CBS has given a second season renewal order to the dramatic series, Ransom. Ransom was created by David Vainola (Diamonds, Combat Hospital) and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle), with Spotnitz, Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Serney, Valerie Pechels, and Odile McDonald executive producing. The series stars Luke Roberts, Sarah Greene, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor, and is inspired by crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert’s professional experiences.
Announcing the renewal, CBS confirmed the second season will consist of 13 episodes and that season two will be shot in Hungary.
The Plot: Ransom stars Luke Roberts as Eric Beaumont in a drama inspired by the real-life professional experiences of the world-renowned crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner Marwan Mery. Eric’s team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. He understands criminals better than they do and uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. Despite the stakes, he refuses to resort to violence, even when confronted by some of the most dangerous criminals in the world.
While Eric’s considerable powers of manipulation make him the best at what he does professionally, they often complicate his relationships with family, friends and colleagues. His team consists of psych-profiler, Oliver Yates, ex-cop Zara Hallam, and aspiring investigator Maxine Carlson. Maxine, the newest member, is eager to prove herself but a dangerous secret from her past may pose a threat that even the great Eric Beaumont is unable to resolve.