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Instinct: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Instinct is ultimately an underwhelming police procedural, despite having Alan Cumming in its arsenal.


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Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) has settled into a life of retirement from the CIA and spends his days writing books, teaching at university, and being husband to lawyer/bar-owner Andrew Wilson (Daniel Ings). However, things become more hectic for Reinhart when NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) seeks his help in a case – which involves a serial killer using Reinhart's book as their playbook for murder. The cast for the first season of "Instinct" includes Naveen Andrews as Julian Cousins, Sharon Leal as Lt. Jasmine Gooden, Michael B. Silver as Sgt. Kanter Harris, Danny Mastrogiorgio as Det. Anthony Fucci, and Whoopi Goldberg as Joan Ross.


Alan Cumming
as Dylan Reinhart
Sharon Leal
as Lt. Jasmine Gooden
Daniel Mastrogiorgio
as Det. Anthony Fucci
Michael B. Silver
as Det. Harris
Whoopi Goldberg
as Joan Ross
Stephen Rider
as Zack Clark
John Mainieri
as House Mouse
Alejandro Hernández
as Det. Rafael Sosa
Sarita Choudhury
as Mayor Myers
Andrew Polk
as Doug the Medical Examiner
Tom Day
as Squad Leader Wyatt
Stephen Sable
as David Wu
Lesli Margherita
as Maria Fucci
Mark Evans
as Det. Tom
Kate Arrington
as Abby Wright
Judith Ivey
as Social Worker Sheila
Ashley Williams
as Nora Cecchino
Michael B. Harris
as Det. Harris
Peter Hermann
as Russell Wright
Brian Avers
as Charlie
Bill Heck
as Roman Cecchino
Emma Kikue
as Charlotte
Elliott Fullam
as Young Dylan
Sean Dugan
as Dr. Beams
Rayna Starr
as Hostess
Joe Holt
as Derek
Dakin Matthews
as Judge Brooks
Bianca D'Aprile
as Female Teen
Christopher Shyer
as Robert Trevor
Matt Wood
as Justin
Anthony Fazio
as Pizza Guy
Max Gordon Moore
as Solly Smigel
Terrence Mann
as John Whitehead
Marcus Ho
as Elliot the Clerk
J.C. MacKenzie
as Frank Fallon
Sutton Foster
as Celia Baxter
Brian Hutchison
as Dr. Walters
Leslie Margherita
as Monica Fucci
Julia Schlaepfer
as Brie Fallon
Daryl Paris Bright
as Efficient Nurse
Arash Mokhtar
as Hassan Rajami
Casey Cott
as Dino Moretti
Alma Cuervo
as Marisol
April Ortiz
as Veterinarian
James Saito
as Akiro Sato
Abdel Gonzalez
as Delivery Man
Eston Fung
as Restaurant Waiter
John Behlmann
as Brett Miller
Jackson Pace
as Male Teen
David Aron Damane
as Conductor Johnson
Vincenzo Amato
as Mr. Moretti
David Harris
as Building Super
Michael Genet
as Geoff Marston
Stacey Yen
as Celine
Reg Rogers
as Mosher
Isaach De Bankolé
as Ben Richfield
Roderick Hill
as Bobby Concannon
Keith Pillow
as Det. Marks
John Herrera
as Reverend
Rachel Christopher
as E.R. Resident
Richard H. Blake
as Dylan's Dad
Gary Perez
as Claude
Gabriel Ebert
as Richard Brophy
Matt Walton
as Dr. Damian Grant
Amy V. Morse
as Barbara
Maceo Oliver
as Security Officer
Gene Gillette
as Motorcycle Man
Charlie Semine
as Steve Rizzo
Nedra McClyde
as Dr. Chandler
Laura Sohn
as Millenial
Rey Lucas
as Hector
Kimberly S. Fairbanks
as Cornell Cutler
Thom Sesma
as Mr. Jorry
Lynne Winstersteller
as Sondra Conrad
Michael Kostroff
as John Raymond
Deborah S. Craig
as Mrs. Jorry
Dena Tyler
as Nurse Albany
Ito Aghayere
as Tammy Sarkeysian
Zoë Sophia Garcia
as Woman at AA Meeting
Shay Vawn
as Grace
Rodney Richardson
as Tom "Tomahawk" Sarkeysian
Steve Cirbus
as Nelson Grimes
Zainab Jah
as Rebreau
Prema Cruz
as Hotel Manager
Stephanie Leone
as Renata Pendell
Bill Cwikowski
as Shopkeeper
Jeb Brown
as Daniel
Paco Lozano
as Radiology Tech
Lev Gordon
as Uri Marshak
Veladya Chapman
as Student 1
Sawyer Nunes
as Young John Raymond
Ben Livingston
as Chuck Conrad
Samuel Gomez
as Rodrigo
Kevin Porter Young
as Fire Inspector
Kristin Villanueva
as Woman at Apartment
José Gamo
as Student 2
Guiesseppe Jones
as Court Officer
April Mathis
as Vanessa
Karl Iglesias
as Henchman #2
Philp Hoffman
as Professor
Justine Rappaport
as Driving Student
Kenya Brome
as Reporter
Lucca De Oliveira
as Fucci's Nephew
David Carranza
as Medical Investigator
Lauri Landry
as Dr. Eldridge
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Critic Reviews for Instinct: Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (13)

Cumming's talents are ill-used...

March 16, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

By-the-numbers procedural with a pair of appealing leads. Otherwise, by-the-book bland.

March 16, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The setup isn't groundbreaking, but Cumming's character, who has a husband, Andy (Daniel Ings), who'd rather he stuck to academia, is, if only for the matter-of-factness of that one biographical detail.

March 16, 2018 | Full Review…

With mischievous charm, Cumming freshens a premise familiar from "The Mentalist," "Castle" and "Elementary."

March 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Instinct isn't always very good, but that's what makes it special. [Full Review in Spanish]

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

If predictable drama is your choice, this is adequate Monday night fodder.

June 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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