Ransom: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Ransom is a typical network procedural that lacks any originality or excitement.


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Air date: Jan 1, 2017
Air date: Jan 7, 2017
Air date: Jan 21, 2017
Air date: Jan 28, 2017
Air date: Feb 4, 2017
Air date: Feb 11, 2017
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Air date: Feb 25, 2017
Air date: Mar 4, 2017
Air date: Mar 11, 2017
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Inspired by the experiences of real-life crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner Marwan Mery, the crime drama "Ransom" follows the personal and professional lives of Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts) and his team as they face the most dangerous criminals in the world. Eric never resorts to violence, but relies on his manipulation abilities; while this proves to be very useful on the job, it complicates his relationships with his family and his coworkers. His team includes Zara Hallam (Nazneen Contractor), the lead investigator; Oliver Yates (Brandon Jay McLaren), a psychological profiler; and Maxine Carlson (Sarah Green), the newest addition to the group. Season 1 focuses on Eric's struggles as he tries to do what's best for the victims while dealing with an overbearing ex-wife and a dangerous secret that might put the whole team at risk.


Luke Roberts
as Eric Beaumont
Sarah Greene (II)
as Maxine Carlson
Brandon Jay McLaren
as Oliver Yates
Nazneen Contractor
as Zara Hallam
Emma de Caunes
as Nathalie Denard
Antosia Fiedur
as Stephanie
Michael Ironside
as Freddie Woods
Alexandra Ordolis
as Jessica Ford
Donald Heng
as Ryan Cheng
Debra Lynne McCabe
as Merton Bulla
Greg Chan
as Sam Cheng
Jacky Lai
as Michelle Vang
Shauna MacDonald
as Sarah Clarke
Mung Ling Tsui
as Sun Lin Vang
Andy Yu
as Victor Barga
Aaron Ashmore
as Sydney Graves
Amy Wren
as Celina Walker
Jenessa Grant
as Evie Beaumont
Alex Carter
as Yannis Kalvos
Nicole Law
as Nalanie Kim
Marco Bonini
as Moretti
Al Sapienza
as Patrick Fletcher
Andrea Davis
as Administrator
Greg Bryk
as Rand Govender
Nicolas Van Burek
as Tactical Team Leader
Ian Hughes
as Paul Clarke
Juliette Dol
as Camille Langer
Jessica Grant
as Evie Beamont
Samantha Madely
as Ellen Folger
Natalia Payne
as Cheryl Morris
Matt Rippy
as Dylan Figgis
Darrin Baker
as Arnold Castel
Dewshane Williams
as Jaquan Lewis
Erik Knudsen
as Lucas Hamil
Andrew Moodie
as Jules Charloix
Joshua Dickinson
as Boyd Ferguson
Risha Nanda
as Teacher
Tzi Ma
as Lormong Vang
Anna Bullard
as Britta Meier
Christian Bako
as Niko Kalvos
Kristen Hager
as Isabelle Kalish
Claire Rankin
as Nina Sellars
Jessica Parker Kennedy
as Charlotte Walker
Greta Onieogou
as Keri Madsen
Carlo Rota
as Damien Delaine
Ethan Pugiotto
as Cody Hallam
Natalie Krill
as Addison Reid
Ariane Zantain
as Noelle Alli
James Downing
as Bernard Clarke
Joanne Reece
as Margaret
Nicolette Pearse
as Keeva Wyman
Severn Thompson
as Fiona Walker
Leo Suter
as Simon Holman
Sophie Simnett
as Sofia Bonnar
Pippa Nixon
as Victoria Locke
Marie-France Alvarez
as Lucie Planchais
Sonja Smits
as Gwyneth Davenport
J.C. Kenny
as Reporter
Jeff Roop
as Mike Hallam
Drew Carnwath
as Donald Winston
Steve Cumyn
as Larry Walker
Jake Epstein
as Jasper Edwards
Piper Howell
as Hayley Morris
Matthew Bennett
as Bryce Corman
Paul Adeyefa
as Logan Smythe
Adam Astill
as Marcus Edwards
Jasmine Chen
as Receptionist
Raymond Ablack
as Piers Allard
Jane Perry
as Jane Ferguson
Brandi Marie Ward
as Beth Miller
Neil Napier
as Bill Winks
Munro Chambers
as Cameron Duspleis
Julie Khaner
as Dr. Helen Rowe
Melissa O'Neil
as Drita Jakupi
Nneka Elliott
as Reporter
Sarah Kolasky
as Debbie Winks
Trevor Sellers
as Andrew Holman
Rothaford Gray
as Edgar Yates
Kim Roberts
as Penny Lewis
Richard Fitzpatrick
as Dr. Donald Prentice
Tom Barnett
as Vince Miller
Sherry Miller
as Elizabeth Bloom
Sarah Wilson
as Maya Watson
Krista Bridges
as Mary Hofstedter
Ophélie Koering
as Caroline Langer
Sheena Bhattessa
as NSA Special Agent
Sarah DaSilva
as Amy Hallam
Scott Thrun
as FBI Agent
Tomaso Sanelli
as Jason Miller
Jérôme Pradon
as Jacques Langer
Joris Jarsky
as Zachary Smith
Scott Cavalheiro
as Bradley Blair
Andrea Shieffer
as Katharina Meier
Steve Byers
as Fraser Watson
Tai Young
as Gabe Hofstedter
Anna Hopkins
as Annie Kapila
Christopher Colquhoun
as Gavin Nichols
Zahra Bentham
as Lisa Newham
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Critic Reviews for Ransom Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

It's not bad television, really. It's just by-the-CBS-book television. Episodes will mostly be self-contained, although the relationship between Beaumont and Carlson will provide a long-game string.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ransom is easier to take than some of them, and with a hero who doesn't have to brandish a gun to get the job done.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's the best show you aren't watching. Don't let it go.

May 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The series can boast a unique premise and a promising cast, but the pilot falls short of delivering a truly compelling hour of television... a lot may need to change if Ransom is to have a long future at CBS.

Jan 5, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

With a ton of shows out there just like it, the trick will be in getting those who already have full TV schedules to make room for a series that doesn't immediately stand out from the crowd.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

If you're just looking for another CBS procedural to casually watch on a Saturday night, Ransom is a solid choice.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Lack of energy is a problem for this show. It's missing that electricity that makes investing in yet another great man procedural worth it.

Jan 10, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

I never shook the feeling that I was watching something that, from cast to the overall aesthetic, we weren't meant to see on American network TV, except for maybe in the summer when [better] Canadian productions... have thrived.

Jan 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Ransom could use some caffeine.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

For what it is - something serviceable to fit in CBS's Saturday lineup - Ransom will do, but pretty much is a square peg fitting in a square hole.

Jan 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ransom: Season 1

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