While accepting Dr. Donald A. Reed Award at the 37th Annual Saturn Awards presented to him by longtime collaborator Roland Emmerich, writer-director-producer Dean Devlin spoke with ASSIGNMENT X about the fourth season of LEVERAGE (airing Sunday nights on TNT) and what to expect this summer. ASSIGNMENT X: “The 10 L’il Grifters Job” is such a great concept for a LEVERAGE episode … especially with the nod to Timothy Hutton’s dad Jim Hutton who played Ellery Queen [in the 1975 TV series of the same name]. DEAN DEVLIN: Everyone in that episode got to dress up as their favorite detective, so […]Read On »
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf, William Russ Writers: Geoffrey Thorne Director: Arvin Brown Network: TNT, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: July 3, 2011 The LEVERAGE episode “The 10 Li’l Grifters Job” feels like it wanted to be a telefilm. It certainly has all the elements – an Agatha Christie set-up, schemes within schemes and Nate (Timothy Hutton) having a whole new worry about what his friends think of him. However, in a one-hour time slot (with plenty of commercials), there simply isn’t time to do justice to what’s here. In “Grifters,” Nate and the […]Read On »
As Season Three of LEVERAGE has had a through-line of Nate (Timothy Hutton) et al being urged/blackmailed by a mysterious Italian (Elisabetta Canalis) to go after mysterious, extremely powerful international criminal Damian Moreau, it stands to reason that the season finale would bring our team and the villain face to face. Director Marc Roskin and writers Chris Downey & Geoffrey Thorne have crafted an episode that has not only the customary LEVERAGE intrigue and impersonations, but also some surprising (for this show) gunplay and fatalities.