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RANSOM
Air Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#RAN202) "A Free Man in Paris"
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WHEN A FORMER GUANTANAMO GUARD IS TAKEN HOSTAGE BY TERRORISTS, ERIC'S BEST CHANCE OF SAVING HIM IS TO WORK WITH A FORMER DETAINEE NOW WORKING WITH THE CAPTORS, ON "RANSOM," SATURDAY, APRIL 28

"A Free Man in Paris" - When a former Guantanamo guard is taken hostage by terrorists, Eric is surprised when he learns that his best chance of saving the man's life is to work with a former Guantanamo detainee who is now working with the captors, on RANSOM, Saturday, April 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

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

GUEST CAST:

Zoie Palmer (Jasmine Bradshaw)
Dwayne Murphy (Neil Bradshaw)
Christian Hillborg (Gottfried Brunner)
Maria Nash (Sydney Bradshaw)
Jordana Blake (Ava Bradshaw)
Ben Lewis (Brian Smith)
Joseph Millson (Keith Taylor)
Emily Lawrence (Courtney Kaplan)
Emily Bowker (Laura Watson)
Bal�zs Czukor (Sandro)
Dorina Martinovics (Marina Lechner)
Vanessa Vil�gi (Luisa Spa Manager)
Barna Illyes (Doctor)
J�zsef Kovalik Jr. (Markus)
Dénes B�lind (Andreas)

WRITTEN BY: Kyle Hart

DIRECTED BY: Eleanor Lindo

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RANSOM (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/1/17 - 5/25/19
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2018-2019 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
3 (39 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 7/3/19
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