Leverage: Redemption

Leverage: Redemption[1] is an American action crime drama streaming television revival of Leverage. The first eight episodes premiered on IMDb TV on July 9, 2021, with an additional eight episodes to release on October 8, 2021.[2][3]

Leverage: Redemption
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Genre
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
  • Dean Devlin
  • Marc Roskin
  • Rachel Olschan-Wilson
  • Kate Rorick
Production companies
DistributorIMDb TV
Release
Original networkIMDb TV
Original releaseJuly 9, 2021 (2021-07-09) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byLeverage (2008–2012)
External links
Leverage: Redemption at IMDb TV

PremiseEdit

Reformed criminal vigilantes put their unique superhero-like skills to good use by helping ordinary people fight back against corporate and governmental injustices.

CastEdit

MainEdit

Special guest starEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.Title [4]Directed by [4]Written by [5]Original release date [6]
Part 1
1"The Too Many Rembrandts Job"Dean DevlinTeleplay by : John Rogers & Chris Downey
Story by : Dean Devlin and John Rogers & Chris Downey
July 9, 2021 (2021-07-09)

When the team comes together on the anniversary of Nate's death to help Sophie, they intercept guilt-ridden corporate fixer Harry and decide to help him take down an evil billionaire making money on the back of an opioid crisis.

Special guest star: Aldis Hodge
2"The Panamanian Monkeys Job"Dean DevlinJohn Rogers & Chris Dowcorporate and governmental injusticesneyJuly 9, 2021 (2021-07-09)

With a new team member on board plus the arrival of Hardison’s genius foster sister, the team heads to Panama to pull an elaborate heist before an evil billionaire can get his money and flee to a non-extradition country.

Special guest star: Aldis Hodge
3"The Rollin' on the River Job"Marc RoskinJill WeinbergerJuly 9, 2021 (2021-07-09)
The Leverage team takes on a greedy riverboat casino owner (and, incidentally, the Russian Mafia), before he can bulldoze the homes of longtime New Orleans natives for his planned expansion.
4"The Tower Job"Noah WyleMarque Franklin-Williams & John TimothyJuly 9, 2021 (2021-07-09)
One member of the team seeks redemption and justice by convincing Leverage to con a developer out of an entire luxury apartment building.
5"The Paranormal Hacktivity Job"Marc RoskinChris Downey & Jill WeinbergerJuly 9, 2021 (2021-07-09)
When a woman believes she is being haunted and runs from her home in terror, Sophie leads Breanna and Parker through a con to convince the two real estate scammers responsible to target Leverage HQ.
6"The Card Game Job"Francis Dela TorreTeagan Wall & Matt OkumuraJuly 9, 2021 (2021-07-09)
The Leverage team dives into the world of a high fantasy collectible card game with a devoted following to take down a pharmaceutical bad boy who is price-gouging drugs to fund his own house of cards.
7"The Double-Edged Sword Job"Jonathan FrakesMarque Franklin-WilliamsJuly 9, 2021 (2021-07-09)
The team takes on a brilliant software developer who is selling a groundbreaking facial recognition system that threatens everyone’s privacy except his own.
8"The Mastermind Job"Dean DevlinJosh SchaerJuly 9, 2021 (2021-07-09)
Sophie must keep her feelings in check when she discovers that someone has written a memoir of the team, casting himself as Nate – which leads an exiled criminal to kidnap Harry and “Fake Nate,” forcing the Leverage team to pull a heist.

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On April 22, 2020, IMDb announced that a 13-episode revival of the series had been ordered to be broadcast on its streaming service, IMDb TV. Dean Devlin, who served as executive producer on the original series, returned as executive producer for the revival alongside original series creators John Rogers and Chris Downey, who served as consulting producers and writers.[5][7] Marc Roskin, Rachel Olschan-Wilson, and Kate Rorick are executive producers. Noah Wyle is expected to direct two episodes of the series and Beth Riesgraf will also direct one.[8] Filming began August 10, 2020 in New Orleans and had wrapped as of March 2021.[9][10] On April 5, 2021, Bellman tweeted that 16 episodes had been produced, up from the original 13.[11]

CastingEdit

On April 22, 2020, IMDb announced that four of the original cast members would be returning with Beth Riesgraf, Gina Bellman, and Christian Kane in main roles and Aldis Hodge with a recurring role. Noah Wyle was announced as a new character; the only original cast member not returning for the revival would be Timothy Hutton.[8] In August, 2020 it was announced that Aleyse Shannon was joining the cast as a series regular appearing as Breanna Casey, a hacker who grew up with the same foster mother as Hardison.[9][12] In March 2021, it was announced James Marsters would be guest starring in the series.[13]

ReleaseEdit

The first official trailer was released on May 3, 2021. The series will be released in two parts, with the first eight episodes of the series premiering on IMDb TV on July 9, 2021, and the remaining eight episodes to release on October 8, 2021.[14][3] In Canada, the series airs on CTV Drama Channel.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gemmill, Allie (February 28, 2021). "Aldis Hodge Reveals 'Leverage' Reboot Title & His Reaction to Reviving the TNT Crime Series". Collider. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (May 3, 2021). "'Leverage: Redemption' Unveils First Trailer & Premiere Date On IMDb TV". Deadline. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Mitovich, Matt Webb (August 26, 2021). "Leverage: Redemption Reveals Date, Casting News for Back Half of Season 1". TVLine.
  4. ^ a b "Leverage Redemption Press Kit". Amazon Studios. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Leverage: Redemption". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. ^ "Leverage: Redemption – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  7. ^ Nemetz, Dave (April 22, 2020). "Leverage Revival Ordered, Noah Wyle to Star (But Where's Timothy Hutton)". TVLine. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  8. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (April 22, 2020). "'Leverage' Reboot Starring Noah Wyle Ordered By IMDb TV; Original Series' Team, 4 Cast Members Set To Return". Deadline. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  9. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 19, 2020). "'Leverage': Aleyse Shannon Joins IMDb TV's Revival As New Series Regular". Deadline. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  10. ^ Bowman, Sabienna (March 2, 2021). "Leverage: Redemption Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far". Looper. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  11. ^ Bellman, Gina (April 5, 2021). "The Sophie/Parker trailer after 16 episodes-1x heatwave 6x hurricanes, 2x tournedos , 1x arctic freeze and some damn good times!#Leverage". Twitter. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  12. ^ "Casting the series regular role of Brenda in "Leverage 2.0"". Backstage. July 19, 2020. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  13. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (March 18, 2021). "Leverage: Redemption: James Marsters Is a Cunning Con Man in Golf Spikes in First Look at IMDb TV Revival". TVLine. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  14. ^ Lane, Carly (May 3, 2021). "'Leverage: Redemption' Trailer Reveals an Official Release Date for the Crew's Million-Dollar Heist". Collider. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  15. ^ "The Wonder Years, The Big Leap, and The Cleaning Lady Lead New CTV Series for 2021/22 Season" (Press release). Bell Media. June 3, 2021. Retrieved June 3, 2021.

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