In this new iteration, and new world, the Leverage crew have watched as the rich and powerful continue to take what they want without consequence. Grifter Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman, “Coupling”), thief Parker (Beth Riesgraf. “68 Whiskey”), hitter Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane. “Just Married”), and hacker Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge, “Hidden Figures”) have watched the world change over the last eight years. Since their last job, it’s become easier – and sometimes legal – for the rich to become richer and the powerful to squash anyone who gets in their way. To address the changes in the world around them, the team finds new blood in Harry Wilson (Noah Wyle, “ER”), a corporate lawyer who is looking for redemption after realizing he’d been sitting on the wrong side of the table for his entire career, and Breanna Casey (Aleyse Shannon, “Black Christmas”), Hardison’s foster sister who has a knack for computers, robotics, and getting into trouble.
Beth Riesgraf’s career began over twenty years ago. She has participated in films like Intruders, Netflix’s Stranger Things, I Hate Kids among other films. Her first main role in a television series was in Leverage while it aired on TNT from 2008-2012. Since then has been seen in other series such as Caper, Complications, CBS’s Criminal Minds and 68 Whiskey.
Christian Kane is a singer, songwriter and actor. He made a debut as an actor in MGM’s television series Fame L.A. and has been in others like WB’s Angel, CBS’s Close To Home and of course TNT’s Leverage from 2008-2012. In addition to films like Just Married, Secondhand Lions and Friday Night Lights Kane has maintained music throughout his career, as a singer and song writer.
Aleyse Shannon made her debut as Jada in CW’s Charmed and has also been seen in Instinct, and Two Sentence Horror Stories. Since then she has appeared in films like Inez & Doug & Kira, Black Christmas and Beauty.
I was connected with Beth Riesgraf, Christian Kane And Aleyse Shannon via Zoom to talk about Leverage: Redemption. Riesgraf shared what Parker has to bring for this season. While Kane talked about how Eliot has grown since the last season. Shannon expressed the excitement to be a part of this great cast.
Leverage: Redemption is available July 9, 2021 on IMDb TV