Airdate: Leverage

Another action-drama kicks off on FOX8 this month, Leverage starring Timothy Hutton.

Produced for the TNT Network in the US, it follows a group of criminals led by a former insurance investigator, who pull off sophisticated cons against other criminals, especially corrupt corporations.

Also starring Christian Kane, Gina Bellman, Timothy Hutton, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge, it only premiered in December in the US, and so far has 13 episodes planned. The series is directed by Dean Devlin who, together with Roland Emmerich, produced Independence Day, Godzilla, and The Patriot.

It premieres Wednesday January 14 at 9.30pm on FOX8.

Press Release:
A thrilling, action-packed drama series that follows a team of thieves, hackers and grifters who act as modern-day Robin Hoods, taking revenge against those who use power and wealth to victimize others.

Oscar winner Timothy Hutton plays former insurance investigator Nate Ford, a once-loyal corporate employee who had recovered millions of dollars in stolen goods for his employer. But when that employer denied his son‟s insurance claims and allowed the boy to die, he realized he could no longer work for such an entity. Out of work and descending into alcoholism, Ford is hired by an aeronautics executive to recover airplane designs the executive claims were stolen by a rival company. Helping him are four highly skilled team members: Parker (Beth Riesgraf), an expert thief; Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge), a specialist in Internet and computer fraud; Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane), a high-octane “retrieval specialist” who can take out a gang of henchmen without breaking a sweat; and Sophie
Devereaux (Gina Bellman), a grifter who could win awards for her acting skills during difficult scams.

At first the newly formed team is hesitant to trust each other after so many years working alone but being double-crossed changes the dynamic, ultimately forcing them to unite. They emerge from the job realizing they are far better working together than apart. Once they discover they can trust each other the group targets their cons toward the richest, the greediest and the most unjust.

13 Comments:

  1. Thanks David, I havent noticed this one, so I will have to IQ it. Maybe you can have a link to the foxtel online guide when you post Foxtel premiers?

  2. hey im currently watching this show (wink wink nudge nudge) And its become a real fave with me. Its a great show with a great cast of interesting clever and at times quirky characters who will make you laugh and entertain you.

    For a show that started dec 7 08 im suprised and impressed with how quick foxtel picked up and belive they are on a real winner, I was also suprised how fast Ten picked up Lie to me which hasnt even started in the usa yet and will start i belive feb on ten

    For anyone that wants a fun entertaining show to watch check out leverage if you can.

  3. This show looks good. I agree with Alex, Christian Kane was a fantastic actor on Angel and this show would be worth investigating based on him alone.

  4. Hmmm.. .you’re right…. seems they changed the date from early publicity info due to American Idol returning. Let’s hope pay TV isn’t taking notes from FTA programmers.

    I’ve adjusted the date.

  5. On the Foxtel on line program guide it appears to be on on Wed 14th Jan 9.30. This episode is titled the “Nigerian Job” which is season 1 episode 1…..

  6. Darn – I’ve been waiting to see this ever since John Rogers started talking about it on his blog. I guess it was too much to hope we’d get it on free to air. Hopefully the DVDs won’t take too long to come out.

  7. I’ll definitely be watching for one thing…… Christian Kane!

    Kane was brilliant as bad-guy-good-guy-bad-guy on Angel, and I’ve been waiting for the return of him.

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