CBS has finally given its viewers their first look at Ransom, the network’s newest suspense drama. The upcoming series is set to debut next month. But can it survive its Saturday time slot?
Ransom revolves around Eric Beaumont, a crisis and hostage negotiator. The role is played by Luke Roberts. Beaumont uses his deep understanding of human behavior to figure out criminals’ intentions. In addition, he resolves the most dangerous kidnap and ransom cases. His skill at manipulation makes him a good negotiator. However, it makes his relationships with his family, friends and colleagues complicated.
Ransom Is a Collaborative Effort
The series is created by David Vainola and produced by Frank Spotnitz. It is also coproduced by Canadian and French companies like Spotnitz’ Big Light, Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny’s Sienna Films and Valerie Pechels and Odile McDonald’s Wildcats Productions. Ransom is said to be inspired by the experiences of real-life negotiators Laurent Combalbert and Marwan Mery.
A trailer posted on the TV Series Finale site gives fans a glimpse of the upcoming drama. The short clip teases two different hostages – a young boy and a female police officer. Beaumont is also shown doing what he does best. This is while snippets of explosions and fight scenes amp up interest.
Ransom has the distinction of being the first scripted series that CBS will air on Saturday nights in years. The network had previously utilized that weekend time slot for college sports, news magazines and reruns. CBS is said to be using this chance to test the waters with original dramas at a lower cost. This is so since the show is developed in partnership with several companies.
Furthermore, CBS announced in November that the series will make its debut on Jan. 1, 2017, 8:30 p.m. after an NFL double-header gamer. It will move to its regular time slot on Jan. 7, 2017, Saturday, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Check its trailer below.
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