May 20, 2005 at 6:47 PM EST - Updated July 27 at 4:40 AM
THE INSIDE, a new drama focusing on the FBI's Los Angeles-based Violent Crimes Unit (VCU), will premiere Wednesday, June 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The series, created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon ("24"), is executive-produced by Minear, Brian Grazer ("24") and David Nevins ("24").
In the series premiere, when one of the VCU's own profilers is brutally murdered by the serial killer they have been tracking, rookie FBI Agent REBECCA LOCKE (Rachel Nichols, "The Amityville Horror") is recruited to join the team, despite her lack of field experience.
Unbeknownst to Rebecca, famed Supervisory Special Agent VIRGIL "WEB" WEBSTER (Peter Coyote, "The 4400") has personally selected her to join his rogue division – not for her impressive profiling skills, but because of a secret she's keeping. Web knows that Rebecca was abducted and held captive as a child, and the traumatic experience has afforded her unique insight into the mindset of both villain and victim.
Working with Rebecca is Special Agent PAUL RYAN (Jay Harrington, "Summerland"), the married conscience of the department. When he, too, learns of Rebecca's secret, he's determined to protect her from Web – a man Paul believes will go to any lengths to solve a crime, including putting his own agents at risk.
Rounding out the team are Special Agent DANNY LOVE (Adam Baldwin, "Firefly"), an imposing ex-Marine, tactical team leader and a bit of a hothead; Special Agent MELODY SIM (Katie Finneran, "Wonderfalls"), a gifted and detail-oriented psychologist whose work environment has made her tense and anxious; and CARTER HOWARD (Nelsan Ellis), the department's savvy computer technician.
The series follows Rebecca and her fellow agents as they move from one challenging, complex case to the next, making personal sacrifices along the way. Who these agents really are, why Web has hired each of them, and the true story of Rebecca's abduction are mysteries that can only be solved on THE INSIDE.