Universal Channel Sets UK Premiere Date For ‘Ransom’

Category : News, UK News

Ransom, the hostage crisis drama series from Frank Spotnitz, will receive its UK premiere on Universal Channel on Monday June 5th at 9pm, it has been announced.

Ransom follows crisis/hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont, whose team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. Eric understands criminals better than they do, and uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. Despite the stakes, Eric refuses to resort to violence, even when confronted by some of the most dangerous criminals in the world. While Eric’s considerable powers of manipulation make him the best at what he does professionally, they often complicate his relationships with family, friends and colleagues.

The series, which has yet to be officially renewed for a second season by the original commissioning partners, was created by Frank Spotnitz and David Vainola and is inspired by the professional experiences of distinguished negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner Marwan Mery, who are considered to be among the top crisis negotiators in the world. Ransom is produced by Big Light Productions, Entertainment One (eOne). Sienna Films and Wildcats Productions and stars Luke Roberts (Game Of Thrones), Brandon Jay McLaren (Falling Skies), Nazneen Contractor (Chicago PD) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful).

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.