If you need more of a Gillian Anderson fix that you're not receiving on Hannibal, then this might be the show for you. It's called Crisis, and it starts on Sunday, March 16th! Crisis Sundays on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET); Series Premiere: March 16 To bring the most powerful people in the world to their knees...threaten what they hold most dear. It's ﬁeld trip day for the students of Ballard High, a school that educates the children of Washington, D.C.'s elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players, even the President's son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis. Now, with some of the country's most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: How far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child's safe return? With so many parents and dignitaries put into play with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, the unthinkable grows from the select families at risk to an entire nation at stake. "Crisis" stars Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files"), Dermot Mulroney ("August: Osage County"), Lance Gross ("House of Payne"), Rachael Taylor ("666 Park Avenue"), James Lafferty ("One Tree Hill"), Max Martini ("Pacific Rim"), Halston Sage ("Neighbors"), Stevie Lynn Jones ("Runaways"), Max Schneider ("How to Rock"), Michael Beach ("Insidious: Chapter 2") and Joshua Erenberg ("Suburgatory"). The series was created by executive producer/writer Rand Ravich ("Life"). Far Shariat ("I Love You Phillip Morris," "Life") and Phillip Noyce ("The Giver," "Salt") also serve as executive producers. Noyce also directed the pilot. "Crisis" is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/crisis/. XXXXXXX CREDITS Day & Time: Sundays on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET) Series Premiere: March 16 Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Rachael Taylor, Lance Gross, James Lafferty, Max Martini, Michael Beach, Stevie Lynn Jones, Halston Sage, Max Schneider, Joshua Erenberg and Gillian Anderson Created By: Rand Ravich Executive Producers: Rand Ravich, Far Shariat, Phillip Noyce Directors: Philip Noyce (pilot), Mark Piznarski, Peter Markle, Fred Keller, Christine Moore Line Producer: J.B. Moranville Co-Executive Producers: Mark Piznarski, Erik Oleson, Dawn DeNoon Co-Producer: Ellen Blum Consulting Producers: Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn Editors: Heather Jo MacDougall, Brandon J. Lott, Jacques Gravett Staff Writers: Michael Sconnenschin, Morenike Balogun, Angela Allen, Sunil Kurivilla Casting Directors: Robert Ulrich, Eric Dawsone, Carol Kritzer (Los Angeles), Claire Simon (Chicago) Production Designer: Paul Peters, Beth Rubino (pilot) Directors of Photography: David Connell, Elliot Davis (pilot) Music Supervisors: Season Kent Make-up Department Head: Karen Lynn Hair Department Head: Tony Mirante Origination: Chicago Produced By: 20th Century Fox Television XXXXXXX BIOGRAPHIES Gillian Anderson Meg Fitch Gillian Anderson stars as Meg Fitch in NBC's new midseason drama "Crisis." Anderson most recently appeared in NBC's "Hannibal" as Bedelia Du Maurier, Hannibal's psychiatrist. She gained worldwide recognition in "The X-Files," garnering awards and critical praise over the show's nine-year run. Other notable credits include "The House of Mirth," "The Last King of Scotland," "Johnny English Reborn" and the acclaimed BBC miniseries' "Bleak House" and "Great Expectations." Her stage credits include "What the Night Is For," "The Sweetest Swing in Baseball" and an Olivier Awards-nominated performance as Nora in "A Doll's House" at the Donmar Warehouse. She will star as Blanche Dubois in the Young Vic's 2014 production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," directed by Benedict Andrews. Her most recent film credits include: Ursula Meier's "Sister," Sandra Nettelbeck's "Mr. Morgan's Last Love," Richie Mehta's "I'll Follow You Down" and Jon Wright's "Our Robot Overlords." Her BBC2 series entitled "The Fall" has been commissioned for a second season. Michael Beach FBI Director Olsen Michael Beach will play FBI Director Olsen in NBC's midseason drama "Crisis." Born and raised in the rough inner-city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he got accepted to the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama. For the past 30 years, Beach has worked with many acclaimed actors, producers and directors on dozens of feature films and hundreds of hours of television. In 2013 Beach appeared in "Broken City," opposite Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe; "Insidious 2," starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne; "Assassins Tale," as a killer for hire who rethinks his career choice; as well as "Things Never Said" and "Scrapper," for which he also executive produced. Other notable films in which Beach has appeared include the "Red Dawn" remake, the "Sparkle" remake, starring the late Whitney Houston; "Hell Ride," starring the late Dennis Hopper; and "First Sunday," starring Ice Cube. He also played opposite Angela Bassett in "Waiting to Exhale." His film resume also includes "Internal Affairs," "Lean on Me," James Cameron's "The Abyss," Robert Altman's "Short Cuts" and Quentin Tarantino's "True Romance." Beach has stayed busy in television over his lengthy career with recurring roles on "ER," "Third Watch," "Sons of Anarchy," "The Game" and "The Client List," as well as guest-starring appearances in "NCIS," "Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy," "Law & Order: SVU" and "The Closer." Beach also starred in the Lifetime movie "Pastor Brown" and Hallmark Channel's "Notes From Dad." XXXXXXX Joshua Erenberg Anton Roth Joshua Erenberg plays Anton Roth in the NBC midseason drama "Crisis." Josh made his film debut at 8 years old in "The Green Hornet" as a young Seth Rogen, opposite Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Wilkinson. His numerous television credits include "Children's Hospital," guest-starring roles on "Franklin & Bash" and Nickelodeon's "Deadtime Stories," and most recently the recurring character AJ on the ABC comedy "Suburgatory." Josh worked with Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi and James Gandolfini in the 2013 feature film "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." In addition to acting, Josh has a passion for writing and in his free time he regularly volunteers for both the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Alliance for Lupus Research. He loves to play sports, including basketball and volleyball, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Josh was born and raised in Los Angeles. Lance Gross Marcus Finley Lance Gross plays Marcus Finley in NBC's midseason drama "Crisis." Gross recently starred in the Tyler Perry film "Temptation," opposite Jurnee Smollett, Brandy Norwood, and Vanessa Williams. He also appeared in the remake of Lifetime TV's "Steel Magnolias," opposite Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, and Jill Scott. He has also starred alongside America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia in Fox Searchlight's "Our Family Wedding" and guest-starred on USA Network's "Royal Pains." In 2012 Gross produced and starred in the independent feature "The Last Fall," written and directed by Matthew A. Cherry. In the film, Gross portrays an NFL player who finds himself unemployed and struggling to reconnect with his family and high school sweetheart. The film premiered at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival. Gross is the first actor to win four NAACP Image Awards for supporting actor in a comedy Series for his role on Tyler Perry's "House of Payne." Stevie Lynn Jones Beth Ann Gibson Stevie Lynn Jones stars as Beth Ann Gibson in the NBC midseason drama "Crisis." Jones began working as an actress in commercials when she was 12 years old. She has booked a series of projects, including the Fox pilot "Rogue" and worked with producer-director Brett Ratner. Most recently Jones can be seen as Anne, a shy and quiet wallflower at the center of a dark drama, in the web series "Runaways" on the YouTube channel Awesomeness TV. Jones was born in Los Angeles and has always lived in Hollywood with her parents, who also work in the entertainment industry. As she explored her love of acting, she discovered her talent behind the camera as well. Working in the assistant director departments and in key production assistant positions, as well as executive assistant duties on film, television, animation and commercial projects, she has learned the ins and outs of the production process. Jones is a former competition springboard and platform diver and maintains a strong physical training focus, including dance, swimming, martial arts and cross-training. XXXXXXX James Lafferty Mr. Nash James Lafferty plays Mr. Nash in the NBC midseason drama "Crisis." Previously, Lafferty starred in the CW hit show "One Tree Hill" for nine seasons. In addition, Lafferty directed several episodes of the series and continues to develop projects as both writer and director. Collaborations include director Joel David Moore as an executive producer on the short "Hours Before." Lafferty's recent film projects include the indie "Lost on Purpose," with Jane Kaczmarek, and the western feature "The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy," opposite Summer Glau. James will next be seen in theaters in the Mike Flanagan-directed film "Oculus." Max Martini Koz Max Martini co-stars in NBC's new midseason drama "Crisis." Martini's latest starring role is in the trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey," which is currently in production. Martini recently acted alongside Tom Hanks in Paul Greengrass' Academy Award-nominated film "Captain Phillips." In 2013, he starred in Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim." This coming April, Martini appears in David Ayer's "Sabotage," with Mireille Enos and Sam Worthington. Additionally, Martini gained recognition for his work in both David Mamet's feature "Redbelt" and CBS series "The Unit." He also appeared in Luc Besson's "Colombiana," John Dahl's "The Great Raid" and Robert Zemeckis' film "Contact." Dermot Mulroney Francis Gibson Dermot Mulroney stars as Francis Gibson in NBC's new midseason drama "Crisis." Mulroney also currently co-stars in the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, "August: Osage County," opposite Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, and directed by John Wells. He plays Steve Heidebrecht, who is the less-than-perfect man engaged to Karen Weston (Juliette Lewis). Mulroney recently starred in "Jobs," opposite Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman, as well as in Chan Wook Park's "Stoker" and Calvin Lee Reeder's psychedelic western, "The Rambler." All three films premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Throughout his career, Mulroney has starred in more than 65 films, working with the industry's top filmmakers and talent. His film credits include Joe Carnahan's "The Grey," with Liam Neeson; Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," with Leonardo DiCaprio; Marc Abraham's "Flash of Genius," with Greg Kinnear; Garry Marshall's "Georgia Rule," with Jane Fonda; David Fincher's "Zodiac," with Jake Gyllenhaal; "The Family Stone," with Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Claire Danes; Gary David Goldberg's "Must Love Dogs," with Diane Lane and John Cusack; Alexander Payne's "About Schmidt," with Jack Nicholson; P.J. Hogan's "My Best Friend's Wedding," with Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz; Robert Altman's "Kansas City," with Jennifer Jason Leigh; "Young Guns," with Kiefer Sutherland; and Blake Edward's "Sunset," with James Garner and Bruce Willis. On television, Mulroney recently guest-starred in the second season of HBO's "Enlightened," opposite Laura Dern, and as Zooey Deschanel's love interest on Fox's "New Girl." Mulroney is a classically trained cellist who has played with the scoring orchestras for Academy Award-winning composers such as James Newton Howard and Michael Giacchino. A graduate of Northwestern University, Mulroney resides in Los Angeles. XXXXXXX Halston Sage Amber Fitch Halston Sage stars as Amber Fitch on NBC's new midseason drama "Crisis." Sage was most recently seen in theaters alongside Adam Sandler and an all-star cast in this year's ensemble hit "Grown Ups 2." Up next, Sage will be seen in "Neighbors," alongside Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne for director Nicholas Stoller. Earlier this year, Sage spent time in Canada where she starred in Greg Francis' indie "Poker Night," alongside Ron Perlman and Titus Welliver. Last year, Sage worked with Oscar winner Sofia Coppola in "The Bling Ring." Sage was previously seen in the Jonathan Kasdan-directed indie "The First Time," opposite Britt Robertson, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Sage first broke out starring as Grace King in the Nickelodeon series "How to Rock." Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sage discovered her passion for acting at a young age. In addition to her acting credits, Sage is an award-winning equestrian and possesses a great love for writing. Max Schneider Ian Martinez Max Schneider co-stars as Ian Martinez in NBC's midseason drama "Crisis." Schneider is best known for his role on Nickelodeon's "How to Rock (2012)," playing the popular character of Zander Robbins. Schneider can be seen in a supporting role in the 2014 indie feature "Love & Mercy" about the life of reclusive musician Brian Wilson from the iconic 1960s surfing band the Beach Boys. He'll play Van Dyke Parks, best known for his lyrical contributions to band’s "Smile" project. Schneider began his professional career in the Broadway musical "13" and soon booked jobs on "Law & Order: SVU" and "One Life to Live." In 2010 he attended the Young Arts Program in Miami and specialized in musical theater. An accomplished singer-songwriter as well, Schneider co-starred in the Nickelodeon TV musical "Rags" and has written songs for several artists. During the summer of 2012, Max was invited to open for Victoria Justice on her "Making It in America" tour. The two teamed on "Bruno Mars Medley," which became a YouTube hit. Last year Schneider released his latest single, "Nothing Without Love," from his upcoming album of the same name, set to debut in 2014. Rachael Taylor Agent Susie Dunn Rachael Taylor plays Agent Susie Dunn in the NBC midseason drama "Crisis." Taylor's appearance in the 2007 global hit "Transformers," produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Michael Bay, brought her international attention. She then starred in the lead role in the psychological thriller "Shutter," which earned over $50 million in U.S. box office. For her role in 2008's "Bottle Shock," which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, Taylor was honored by as one of the "7 Fresh Faces in Film." Taylor returned to her native Australia to star in "Cedar Boys" and then shot the feature "Summer Coda," which was the first film to sell out at the 2010 Melbourne Intl. Film Festival and was released later that year. In 2011, Taylor co-starred in "Red Dog," which became Australia's eighth largest box office hit in Australia and the biggest-selling Australian DVD of all time. The film dominated the 2011 Inside Film Awards, having been nominated in nine categories and winning seven, including the best feature film award. Other films in which Taylor has co-starred include "Darkest Hour," with Emile Hirsch, and the romantic comedy "Any Questions for Ben." On the TV side, Taylor had roles in both "Charlie's Angels" and "666 Park Avenue." Taylor is also the face of Bonds Australia, a major clothing retailer. XXXXXXX Rand Ravich Executive Producer/Writer Rand Ravich serves as executive producer/writer of the new NBC drama series "Crisis," which he also created. Ravich's versatile career has spanned all facets of the entertainment industry. He wrote the feature film "The Maker" and wrote and directed the 1999 science fiction thriller "The Astronaut's Wife," starring Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron. With producing partner Far Shariat, Ravich executive produced the George Clooney-directed feature film "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" as well as a number of pilots, including "Life" for NBC. Ravich grew up in New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles after attending Haverford College. After grad school at UCLA, he moved to New York City for a brief time only to return to Los Angeles to work in television. Far Shariat Executive Producer Far Shariat serves as executive producer on NBC's midseason drama "Crisis." Shariat was born in Los Angeles but spent much of his formative years in Southeast Asia (primarily Malaysia). He returned to Los Angeles in the mid-'90s to attend UCLA. While in school Shariat obtained an internship that set the course for his career in entertainment. His professional experience began first as an intern and then a creative executive at Mad Chance, the Warner Bros.-based production company headed by Andrew Lazar. During his time at Mad Chance, Shariat oversaw the development and production of numerous films, including "Cats & Dogs," written by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra; "The Astronaut's Wife," written by Rand Ravich; and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," written by Charlie Kaufman. A signature characteristic of these films was that all were helmed by first-time directors. His work as a writer-focused producer in film gave Shariat the opportunity to begin producing pilots for the writer-driven medium of television. With Ravich, his collaborator from the feature world, Shariat sold nearly a dozen pilot pitches before having a breakthrough in 2007 with the series "Life." During this time he also produced the independently financed "I Love You Phillip Morris," written and directed by Requa and Ficarra. After producing and writing two seasons of the crime drama "Life" at NBC, Shariat and Ravich set up a handful of other projects before returning to NBC with "Crisis." Spoiler: 3/16/14 episode Crisis "PILOT" 03/16/2014 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Sunday) SERIES PREMIERE -- A NATIONAL INCIDENT BRINGS THE COUNTRY'S ELITE TO THEIR KNEES -- It's field trip day for the students of Ballard High, a school that educates the children of Washington, D.C.'s elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players, even the President's son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis. Now, with some of the country's most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: How far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child's safe return? Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, Rachael Taylor, Lance Gross, James Lafferty, Michael Beach, Max Schneider, Halston Sage, Stevie Lynn Jones, Joshua Erenberg and Max Martini star. Mark Valley guest stars.