Almost a decade has passed since the TNT crime drama Leverage The series finale aired, but the 2012 finale, “The Long Good-bye Job,” isn’t the last thing fans of Leverage Consulting & Associates will see. In 2020 it was announced that a restart of Leverage is officially in the works, with the executive producer and director of the original series Dean Devlin Supervision of the new resuscitation with 13 episodes. The restart of Leverage will be forwarded to IMDb TV with original cast members Beth Riesgraf, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, and Aldis Hodge put to repeat their roles and Noah Wyle Join as a new character. Filming to restart Leverage took place in late summer and early fall 2020. The cast shared photos of the reunion from the set on social media. But everything has been quiet on the leverage front since then – until now.
Recently, Collider’s own Christina Radish had the chance to speak to Hodge about restarting Leverage during a major conversation about the new season of City on a hillwhich stars Hodge and Kevin Bacon. We were excited to see how many episodes of the reboot Hodge would appear in, and the actor shared, “I can’t speak to him directly, but I’ll be on multiple episodes. I was hoping to do more, but quarantined too put.” But I’ll be in a couple of episodes, but I can’t go into details. It will be a sparkling surprise. I dive in and I dive out. ”
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With that expectation, we wanted to know if Hodge would ever be interested in appearing in future Leverage episodes should the new season trigger a renewal. Not only did Hodge provide an open-ended response, confirming reboot details, but in his response also revealed the official title of the Leverage reboot – something that was not previously announced.
Yes if [‘Leverage’] further and [my] Schedule allowed and allowed. The first series for ‘Leverage’ is very dear to my heart. It is something we have all built and which we live in the wake of its Leverage legacy that is now called Leverage: Redemption. I definitely plan to continue with this, just out of nostalgia. I know the fans love it and I have fun with it. We have a great new line-up. We have a new cast member, her name is Aleyse Shannon and she is really fantastic. We also have Noah Wyle as one of our cast members. Aleyse plays my adopted little sister. She is a really bright light with great energy and I would love to see where she is. I really want to see where your brother-sister relationship is going.
Leverage: redemption, how? Well, it sounds like we’ve got our first taste of the plot of the leverage restart based on this official title.
Hodge went on to give us his first reaction when he first heard of Devlin’s plans to bring back leverage. He recalled, “I was shocked when Dean Devlin, our producer, called me and said, ‘I’m bringing the gang back together.’ I said ‘Really ?!’ “And went on to explain,” I know he had been trying to find the right home for it for a while, and it was just time and patience. Amazon became the right home. ”
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The leverage alum also explained to Collider that the real reason Leverage is coming back is because “the support from the fans has been so strong, which makes me really happy”.
It teaches me about fan loyalty. I can only be so grateful that we get the chance to come back. That has never happened in my career. That kind of fan loyalty means so much. It means a lot because it allows us as artists to understand the real impact we are having and the connection we are making with our audience. That fan loyalty is strong with Leverage … Fan support is everything. For me it is a big surprise, but one that can be seen. ”
Leverage: Redemption is expected to premiere in 2021. You can Leverage watch the original series again using Tubi or Pluto TV. Check out our in-depth interview with Hodge soon.
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