Buyout ‘in Canada, Germany – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Dean Devlin’s (Independence Day) Electric Entertainment has sold a new series Leverage: Redemption to Bell Media in Canada and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in Germany.
Buyers picked up all 16 episodes of the Leverage spin-off in deals made by Sonia Mehandjiyska, head of international distribution and Nolan Pielak, senior vice president, international distribution of electric entertainment.
The show will air in the United States on Friday, July 9 on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.
In this new iteration, the Leverage team has seen 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 seen the world change in the past eight years. At the bottom of a team member, they find new blood in Harry Wilson (Noah Wyle), a corporate lawyer who seeks redemption after realizing he has been sitting on the wrong side of the table for his entire time. career, and Breanna Casey (Aleyse Shannon), Hardison’s adopted sister who has a knack for computers, robotics and trouble.
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Katie Rorick is a showrunner and executive producer alongside Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson of Electric Entertainment. John Rogers and Chris Downey consult with producers.
Mehandjiyska said: “Bringing the reinvention of the Leverage series to life is heartwarming. Since the original launched, people around the world have written to us about how they love the show – how it offers them hope during tough times in their country. Having Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Bell Media as partners is a testament to the series itself and gives us the assurance that our series will reach its audience in the best possible way.
Electric’s television series include Librarians and Leverage, which lasted four and five seasons respectively on TNT, The outpost which was the top-rated program on The CW for the 2020/21 season and which begins its fourth season on July 15, and Almost heaven, which is currently airing on IMDb TV after airing on WGN America.