“Leverage” returned on Friday in the form of an eight-episode revival, “Leverage: Redemption” on IMDb TV. But Timothy Hutton, whose character Nate Ford served as the centerpiece of the original TNT series, does not appear on screen.
“Leverage,” which ran for five seasons at TNT between 2008 and 2012, stars Hutton as a former police investigator who becomes the leader of the Robin Hood-esque gang of criminals who steal from the corrupt and powerful to avenge their victims. their. The original series ended with Nate (Hutton) and Sophie (Gina Bellman)’s new fiancée leaving criminal life forever, handing over the keys to their organization to the rest of the crew.
The decision to exclude Hutton from the revival came after the award-winning actor was charged by former child actor Sera Johnston the award-winning actor. Johnston told Buzzfeed that Hutton and a friend raped her at their hotel in 1983 when she was 14 years old. Hutton denied the allegations at the time, calling them “a failed blackmail attempt based on something that never happened.”
Instead, Belman and the rest of his cast – Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane and Beth Riesgraf – are joined by Noah Wyle for the revival.
“Redemption” reveals the fate of Hutton’s character at the top of the first episode, with the characters returning to Nate’s grave to mourn their former leader on the anniversary of his death. The rest of the episode sees another sad Sophie return to the crew for a job aimed at an opiate kingpin. Wyle’s character, Harry Wilson, joins the crew as a corporate lawyer who wants to cover a career working for bad guys, along with computer geek Breanna (played by Aleyse Shannon)
The first eight episodes of “Leverage: Redemption” are now available for streaming on IMDb TV, with another set of eight episodes ending sometime later this year. Kate Rorick and Dean Devlin work as co-showrunners and executive producers. Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson also act as executive producers.