January is shaping up to be one of the busiest and most exciting in Canadian television, and Global’s Ransom is a part of that.
The Canadian co-productionâ€”from executive producer Frank Spotnitzâ€”stars Luke Roberts (Black Sails) as Eric Beaumont, a hostage negotiator who jets to locales around the world talking criminals out of dire situations. The hook? Eric doesnâ€™t carry a gun, preferring to use his gift of patter to disarm the bad guys.
Rounding outÂ Ransomâ€˜s cast is Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) as Maxine Carlson, a girl with a secret; Brandon Jay McLaren (Slasher) as Oliver Yates, a psychological profiler; and Nazneen Contractor (Covert Affairs) as ex-cop Zara Hallam. After filming in Toronto for several monthsâ€”the city stood in for North American locationsâ€”the series decamped for the south of France, with the area representing European spots.
Take a look at these gallery images and let us know what you think of Ransom!
Ransom debuts Sunday, Jan. 1, at 8:30 p.m ET on Global before moving to Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning on Jan. 7.
Images courtesy of Global.