Frank Spotnitz’s “Ransom” Greenlit At CBS

CBS, TF1 and Global have given a thirteen-episode straight-to-series order for “The Man in the High Castle” producer Frank Spotnitz’s new project “Ransom” for eOne, Big Light Productions, Sienna Films and Wildcats Productions.

Luke Roberts (“Black Sails,” “Wolf Hall”) will star as crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont, a man whose team is brought in to save lives when no one else can and who refuse to resort to violence. Eric’s considerable powers of manipulation often complicate his relationships with family, friends and colleagues.

The series begins with Eric taking on Maxine Carlson, a new member of the team eager to prove herself. But a dangerous secret from Maxine’s past may pose a threat that even the great Eric Beaumont is unable to resolve.

Spotnitz will serve as an executive producer on the series, which he created with David Vainola.

Source: Variety