“X-Files” Vet To Produce Hostage Series
Frank Spotnitz, veteran of The X–Files, is executive producing Ransom – a hostage negotiator drama which he co-created with David Vainola. The series is based on the experiences of Laurent Combalbert- a French crisis negotiator.
The TV version of Combalbert- considered to be one of the world’s best hostage negotiators – will be partnered with a therapist, computer hacker and lawyer. The threesome travel the world to negotiate anything from hostage crises to kidnapping cases.
Spotnitz says a combination of suspense and human drama will create what he believes will be a thrilling series.
In targeting Ransom for the small screen, distribution company Entertainment One has partnered up with Canada’s Shaw Media, a news and entertainment company, and France’s TF1.