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John Rogers’ New Project: Leverage
November 1, 2008

I enjoyed Blue Beetle largely because of John Rogers’ writing. He’s not writing it any more. (Matthew Sturges (House of Mystery) has taken over.) Instead, Rogers has moved to television, with a new TNT series called

He’s executive-producing this “action-packed drama” along with Dean Devlin (Independence Day). Timothy Hutton stars as the leader of a team of thieves and con artists who steal from those who deserve it in order to help those not so well off. It’s got a 13-episode commitment, and Rogers co-wrote the pilot. (He also wrote and produced the unsuccessful pilot for Warren Ellis’ Global Frequency and co-wrote the movies Catwoman and Transformers.)

In addition to Hutton, I recognize the brunette, Gina Bellman, who played Jane in Coupling, and Christian Kane, who played evil lawyer Lindsey McDonald on Angel.

The show premieres, commercial-free, December 7 at 10 PM Eastern. You can watch a promo trailer here.

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6 Responses  
odessa steps magazine writes:  

Gina Bellman was also in Steven Moffat’s JECKYLL TV show, as Dr. Jeckyll’s wife.

If this show doesn’t pan out, maybe she can be the next Doctor’s sexy middle-aged companion.

 
Adam writes:  

Oh, I saw the leaked pilot for this earlier this summer and absolutely loved it. I can’t wait for this show to start. It’s like this great hybrid of The Italian Job (remake) and Mission: Impossible, but with characters that aren’t in it just for themselves.

 
Johanna writes:  

Cool, that’s neat to hear! I couldn’t tell very much from that short promo. The TNT site has additional video character profiles, but it kept asking me to install software I’d never heard of, so I avoided them.

 
Lyle writes:  

The TNT site has additional video character profiles, but it kept asking me to install software I’d never heard of, so I avoided them.

Yeah, I totally understand that sentiment. I’ve avoided plenty of networks’ video for that reason.

As much as I enjoyed Bellman on Coupling, it was Jeckyll that made me a loyal fan. Her role doesn’t start out as much, but it gets meaty later in the series.

 
Kiki writes:  

It sounds a bit like that British Robert Vaughn series Hustle – which I really liked. I’ll have to check it out.

 
Leverage » Comics Worth Reading writes:  

[...] did you check out Leverage on Sunday night? The second episode, “The Homecoming Job”, airs tonight at 10 PM on TNT [...]

 
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