Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor also join the CBS drama
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Ransom (1996 film)

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Penny Dreadful‘s Sarah Greene is trading spells for crisis negotiation. EW can confirm that Greene has been tapped to join the cast of CBS series Ransom, alongside fellow new additions Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor. Luke Roberts (Black Sails) stars.

Ransom follows crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Roberts), whose team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. Greene will play Maxine Carlson, a young newcomer eager to prove herself. McLaren (Graceland) plays psychological profiler Oliver Yates, and Contractor (24) joins as ex-cop Zara Hallam.

A 13-episode Entertainment One drama co-created and executive produced by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Man in the High Castle) and David Vainola (Combat Hospital), Ransom is a Canada-France treaty co-production. CBS is partnering with France’s TF1, Canada’s Global, and Germany’s RTL to broadcast.

The series will be co-produced by Entertainment One, Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny via their Sienna Films banner, and Valerie Pechels and Odile McDonald of Wildcats Productions.

Ransom (1996 film)
  • Movie
  • 139 minutes
  • Ron Howard