Leverage: Redemption is an American action crime drama television revival of Leverage with most of the main cast returning. The first eight episodes premiered on Freevee on July 9, 2021, with an additional eight episodes released on October 8, 2021. In December 2021, the series was renewed for a second season. The second season began airing on November 15, 2022.
A year after the death of Nate Ford, his widow, Sophie Devereaux, reunites with their former crew: Eliot Spencer, Alec Hardison, and Parker. They meet Harry Wilson, a crooked lawyer searching for redemption, and help him to con one of his amoral clients. After the job, Harry convinces the team to stick together and return to "picking up where the law leaves off" while he tries to return to the side of good. The team is also joined by Hardison's foster sister, Breanna Casey, who takes Hardison's place on the crew while Hardison works with a dozen subsidiary Leverage operations and various pro-democracy and non-profit organizations around the world. The team opens a new Leverage Consulting office in New Orleans and continues working to take down rich criminals and help those who need their particular brand of justice.
On April 22, 2020, IMDb TV announced that a 13-episode revival of the series had been ordered to be broadcast on its streaming service, the now-called Amazon Freevee. Dean Devlin, who served as executive producer on the original series, returned as executive producer for the revival alongside original series creators John Rogers and Chris Downey, who served as consulting producers and writers. Marc Roskin, Rachel Olschan-Wilson, and Kate Rorick are executive producers. Plans included Noah Wyle directing two episodes of the series and Beth Riesgraf also directing one, although Wyle wound up directing three and Beth Riesgraf two. Filming began August 10, 2020 in New Orleans and had wrapped as of March 2021. On April 5, 2021, Bellman tweeted that 16 episodes had been produced, up from the original 13. On December 9, 2021, IMDb TV renewed the series for a second season.
The fan-favorite group of modern-day Robin Hoods are back on the job with Leverage: Redemption season 2, which sees the Leverage team reunite to once again steal from the wealthy and powerful for the benefit of the little guys.
The final of Leverage: Redemption season 2's 13 episodes is now available to stream on Amazon Freevee. Episode 13 in the crime show is titled "The Crowning Achievement Job." Here is the official synopsis:
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 1, "The Debutante Job""The team pulls Harry back into the fold to help a journalist investigating the corrupt president of a small eastern European nation. But when the journalist is grabbed, our team has to infiltrate a London Ball to extract him."
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 2, "The One Man's Trash Job""The crew finds out that a shady plastics exporter whose dumping threatens local waters is smuggling black market antiquities on his barges, and plots to relieve him of his ill-gotten gains."
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 3, "The Tournament Job""The team has to infiltrate an e-sports tournament to stop a ruthless team owner from mentally and physically abusing his young players."
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 4, "The Date Night Job""While staging a date-night experience for Parker & Hardison at an ultra-secure freeport facility, the team comes across another heist in progress and must stop it to save the life of a 13-year-old boy.
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 6, "The Fractured Job""Eliot returns to his hometown and discovers that the run-off from an oil fracking company is now poisoning the water and the crew plots to take down the powerful man behind it all."
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 8, "The Turkish Prisoner Job""The team uses the true story of a World War I P.O.W. escape to free an innocent man framed by a pair of dirty cops."
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 9, "The Pyramid Job""Prompted by and old friend of Sophie's, the team takes on a husband-wife couple who run a multi-level marketing pyramid scheme that preys on young mothers, emotionally and financially."
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 10, "The Work Study Job""After a college professor steals a discovery from his grad student, the Leverage team has to take him down, returning the credit and reputation to the brilliant young woman in the process."
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 11, "The Belly of the Beast Job""The team reluctantly enlists the help of a naïve but ambitious assistant to take down a predatory music producer, in an episode told entirely from the POV of a regular person."
Leverage: Redemption season 2 episode 13, "The Crowning Achievement Job""When a formidable enemy steals the Maharaja's Crown and traps the crew in the museum, the Leverage team must find a way out and the crown before they go down for the crime."
A handful of Leverage: Redemption season 2 guest stars have also been announced, including Pierson Fodé (The Man from Toronto), Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead), Anand Desai-Barochia (Bridgerton), Steve Coulter (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law) and Doug Savant (Desperate Housewives).
As of right now, we have no word on whether Leverage: Redemption is going to be renewed for another season or if the show is going to be cancelled after two seasons. We'll update this page as news comes out.
TVLine reports that Leverage Redemption Season 2 is getting a hybrid release, similar to a lot of shows on Prime Video right now. The first three episodes of the 13-episode season will drop on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Of all the revival shows that have graced our airwaves in recent memory, "Leverage" probably stands out as one of the more unexpected ones. As we covered in September of 2021, the original crime drama series aired on TNT for five total seasons between 2008 and 2012. Because studios these days seem abjectly terrified of greenlighting anything original, we ended up with "Leverage: Redemption" on the streaming service formerly known as IMDb TV (now rechristened as Amazon Freevee), which brought back many of the show's original stars while introducing several new characters to help carry on the storyline a decade later.
After apparently receiving enough ratings to justify a second season (since streamers notoriously don't release their ratings numbers, we're left to use third-party sources instead), fans can expect to watch the second season of "Leverage: Redemption" exactly where they watched the first. Amazon Freevee has become the new home for the revival series, with the added bonus of offering other free streaming media. As opposed to Amazon Prime Video, no subscription is necessary to watch Amazon Freevee. Simply fire it up and enjoy hours and hours of movies and shows, though with the important caveat that each one includes ad breaks and interruptions.
Of course, "Leverage: Redemption" is not just another ordinary television program. Not only do fans of the revival series need to watch the first season to keep up-to-date, but it would behoove viewers to also catch up (or perhaps refresh their memories) on the original show that first aired on TNT back in December of 2008. Though the series is structured to appeal to newcomers just as much as to old school fans, the completists out there will no doubt want to prepare for the new season with as much prior knowledge as possible. Luckily, that's where we come in.
Beginning on the anniversary of Nathan Ford's death (played by Timothy Hutton in the original series, but wisely written out completely after the actor's sexual misconduct allegations came to light), the first season of "Leverage: Redemption" quickly got the old guard back up to speed by reuniting at their old leader's grave and generally catching up on each other's lives since their initial parting.
By the end of the first season, Harry Wilson (Noah Wyle) left the team of bad people taking their revenge on worse individuals to embark on his own redemption arc (though we can expect him to return in some capacity). Parker (played by Beth Riesgraf, reprising her role from the original) bequeathed the team to the capable hands of Gina Bellman's Sophie Devereaux.
The late-season teases regarding the return of Aldis Hodge's Alec Hardison, missing for much of the first season, point towards a much greater involvement in the next. Meanwhile, the continued exploration into Eliot Spencer's (Christian Kane) life before he joined Leverage team, especially regarding the foundational influence of his father, would provide plenty of material to cover moving forward. Ultimately, the first season dealt with the team's efforts to take down RIZ ... but as we all know, the bad guys don't stay down forever.
Given the new status quo established at the end of the first season of "Leverage: Redemption," we can expect some casting shakeups and changes while the core of the team remains the same. In addition to the return of the old crew, and likely a larger role for Aldis Hodge, viewers can also safely expect more from newcomer Aleyse Shannon (Breanna Casey), Tara Cole (Jeri Ryan), the hacker known as Chaos (Wil Wheaton), and even Interpol's Sterling (Mark Sheppard).
"'Leverage: Redemption' has delighted [Amazon Freevee] viewers with the perfect blend of familiarity and freshness. Thank you to the dedicated fans who have passionately championed this series. We look forward to our continued partnership with Electric Entertainment and providing viewers another season of the fan-favorite crew and their spirited heists." 781b155fdc