About the Show

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 and 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.

Cast Bios

Dermot Mulroney
Lance Gross
Rachael Taylor
Stevie Lynn Jones
Halston Sage
Joshua Erenberg
Max Schneider
James Lafferty
Michael Beach


Produced By

20th Century Fox Television

Executive Producer

Rand Ravich, Far Shariat, Phillip Noyce

Created By

Rand Ravich


Philip Noyce (pilot), Mark Piznarski, Peter Markle, Christine Moore, Fred Keller

Line Producer

J.B. Moranville

Co-Executive Producer

Mark Piznarski, Erik Oleson, Dawn DeNoon


Ellen Blum

Consulting Producer

Sam Ernst, Jim Dunn


Heather Jo MacDougall, Brandon J. Lott, Jacques Gravett

Staff Writer

Michael Sconnenschein, Morenike Balogun, Angela Allen, Sunil Kuruvilla

Casting Director

Robert Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer (Los Angeles), Claire Simon (Chicago)

Production Designer

Paul Peters, Beth Rubino (pilot)

Director of Photography

David Connell, Elliot Davis (pilot)

Music Supervisor

Season Kent

Makeup Department Head

Karen Lynn

Hair Department Head

Tony Mirante


Chicago, Illinois