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.
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.