Rachael Taylor, Gillian Anderson

NBC's midseason drama Crisis isn't necessarily a political thriller — but it does throw Washington's elite into a hostage situation.

The series stars Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney as parents whose children's school bus is taken hostage during a school field trip. The rub? All the kids on the bus are the children of D.C. power players, including the president himself, who find themselves drawn into a negotiation with their children's lives at stake.

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"This is not just a case. It's personal," Rachael Taylor, who co-stars as the FBI agent in charge of the case, says in a sneak peek below.

The drama, which premieres March 16, contains enough twists and turns to make viewers' heads spin, but check out the exclusive teaser  below to meet some of the heroes of Crisis.

Crisis premieres Sunday, March 16 at 10/9c on NBC.