Cape Town – Season 3 of the hit show Crossing Lines is back on our screens.
It is a unique, crime series that taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court (ICC), functioning as a European-based FBI - investigating serialised crimes that cross over European borders, hunt down the criminals, and bring them to justice
Tom Wlaschiha best known for his role as Jaqen H'ghar in Game of Thrones, plays Sebastian Berger.
We had a quick Q&A with Tom about his role in the series.
Can you tell us about your character, Sebastian Berger?
Sebastian is originally from Berlin. He was part of the Berlin police and he's the tech specialist of the unit. His job is everything to do with computers, technical gadgets and surveillance. In Season 3, we will take a closer look into Sebastian’s private life. He finds out that he has a son that he didn’t know about and his ex-girlfriend has emigrated to another country. During all this, Sebastian now needs to learn how to be a single parent and look after his son, while juggling his career.
What are Sebastian’s main conflicts in the show?
Sebastian's method of work has not always been perfect. He got into a lot of trouble in the first two seasons when he tried to enter classified information. In Season 3, a new leader is introduced to the team, Carine Strand (played by Elizabeth Mitchell). From the beginning, she makes it clear that she will not tolerate any unnecessary trouble that will jeopardise the work of the team. Right at the beginning of the season, Sebastian gets into some conflicts with Carine and Luke. The conflict is caused by Sebastian hacking both Carine and Luke’s phone. Even though there was no actual reason for this, Carine, Luke and Dorn are unimpressed with Sebastian’s actions.
What’s like to work with Goran Visnjic and Elizabeth Mitchell?
It has been absolutely great. They are both legendary actors. I had worked with Goran a few years ago and they're both great colleagues. It's always nice if you have people on set with no egos and both of them are really amazing in that way.
What was your favorite story line from the show?
For me, the most interesting part this season is going to be (apart from the weekly cases that we have), the private story lines for Sebastian. As mentioned, Sebastian struggles at juggling his private and professional life and he's not very well organized. He always runs into problems.
Crossing Lines, Season 3 airs every Tuesday on Sony Channel (DStv 127) at 20:55.
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