ENTERTAINMENT ONE SECURES WORLDWIDE SALES FOR RANSOM
High stakes series sold in more than 100 territories
Global studio Entertainment One (eOne) today announced multiple international sales for Ransom. The announcement is made just after the suspense drama was renewed for a second season by CBS in the U.S. and Global Television (Corus Entertainment) in Canada.
Sold to more than 100 territories, Ransom is licensed to NBC Universal (UK & EIRE), Iflix (Africa, MENA), Foxtel (Australia), Sony (CEE), AMC Networks (Spain, Portugal) and Turner (Nordic).
With a 13-episode order, season two welcomes back Luke Roberts (Black Sails, Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones) as expert hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont. Beaumont’s team includes Maxine Carlson (Tony Award-nominated Sarah Greene, Penny Dreadful, Burnt), a young newcomer eager to prove herself; Oliver Yates (Brandon Jay McLaren, Graceland, The Killing), a psychological profiler; and ex-cop Zara Hallam (Nazneen Contractor, Heroes Reborn, Covert Affairs). From eOne, Korda Studios, Big Light Productions and producers Sienna Films, Ransom will shoot in Hungary in the coming months and premiere next year on CBS and Global.
Ransom is inspired by the professional experiences of world-renowned crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner Marwan Mery, who are among the top negotiators for kidnap and ransom cases in the field. They travel the globe to help multinational corporations and government agencies with crisis situations and conflict resolution.
Ransom was created by David Vainola (Diamonds, Combat Hospital) and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle). Ransom is a Canada-Hungary treaty co-production and will be produced by eOne with executive producers Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny via their Sienna Films banner and Spotnitz, via his Big Light Productions banner. Wildcats Productions’ Valerie Pechels and Odile McDonald will executive produce with Daniel Kresmery and György Rajnai of Korda Studios co-producing. Ransom is developed in association with Corus Entertainment Inc., with participation from the Canada Media Fund, and will be produced with the financial assistance of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. (eOne)
The extensive global deal serves as an early boost to those Ransom Season 3 renewal hopes. Stay tuned…