[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for all of Leverage: Redemption Season. 2.]
Might Leverage: Redemption Season 3 see the return of an outdated foe? He was talked about within the Season 2 finale, however first, some of the entertaining exhibits on TV needs to be renewed.
“Quickly as Freevee’s prepared for one, I’ll give it to ’em. They gotta simply make the choice,” government producer Dean Devlin tells TV Insider. “However I believe the response has been phenomenal, as you’ve seen on-line, and hopefully sufficient individuals watched it this season and Freevee’s gonna wanna do one other one, but when they’re prepared, we’re prepared.”
Within the Season 2 finale, after reuniting together with her stepdaughter, Astrid (Alexandra Park), Sophie (Gina Bellman) does persuade her to facet with them whereas going up in opposition to one of many grifter’s former crewmates and now foe, Arthur (Damian O’Hare). (He’d tried so laborious to place her behind bars however he’s the one who’s now locked up.) Nonetheless, with the reality out about who Sophie is — she was working beneath her Duchess alias again then — it was left to Astrid to determine if she needed to arrest her. However when Astrid, now with Interpol, searched the company’s database, not 5 minutes later, Part Chief James Sterling (Mark Sheppard) referred to as to inform her she’d performed nicely and could be promoted. And Astrid led Sophie go.
So what has the crew’s dynamic with Sterling been like all this time? They final encountered him within the authentic sequence finale in “The Lengthy Goodbye Job.” “Difficult. They’ve labored collectively. There’s mutual respect,” in accordance with Devlin. “I might think about that there have been issues that the group has performed to assist him, and he’s performed issues with the group within the interim, however his relationship with Eliot [Christian Kane] is de facto unhealthy. Eliot actually hates that man.”
Who may blame him? In any case, Sterling drugged him again in Season 4 of the unique sequence in “The Queen’s Gambit Job.” The hitter will “by no means, by no means, by no means” forgive him for that, Devlin confirms. “And he didn’t like him earlier than then. So, yeah, if we ever get to convey Sterling again, which all of us hope we are able to, it’s gonna be an advanced relationship.”
Whereas Devlin would like to convey again Sheppard as Sterling, “once we are bringing individuals again from the outdated present, we don’t wish to be too heavy on the Nate [who died a year before Redemption picked up] story as a result of we actually have to maneuver on as a present, so there’s sure backstory characters that individuals love, nevertheless it’s simply too associated to the Nate story, after which it turns into a Nate story once more,” he explains.
Nonetheless, there are some characters he’d like to convey again if there’s a 3rd season. Amongst these on his record: Hurley (Drew Powell), who went from mark to certainly one of Leverage: Worldwide (“we gotta get [him] again, all of us miss Hurley”), and Chaos (Wil Wheaton), hacker and Hardison’s (Aldis Hodge) foe — oh, and he tried to kill Sophie within the authentic sequence.
And contemplating that the sequence is hinting at a 3rd season exploring what redemption may appear like for Eliot — even when he doesn’t suppose it potential for himself — what about Damien Moreau (Goran Visnjic), whom the hitter as soon as labored for and who was final seen locked up in San Lorenzo? (He’s nonetheless there.) Seeing Visnjic once more would additionally imply an ER reunion with Noah Wyle (who joined as now former evil lawyer Harry Wilson at the start of Redemption).
“I might like it, and he was such a pleasure to work with,” Devlin says. “The man was simply such a pleasure and that’s the hardest man they ever went up in opposition to. So it could be attention-grabbing to see if this man was again on the unfastened once more and he’d need revenge.”
The EP would additionally like to convey again Jeri Ryan as Sophie’s pal and fellow grifter Tara Cole. (She briefly labored with the group whereas Sophie was discovering herself within the authentic sequence.) “The issue is she’s exploding once more. She’s so unbelievable on Picard,” he explains. “So yeah, if we might be in a window the place she may come, I’d like to get her again. She was simply superior in Season 2.”
That being mentioned, there are additionally new characters to usher in, particularly one which everybody is “dying to fulfill, like Nana,” Devlin factors out. (Nana fostered each Hardison and Aleyse Shannon’s Breanna). “That has to occur.”
And there’s additionally the potential of seeing Astrid once more, now that she and Sophie are on higher phrases. “I assumed that was such an attention-grabbing shock and the connection. There’s the connection you write, however then there’s the one that you just shoot, and it’s at all times certainly one of this stuff the place me and the writers watch the dailies and we go, ‘Oh, wait, what was that? That’s one thing. We gotta write to that,’” Devlin says. “I assumed that they performed off one another so nicely. I’d actually like to see the place that goes.”
As soon as Astrid was on board with Sophie’s plan for Arthur, she was the one to inform Eliot to tie the rope binding her tighter. He ought to have anticipated that, although, contemplating who her stepmother is. “And, after all, when you did convey Sterling again, that’s the matchup you need,” provides the EP.
A 3rd season may additionally see extra of the Leverage: Worldwide groups, whom the crew used for the finale. “I used to be so bummed it fell by way of, however initially, we have been going to shoot the primary episode in London. For lots of causes we weren’t capable of pull it off,” Devlin reveals. “However yeah, if we are able to discover some methods to get some stuff performed in Europe, so we’re not simply faking it and get actual worldwide crews, we’d love to do this.”
Episode 11 of Season 2, “The Stomach of the Beast Job,” did provide a glance into how these groups come about, nevertheless, with the crew taking a step again and helped within the shadows whereas a document government’s assistant dealt with a takedown. Devlin would like to convey the assistant and the IT tech whom she enlisted again; they ended the episode with a Leverage: Worldwide card.
“I assumed they did such an incredible job. And it could be attention-grabbing to see how they modified after they’ve been mentored into a bunch, as a result of clearly they must work with some individuals who mentored them, proper? So it could be attention-grabbing to see them a yr from now and what expertise they developed,” he says.
However for any of that to occur, one factor has to occur first, so let’s go steal a Leverage: Redemption Season 3!