About Person of Interest
Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Michael Emerson (Lost) and Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow) team up in this thought-provoking crime action drama from The Dark Knight's Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Alias). Set in New York City, with all of its multifaceted elements of justice (i.e., cops, criminals, corruption), this procedural centers on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes.
Using data siphoned off the United States intelligence agencies' threat matrix deemed irrelevant to national security -- information concerning not terrorism, but violent crimes of a personal nature -- the unpredictable former agent Reese and his enigmatic partner, Finch, identify a "person of interest" and set about solving the mystery of the impending crime that person will be involved in. Tapping into the world's Big Brother-like surveillance network, the shadowy duo knows that something bad is going to happen; it's their mission to discover what that event will be ... and somehow prevent it.
Operating on a parallel track are New York detectives Carter and
the corrupt Fusco, who must enforce the law while still abiding by
it. Running counterpoint to Reese's unconventional yet effective
methods, Carter strives not only to collar criminals, but the
evasive Reese as well. Inspired by the chilling omnipresence of
global surveillance and information tracking, PERSON OF INTEREST
delivers the familiar elements of a crime procedural in a
heightened, unpredictable manner -- as Reese and Finch race to
solve each crime before it occurs.