PTR Senior Staff Writer
This Sunday, TNT delves into the action drama series realm with the premiere of its new original series, Leverage, starring Oscar® winner Timothy Hutton. The series follows a team of thieves, hackers and grifters who act as modern-day Robin Hoods, taking revenge against those not-so-nice folks who use power and wealth to victimize others. Hutton stars as Nate Ford, a former insurance investigator whose son died as a result of corporate greed, paving the way for his new profession. The rest of the highly skilled Leverage team includes: Parker (Beth Riesgraf), an expert thief; Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge), a specialist in Internet and computer fraud; Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane), a so-called “retrieval specialist” who has no problems taking out gangs of henchmen; and Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman), a grifter who was probably an actress in her other life given her ability to remain cool under pressure (particularly during those difficult scams).
But how would you like to win $100,000?
Beginning Sunday, viewers will have a chance to win $100,000 by helping the Leverage team get payback against a double-crosser. The multi-part “Get Ready to Get Even” online game (1) will launch at LeverageHQ.com in conjunction with the commercial-free premiere. The game involves the Leverage team’s attempt to plant $100,000 in bribe money in the office of a corrupt executive. Their plan goes awry, however, when they are double-crossed and forced into hiding, leaving the money stashed in the trunk of a Hyundai Genesis (2). Game players are encouraged to complete 11 missions over the course of the series to recover the cash and solve the mystery of who double-crossed the team. Those who complete a mission will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win $100,000 in prize money.
Soooo, go get yourself some Leverage.
The series premiere of Leverage airs Sunday, December 7th at 10 p.m. on TNT, then moves into its regular timeslot, Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning December 9th. Visit the Leverage Web site for the inside scoop on the series.
- 1 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes ends 2/25/09. Void where prohibited. Subject to complete official rules available at www.LeverageHQ.com or by mail to “Leverage $100,000 Mission Sweepstakes Rules”, c/o LeadDog Marketing Group, 159 W. 25th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001. SPONSOR: TNT Originals, Inc.
- 2 No money is hidden. Search for money is for entertainment purposes only; all searching must be conducted online at www.LeverageHQ.com through game play.)