LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Anna Gunn has joined the cast of a Criminal Minds spinoff.
The 46-year-old actress will star as Ally Lambert, an international law expert with a talent for languages. Gary Sinise was previously announced as Jack Garrett, a 20-year FBI veteran and boss to Ally and other agents.
Criminal Minds showrunner Eric Messer wrote and will co-executive produce the series with Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. The drama will follow the characters as they handle cases abroad, and is scheduled to shoot a pilot in mid-February.
Criminal Minds debuted on CBS in 2005, and is in the midst of a 10th season. The police procedural stars Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore and Mandy Patinkin as FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit agents based in Quantico, Va.
Gunn is known for portraying Skyler White on AMC drama Breaking Bad, and subsequently portrayed Detective Ellie Miller on Fox limited series Gracepoint. She and Sinise will debut as Ally and Jack on episode 19 of Criminal Minds.