When Leverage first premiered in 2008, it had five simple things to say about the five thieves who regularly use their skills to combat the injustices inflicted on them by the rich and powerful created for the charming and addictive TV. I provide help. The formula was reinforced only by the dynamics of the entertaining character that developed over five seasons as a family of the team.
Not surprisingly, he encouraged such enthusiastic fans, so much so that when the original run was canceled in December 2012, he still had to be nominated and win the People’s Choice Award the following year. ۔
The love of the audience has not diminished since Leverage’s departure from the air, and now, nearly a decade later, he has been awarded a revival series in which we find many original characters who Love and affection have come to us from On IMDBTV, the ad-supported US series service.
“Two pairs of excitement had begun.” At one point, we heard something about a movie, “says Beth Reisgraf, who returns as Parker, the world’s biggest thief. I think I’ve had a lot of time just thinking what you know, it caught on in a moment that will always be really special to me, but it doesn’t seem to be coming back. Then when the tide turned and we got a call, I’m pretty sure I started screaming with passion and disbelief right away.
One member of the original group who was injected into the work is Christian Kane, who has returned as the team’s strongest hitter, Elliott Spencer. After working with creator Dan Devlin on a number of projects, including Leverage and Near Heaven, he was always familiar with Reboot.
Kane recalls, “Dan will give me a little piece here and there.” It was close enough that I wish he would stop talking about it because I would ruin my hopes so much! We were in paradise in the Philippines and my hair was very short. Dean came out to direct the last episode, and he looked at me and said, ‘Stop cutting your hair.’ I knew exactly what that meant, and I was so excited. That’s how I found out that leverage was coming back. “
Although many aspects of leverage: redemption will be familiar to fans, there is also a lot about revival that is different. The biggest change? In the first episode, the situation that is immediately explained will be without the team’s former leader and mastermind Nathan Ford, who was played by Timothy Hutton in the original five-season run. This is a big step in which there will be more discussion among the fans along with the premiere of the series.
“There was definitely a thought about how people were reacting to that.” Says Riesgraf. “But I think what a special run we all had in this first series, and to know that it’s not going anywhere, and that it will stay in everyone’s heart, and that these experiences mean everything to me. Are. “
For Gina Bellman – whose graffiti, Sophie DeViroux, joined Ford in the last moments of the original series – it was an opportunity to develop her character, who initially I entered. “It’s a wonderful, fulfilling, determined relationship between Sophie and Nate,” says Bellman. “So I feel that the loss that occurred at the beginning of the season was really a woman’s loss for him.” It’s a spring to live in a better place than status. They are smarter and they are not so strict.
Ford’s absence means there is room for some new blood in the team. One of the characters is Alice Shannon’s Brenna, Alec Hardison’s foster sister (a comeback Aldous Hedge, only in the first two episodes). Like his brother, he is an unusual hacker, but his inexperience sometimes throws him into hot water.
Fortunately, Bernana has the world’s biggest thief for a guardian. Parker and Hardison are still together in redemption, and the idea of a child-bearing couple was discussed. However, instead of treading this path – in view of their lives, Bach is constantly at risk – despite being part of the Barina Leverage family, there is a dynamic dynamic to play with the show. “The way Brianna came in and the way we take care of each other is their family unit,” says Rice Graf.
The other new member of the team that provokes things is Noah Willie’s Harry Wilson, a former power-backed lawyer who is trying to change a new address. This is the character whose title gets rid of the most, because when he speaks of some of the bad things he did for the worse people as he progressed.
Vail is another Devlin favorite. He played a central role in the Librarian, which lasted four seasons. And he avoided being caught in Wilson’s arc. “He meets bad guys to teach them how to be a good guy, and I like that,” says Weil.
“Because, you know, people are really wrong and make mistakes. And now we live in a world where we have a responsibility to look at these mistakes and shortcomings and act accordingly and change our behavior in the face of them. So this is a season that a boy is made aware of how responsible he really is, how blind he really is, and how to correct the mistakes in his life as well as his whole lifestyle. Is also responsible for changing. “
Although Weil had to endure some hedging (“it was far more widespread and somewhat illegal in some states”), he jokes, but it didn’t take long for him to get comfortable with the team, both on and off the screen. It didn’t take long for the OG team to get back to business as usual. One of the many smart decisions of the redemption premiere is to have the favorite characters of all the fans on the screen at the same time within the first few minutes, in this regard, the jokes and lovers are back and forth and explain the show.
“It was the first scene we shot,” says Ken. “It was a long scene, so we all had to play. Dean was very careful about that. Two minutes into it, it was like we never said goodbye, you know? And that was the best feeling in the world. We didn’t have to look for characters again. We can have fun with it.
These differences are as entertaining and diverse as we have been expecting all these years, with goals that deserve to be fully achieved. An irrational, ‘extraordinary hectic job’, sees an all-women’s team directly scaring the bad guys with a mix of tech and deception. “Shannon, Rice Graf and I were rooting for each other in this episode, and it was really fun,” says Bellman. “Alice is a bundle of energy. He has a great sense of humor, and he is a very good comedian. We’ve made a few small improvements to the event together, and I think that really helped.
For Rice Graph, staying behind the camera for an episode was an added challenge. Earlier, after directing two short films in addition to shading other filmgoers, they jumped on the spot and of course called the redeemed shots. “I knew I was so comfortable with all of them that I didn’t have to move to a new seat. I also felt confident in my sen colleagues. We help each other along the way so I can always tell if we don’t feel it is right to take something or something. It was a wild ride.
This is not a ride. Risegraph and the participant will have to move forward without the help of the huge number of fans who have ensured that the leverage has not been forgotten in nine years.
In this case: Elliott and Hardison’s ‘two good Ol’ boys have become a ringtone since “First Contact Job” in the 5th season, which has started its new life. “It was all a relief,” says Kane. Jonathan Freaks was directing the episode and says he’s a Star Trek: The Next Generation’s number one fan. And like Jonathan, it’s kind of weird. And I remember saying that if I sang it with Hardson too? And she loved it. So we just started privately, and now it’s a ringtone on your phone, which I absolutely love.
More than ringtones, however, it is clear that Leverage’s mix of selective but harmonious characters and personalities resonates in a big way. “It’s amazing to know that someone has named their baby Parker,” says Rice Graf. “I’ve reached out to teens over the years who have said they’re incredible.” Feeling isolated and lonely, Parker realizes that there are people like him out there and he doesn’t feel lonely. This kind of conversation really means a lot. That’s why we want to do what we want to do.
And now, almost a decade after the book appeared to close, Team Leverage tried to get it back.
The first eight episodes of Leverage: Redemption First IMDBTV On July 9