‘Ransom’ Cancelled After 3 Seasons

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04 Jul 19

‘Ransom’ Cancelled After 3 Seasons

Crime drama Ransom will not be back for a 4th Season, as the producers of the show announce on social media that Season 3 will be the last.

‘Ransom’ followed crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts) and his elite Crisis Resolution team who work to balance the demands of their personal lives with their careers as negotiators who handle high-pressure kidnappings and hostage situations. Eric uses his insight into human behaviour to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases but must live with the emotional weight of recently taking out his arch enemy.

The series also starred Nazneen Contractor as ex-cop Zara Hallam, Brandon Jay McLaren as psych-profiler Oliver Yates, and Karen LeBlanc as the newest member of the team, Cynthia Walker.

“We’re joyful & lucky to have shared these past three seasons with you,” they commented on Twitter. “Unfortunately, we have to bid the CriRes team farewell. We loved telling stories about strong, smart characters resolving conflicts with words instead of violence. Thank you for watching.”

The series was created by David Vainola and Frank Spotnitz, and was a co-production between Canada’s Global, France’s TF1, the United States’ CBS, and Germany’s RTL. The decision to end the show appears to have come from the series producers over issues with funding, which can often be a problem when the production is shared between so many global partners. When it works, it’s great, but if only one producer no longer wants to continue, that can really throw a spanner in the works.

‘Ransom’ 3rd, and now final season began airing on Universal TV in the UK in June 2019.