Electric Entertainment signed new international licensing deals for its upcoming original series, “Leverage: Redemption,” with Bell Media in Canada and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in Germany whose have acquired the broadcast rights to the first 16- episode season of the spin-off of the hit TV series “Leverage.” “Leverage: Redemption,” premieres in the U.S. on Friday, July 9, on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.
Sonia Mehandjiyska, Head of International Distribution, commented: “Bringing to life the re-imagining of the 'Leverage' series warms our hearts. Since the debut of the original, people from all over the world have been writing to us about how they love the show -- how it offers them hope during difficult times in their countries. Having Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Bell Media as our partners is a testament to the series itself and gives us the reassurance that our series will reach its audience in the best possible way.”
THE NEW LEVERAGE TEAM
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 8 years. It’s become easier – and sometimes legal -- for the rich to become richer and the powerful to squash anyone who gets in their way. Down one team member, they find 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.
Katie Rorick is showrunner and executive producer alongside Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson of Electric Entertainment. John Rogers and Chris Downey are consulting producers.
Bringing to life the re-imagining of the 'Leverage' series warms our hearts. Since the debut of the original, people from all over the world have been writing to us about how they love the show -- how it offers them hope during difficult times in their countries” Sonia Mehandjiyska Head of International Distribution