INSTINCT stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behaviour to packed classes of adoring students. But when tenacious top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) appeals to him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial, Dylan is compelled by the case and comes out of retirement.

Helping them is Julian Cousins, Dylan’s invaluable CIA comrade who rivals Dylan in brilliance and wit, and can get top-secret dirt on anyone, anywhere, anytime. Lizzie’s boss, Lt. Jasmine Gooden, is glad to see her best detective finally agree to work with someone on a case, since Lizzie has refused any partner since a tragic event one year ago.

But as Dylan feels reenergized tapping into his old skill set, his husband, Andy, is concerned that Dylan’s breaking their pact about putting away his cloak and dagger for good. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they realize they will make an ideal team if they both trust their instincts. Based on the James Patterson novel.

It’s quite unique in the same it combines dark humour within a drama, and also for its depiction of a gay lead character not having his sexuality at the forefront of his existence. It’s not until midway through the first episode that Dylan catches up with his husband, who works as a bartender, and the meeting in inconsequential to the overall story line. Watch for Whoopi Goldberg in the premiere episode, and as a recurring character as Reinhart’s lector.

Premieres March 18, 2018 at 8 PM EST on the CBS / Global Television Networks.

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Cumming is also staring in After Louie, the debut feature film from Vincent Gagliostro, which takes a look at the generations which grew up on both sides of the AIDS epidemic through the eyes of a romance, and will have a theatrical opening in New York on March 30 simultaneous with video on demand. The film also stars Zachary Booth, David Drake, Wilson Cruz, Justin Vivian Bond, Eric Berryman, Patrick Breen, and Sarita Choudhury.

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