added: Wed, May 5th ’21
After almost a decade apart, the original “Leverage” crew has gotten back together! And now the corrupt rich and the powerful have no place to run.
Check out the official teaser trailer for “Leverage: Redemption,” the upcoming revival of the cult crime caper series from executive producer Dean Devlin (writer-producer of “Independence Day” and “Stargate”).
Like a mix of Robin Hood, The A-Team, and The Equalizer, “Leverage” is a lighthearted con-artist vigilante series that originally ran for five seasons on TNT.
It stars Gina Bellman (Coupling), Aldis Hodge (One Night in Miami), Christian Kane (The Librarians), and Beth Riesgraf (68 Whiskey) who all have come back for this eight-episode reunion/revival mini-series, which will be released in the summer on the streaming platform IMDb TV.
The show centers on a team of anti-heroes — weapons-expert “hitter” Eliot Spencer (Kane), computer-specialist hacker Alec Hardison (Hodge), cat-burglar thief Parker (Riesgraf), and accomplished grifter Sophie Devereaux (Bellman) — who use their skills to carry out heists to fight corporate and governmental injustices.
Timothy Hutton starred in the series as former insurance investigator Nate Ford who acts as the team’s mastermind. Because of recent allegations, Hutton will not be returning. Instead, Noah Wyle (ER, The Librarians) has been added to the cast, playing a former shady corporate lawyer who, in an attempt for redemption, has assembled the old “Leverage” team for a new mission.
Aleyse Shannon (Black Christmas) has also joined the cast as Hardison’s foster sister who also has hacking skills.
“Leverage: Redemption” is due to premiere on July 9th on the Amazon-owned IMDb TV platform.
In this new iteration and new world, the Leverage crew have watched as the rich and powerful continue to take what they want without consequence. Grifter Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman), thief Parker (Beth Riesgraf), hitter Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane), and hacker Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge) have watched the world change over the last eight years. Since their last job, it’s become easier–and sometimes legal — for the rich to become richer and the powerful to squash anyone who gets in their way.
To address the changes in the world around them, the team finds new blood in Harry Wilson (Noah Wyle), a corporate lawyer who is looking for redemption after realizing he’d been sitting on the wrong side of the table for his entire career, and Breanna Casey (Aleyse Shannon), Hardison’s foster sister who has a knack for computers, robotics, and getting into trouble.
starring Gina Bellman, Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf, Noah Wyle, Aleyse Shannon
release date July 9, 2021 (on IMDb TV)