Person of Interest is an American crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan and based on a screenplay developed by J.J. Abrams and Nolan revolving around an ex-CIA hitman and a computer scientist who team up to prevent crimes before they happen using a machine developed for the government to detect information leading to acts of terrorism.
The series stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman (joined by Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi in Season 3) in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent, Reese, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire, Finch, to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice.
Reese's special training in covert operations appeals to Finch, a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes.
Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law, using Reese's adept skills and Finch's unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the "person of interest" and stop the crime before it happens.
Reese's actions draw the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter, and Fusco, a cop whom Reese uses to his advantage.
With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything.
Emmy Award winners J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Lost), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Nolan (Memento), David Semel (Heroes) and Greg Plageman (Cold Case) are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.