While spending its first two seasons on Amazon’s Freevee streaming platform, Leverage: Redemption has seen a resurgence in popularity. With the move over to Prime Video, Amazon is banking on the show to continue its upward trend. Additionally, it has been announced that Leverage creator John Rogers will be coming on board as Season 3’s new showrunner. Rogers has served as Executive Producer for the show.
Leverage: Redemption Renewed For Season 3
First launched as IMDb Freedive in January 2019, the service quickly pivoted to the name IMDb TV just a few months later. IMDb TV’s programming featured original shows such as Leverage: Redemption, Alex Rider, and Judy Justice. After a surge in popularity, the streaming platform received yet another modest facelift. In April 2022, it was rebranded as Freevee.
Amazon MGM Studios AVOD chief Lauren Anderson praised the show in an official statement. “Fans have been devoted to Leverage: Redemption since the series premiered on Freevee,” she said. “Every season has showcased the fun dynamic between our cast combined with the triumphant, David vs. Goliath stories envisioned by our writers. As we embark on our next chapter, we are thrilled to be able to share the show with our Prime customers,” said Anderson.
Executive producer Dean Devlin added, “We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our Leverage franchise in collaboration with the Amazon MGM Studios team,” he said. Devlin added that fans will continue to see characters, “as they use their expert skills for the greater good, championing the underdog in their acts of goodwill.”
The Long History Of Leverage
Leverage originally premiered in December 2008 on TNT. The show followed the hijinks of former insurance investigator, Nathan Ford (Timothy Hutton) and his band of charismatic criminals. Complete with a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, the team carried out heists to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.
The show offered a modern spin on the classic Robin Hood tale. Set in Boston instead of Sherwood Forest, Leverage was able to resonate with viewers. The show was able to gather a dedicated fanbase throughout its five-season run. Despite its popularity, TNT decided to cancel the show amid poor ratings. Devlin addressed the show’s fans with a heartfelt letter after the cancellation.
“The Long Goodbye is our final goodbye,” Devlin began his address. “TNT has decided not to renew the show for a sixth season. I want to take the opportunity to thank TNT for five amazing seasons and 77 episodes of a show that has been so good to me. I’m incredibly proud of the show and what we’ve accomplished. Throughout this journey, TNT have been the most amazing partners. Their support and collaboration I will cherish forever.”
Ending his statement, Devlin made sure to note the show’s fans for its success. “Thank you to all the fans who’ve supported us and the show. You have amazed us all. We love you and thank you all. I’m so happy we were able to film the series finale we had always envisioned and I’m happy we’re able to present it on Christmas as our gift to you. It’s a bittersweet goodbye.”
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