High Def

In Production

13 episodes - 60 Minutes

Plot Summary

Ransom, created by Golden Globe-winning Showrunner Frank Spotnitz (The X Files, The Man In The High Castle) and by award winning writer David Vainola (Combat Hospital, Diamonds), is a primetime thriller series that blends nail-biting suspense with incredible human drama.

The series’ protagonist is Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts, Black Sails, Game of Thrones), the world’s best negotiator, who blends insight with experience to bring every high stakes and unpredictable hostage situation to a non-violent conclusion. Inspired by the real life cases of world famous negotiator Laurent Combalbert, Eric is a former member of an elite police unit, who now runs his own private negotiation company where safely extracting the hostage is the only goal.

Eric is accompanied by a talented team of professionals – Oliver Yates (Brandon Jay McLaren, The Killing), Maxine Carlson (Sarah Greene, Penny Dreadful) and Zara Hallam (Nazneen Contractor, Heroes Reborn) – each with their own particular area of responsibility: psychological profiling, strategic analysis, and security assessment. Together they combine their unique skills with gut instincts to take control of the negotiation and secure the safe release of the hostages.

Eric’s extraordinary negotiating abilities come at a price. His manipulative skills are something he can’t “turn off”, causing his wife Carole, who he deeply loves, to leave with daughter Evie.

Blending mystery and emotional drama with kinetic, ticking-clock storyline, Ransom sees the team travel the globe to negotiate high pressure cases where split second decisions can literally mean life or death.


Luke Roberts (Black Sails, Game of Thrones)
Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful)
Brandon Jay McLaren (The Killing)
Nazneen Contractor (Heroes Reborn)


  • CBS
  • Global
  • RTL
  • TF1