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RANSOM
Air Date: Saturday, April 07, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#RAN201) "Three Wishes"
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THE SECOND SEASON OF SUSPENSE DRAMA "RANSOM" PREMIERES SATURDAY, APRIL 7 ON CBS

HOSTAGE NEGOTIATOR ERIC BEAUMONT MUST NEGOTIATE WITH HIS LONGTIME ADVERSARY, DAMIEN DELAINE, IN ORDER TO SAVE HIS DAUGHTER'S LIFE

Episode Written by Executive Producer and Co-Creator Frank Spotnitz

Luke Roberts, Sarah Greene, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor Star

"Three Wishes" - When Eric's daughter is kidnapped, he must fulfill three ransom demands from his long-time adversary, Damien Delaine (Carlo Rota)
, which include answering a series of emotionally challenging questions and performing ethically questionable tasks, in order to save what matters to him most - his daughter's life - on the second season premiere of RANSOM, Saturday, April 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

RANSOM stars Luke Roberts as expert hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont, whose team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. Sarah Greene, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor also star.

The series is inspired by the professional experiences of distinguished crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert, who, along with his partner, Marwan Mery, are among the top negotiators in the world. This season's episodes were filmed in Hungary and Toronto.

REGULAR CAST:

Luke Roberts (Eric Beaumont)
Sarah Greene (Maxine Carlson)
Brandon Jay McLaren (Oliver Yates)
Nazneen Contractor (Zara Hallam)

RECURRING CAST:

Emma De Caunes (Nathalie Denard)
Morgan Kohan (Evie Beaumont)
Carlo Rota (Damian Delaine)

GUEST CAST:

Tam�s Podlovics (Police Captain)
Hans Peterson (SWAT Officer)
Robert B. Kennedy (Armin Farber)
Zal�n Sz�nt� (Tad Farber)
Wayne Brett (Orderly)
Elinor Crawley (Victoria Locke)
Diana Dimitrovici (Secretary)
Mikhail Safronov (Victor Volynets)
�kos Szalai (Bodyguard #1)
Lajos Jarabek (Bodyguard #2)

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz

DIRECTED BY: James Genn

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RANSOM (CBS)
Returns in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/1/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's third of 13 episodes) on 7/16/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from Global Television's press release, July 2018) Today Global announced a fourth renewal to its slate of Canadian content for the 2019 broadcast year, as suspense drama Ransom has been greenlit for Season 3. From global studio Entertainment One (eOne), Big Light Productions, Sienna Films and Korda Studios, the 13-epsiode series will shoot in Budapest, Hungary, beginning in October 2018 and premiere next year on Global in Canada and CBS in the U.S. This announcement comes on the heels of Global's recent renewals for Mary Kills People, Private Eyes, and Big Brother Canada. "Continuing Global's dedication to deliver compelling and powerful original content, we are pleased to renew this intense drama for another season," said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. "Teaming up once again with our broadcast and production partners, we are excited to see what type of high stakes situations the crisis resolution team will be up against next season." "We are really excited to see Ransom enter a third season going from strength to strength," said Co-creator and Executive Producer, Frank Spotnitz. "This show is a true international creative collaboration. We are blessed with a talented cast and honored to have a growing and faithful audience." "It is thrilling for us to continue the heart-stopping and adrenaline-driven action of Ransom with its fantastic cast, crew, writers, and our production partners," said Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne's President - Canada, Television. "Ransom has found fans across North America and the around the world as viewers tune-in to see the crisis resolution team tackle situations in all parts of the globe." With principal cast returning including Luke Roberts, Nazneen Contractor, Brandon Jay McLaren, and Karen LeBlanc, Season 3 of Ransom follows the world of international crisis and hostage negotiating with Eric Beaumont (Roberts) and his elite team as they save lives when no one else can. Eric understands criminals better than they understand themselves and uses his insight into human behaviour to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brandon Jay McLaren as Oliver Yates
· Luke Roberts as Eric Beaumont
· Nazneen Contractor as Zara Hallam
· Sarah Greene as Maxine Carlson
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Vainola as CRTR
· Frank Spotnitz as CRTR/EP
· Jennifer Kawaja as EP
· Julia Sereny as EP
· Odile McDonald as EP
· Valerie Pechels as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Big Light Productions
· Entertainment One Television
· Sienna Films
· Wildcats Productions