If you haven’t heard the good news, everyone’s much-beloved Robin Hood-esque series is returning to happy fans everywhere by way of IMDb TV. The Amazon-owned, ad-supported streaming service has ordered the Leverage reboot, bringing back Dean Devlin, Chris Downey, and John Rogers. The Librarians star, Noah Wyle, will feature in this go around instead of Timothy Hutton (who was recently accused of sexual assault). All of the other original cast will be returning, though on differing availabilities.
Beth Riesgraf (Parker), Christian Kane (Eliot Spencer), and Gina Bellman (Sophie Devereaux) will all return as regulars, while Aldis Hodge (Alec Hardison) will come back as he can. Hodge’s is currently also signed to Showtime’s City on a Hill and overlap between production schedules is anticipated.
The original series focused on a loveable band of good-hearted misfits with various backgrounds ranging in “hitter, hacker, grifter, thief” who come together to help regular people wronged by individuals in power, airing on TNT from 2008 to 2012. It’s not hard to see why a reboot of the show would be popular with a new crowd (and its existing diehard fans) in today’s current climate.
Devlin is executive producing the show’s re-imagining, with Downey and Rogers returning as consulting producers. Katie Rorick (The Librarians) is tapped for showrunner. This will be the first major original series for IMDb TV. Viewers can stream episodes from the original Leverage on the platform, available as a free channel in Amazon’s Prime Video, and as an app on FireTV.
And for Leverage OT3 fans? Looks like you’re in the clear.
Your OT3 is safe.
— John Rogers (@jonrog1) April 23, 2020