From a media release:
TodayÂ GlobalÂ announced a fourth renewal to its slate of Canadian content for the 2019 broadcast year, as suspense dramaÂ RansomÂ has been greenlit for Season 3. From global studio Entertainment One (eOne), Korda Studios, Big Light Productions, and producers Sienna Films, the 13-episode seriesÂ will shoot in Budapest, Hungary, beginning in October 2018 and premiere next year on Global in Canada and CBS in the U.S. This announcement comes on the heels of Globalâ€™sÂ recent renewalsÂ forÂ Mary Kills People,Â Private Eyes, andÂ Big Brother Canada.
With principal cast returning including Luke Roberts, Nazneen Contractor, Brandon Jay McLaren, and Karen LeBlanc, Season 3 ofÂ RansomÂ follows the world of international crisis and hostage negotiating with Eric Beaumont (Roberts) and his elite team as they save lives when no one else can. Eric understands criminals better than they understand themselves and uses his insight into human behaviour to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases.
Viewers who missed any of the action from Season 2 can catch up onÂ RansomÂ now onÂ GlobalTV.com,Â Global GOÂ (available on Apple TV and Chromecast), and On Demand.
RansomÂ is inspired by the professional experiences of distinguished crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert, who, along with his partner, Marwan Mery, are among the top negotiators in the world.Â TheyÂ travel the globe to help multinational corporations and government agencies with complex negotiations and conflict resolution.
RansomÂ was created by David Vainola (Diamonds,Â Combat Hospital) and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files,Â The Man in the High Castle) who also serves as Executive Producer.Â RansomÂ is a Canada-Hungary treaty co-production, produced by Entertainment One (eOne) with executive producers Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny (Sienna Films); Daniel Kresmery and GyÃ¶rgy Rajnai (Korda Studios) are co-producing. The series executive producers include Valerie Pechels and Odile McDonald (Wildcats Productions).Â RansomÂ is developed in association with Corus Entertainment Inc., with the participation from the Canada Media Fund, and produced with the financial assistance of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
eOne controls worldwide rights to the series.