The rich and powerful, they take what they want. We steal it back for you. Sometimes bad guys make the best good guys. We provide… Leverage.
Chris Downey, John Rogers, Dean Devlin, and Marc Roskin triumphantly returned last year with an only slightly modified team of ex-cons at Leverage Consulting & Associates in the IMDb TV original series Leverage: Redemption. Providing a welcome sixth season and 16 new cons for the modern classic, up-tempo crime series Leverage, which ran from 2008 to 2012, it didn’t miss a single beat continuing right where the last con left off more than eight years before. Now operating as Leverage International the show is getting a second (or seventh) season for the rebooted title (same stories, same characters like with The Orville and The Orville: New Horizons). Gina Bellman’s Sophie Devereaux still seems to be in the driver’s seat, with Beth Riesgraf’s Parker and Christian Kane’s hitter Eliot close behind. Aldis Hodge’s hacker Hardison is back for cameos, but rounding out the show’s leads are both Noah Wylie’s lawyer Mr. Harry Wilson and Aleyse Shannon as Hardison hacker clone and “little sis,” Breanna Casey.
Best of all, 13 new cons… er… episodes… are heading your way beginning in only two weeks. Check out the trailer for Season 2 of Leverage: Redemption:
Leverage became a television staple in the crime show genre, right along with Law & Order, Castle, and Without a Trace, a show you could always drop in on. More of a romp like Castle, less drama than Without a Trace, the key was the fun–the ride, the thrill of the path to the end, and the twisty path the players would take this time, even if the end itself (like the revenge on a fraudster, or giving a heartless CEO his comeuppance) got a quick wrap-up. Originally led by Oscar-winning actor Timothy Hutton, the series continues to follow a group of criminals switching sides from committing crimes to using their skills to do good.
They got it exactly right last year. Look for the first three episodes in Season 2 of Leverage: Redemption coming November 16, 2022, only on Amazon Freevee, with 10 more episodes streaming weekly through January 25, 2023.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg