The reimagining of Leverage, which aired for five seasons on TNT from 2008 to 2012, is the first major original series for IMDb TV. Since IMDb TV's launch last July, Leverage has been one of its most popular titles. Leverage was created by John Rogers and Chris Downey and executive produced by Dean Devlin. The reboot will reunite Wyle with Rogers and Devlin after they collaborated on The Librarian/The Librarians franchise for TNT. "The reimagining will include new characters, including one played by five-time Emmy nominee Wyle, who also will direct two of the 13 episodes," according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "He will be joined by original cast members Beth Riesgraf, reprising her character as 'Parker'; Gina Bellman as 'Sophie Devereaux'; and Christian Kane as 'Eliot Spencer'– who will all be series regulars — as well as Aldis Hodge, who will return as 'Alec Hardison' in a recurring role, subject to availability from his Showtime series City on a Hill, whose Season 2 will likely be filming at the same time as Leverage. The one original Leverage cast member not returning for the reboot is lead Timothy Hutton, who recently faced sexual assault allegations. The Leverage sequel is a fresh update of the original concept, about reformed crooks using their unique skills to right corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on common citizens."
TOPICS: Noah Wyle, Leverage, Leverage (IMDb TV series), Aldis Hodge, Beth Riesgraf, Chris Downey, Christian Kane, Dean Devlin, Gina Bellman, John Rogers, Timothy Hutton, IMDb TV, In Development, Revivals