excited, grateful and looking forward to working with Mark Gordon and Erica Messer on the new Criminal Minds spin off and to shooting the pilot next month with pal Joe Mantegna and the cast of Criminal Minds mother ship."
Source: Gary Sinise