‘Leverage: Redemption’: Cast, release date and everything else you need to know about the IMDb TV original

Leverage: Redemption
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Leverage was a TNT fan-favorite that ran for five seasons from 2008-2012. It starred Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane and Beth Risegraf as a team of high-tech thieves that served as modern day Robin Hoods, stealing from the corrupt.

Nearly nine years after the final episode of Leverage aired, the show has returend as an IMDb TV original series, Leverage: Redemption, with original show creators Chris Downey and John Rogers back in charge.

Here is everything you need to know about Leverage: Redemption.

Who is in the ‘Leverage: Redemption’ cast?

Most of the original Leverage cast is returning for Leverage: Redemption. Gina Bellman, Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane and Beth Risegraf are all set to return as their characters from the original series, all bringing their own unique skill sets to the team. 

Missing is Timothy Hutton’s Nate Ford (Hutton has been accused of sexual assault, which he has denied). The creators decided to have Ford pass away a year before the new show begins. Instead, Noah Wyle and Aleyse Shannon are set to join the team as the new characters Harry Wilson and Breanna Casey, respectively. 

Additional cast members include Lucy Taylor, Brittany Chandler and John Hans Tester.

Guest stars for Leverage: Redemption include James Marsters, LeVar Burton, Andrea Navedo, Drew Powell, Ben Thompson, Jon Fletcher and Brianna Brown.

What is ‘Leverage: Redemption’ about?

As mentioned above, Leverage: Redemption takes place a year after Ford passes away. When Harry Wilson has a client who is engaging in some shady business, he reaches out to the original team for help, but first they must convince Sophie, long since retired, to get back into the game.

Leverage: Redemption won’t look to reinvent the wheel, it will follow a similar format as the original series did, just with some new character dynamics and new tricks for them to utilize.

Is ‘Leverage: Redemption’ available to watch?

Leverage: Redemption can be streamed on IMDb TV, with all 16 episodes of the first season now available to watch.

You read that right, first season. It was announced on Dec. 9 that Leverage: Redemption is being renewed for season 2 on IMDb TV. No details were provided as to when season 2 will premiere, but in addition to Leverage: Redemption season 1, the ad-supported streaming service also has all five seasons of the original Leverage show in its lineup.

How to watch ‘Leverage: Redemption’? 

We live in a different TV landscape than when Leverage originally went off the air. Instead of needing a cable package to watch Leverage: Redemption, all fans will need is an internet connection.

IMDb TV is a free, ad-supported streaming service from parent company Amazon. While users will need an IMDb account (also free), there is no need to sign up for any subscription package; once you have an account you can start watching any of the movies or shows that IMDb TV offers.

IMDb TV can be watched on Roku, Amazon Fire TV or on a computer.

Is there a ‘Leverage: Redemption’ trailer? 

After the fun of the first half of Leverage: Redemption's first season, get ready for the final eight episodes with the official trailer for the second-half. Watch below.

It certainly looks like the team hasn’t lost its edge, and the new allies and villains promise to bring some exciting developments to the Leverage franchise. 

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).