'Breaking Bad's' Anna Gunn to Co-Star in 'Criminal Minds' Spinoff

The two-time Emmy winner will star opposite Gary Sinise.
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Anna Gunn has found her follow-up to Fox's Gracepoint and Breaking Bad.

The two-time Emmy winner has booked the female lead in CBS' Criminal Minds spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The spinoff is currently set as a pilot that will shoot in mid-February and air as a planted episode in the flagship series at a later date. It focuses on the division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad.

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Gary Sinise stars as 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. Gunn will play Ally Lambert, an international law expert and talented linguist. She's smart, capable and an indispensable part of the team that makes sure bad guys worldwide don't slip through the murky waters of international law.

Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios entry alongside Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. The Walking Dead's Tyler James Williams co-stars.

For Gunn, the role marks her latest broadcast gig following Gracepoint, Fox's Broadchurch remake which will not return for a second season.

Repped by ICM Partners and MGMT Entertainment, Gunn won two Emmys for her supporting role as Skyler White on AMC's Breaking Bad.
 

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