I just finished seeing for the second time this show and now I can't wait for the next season. If you want to see some action, great cons and funny jokes you should take a look at this amazing tv-show.
Leverage is an American television drama series on TNT that premiered in December 2008. The show has 4 seasons,the fourth is airing this summer.
Leverage follows a five-person team of professional thieves, computer experts and con artists headed up by former insurance investigator, Nathan Ford, who use their skills to right corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on common citizens.
Timothy Hutton is Nathan "Nate" Ford is a former insurace fraud investigator for IYS Insurance and the team's mastermind.
While Nate was working for IYS, his young son Sam became fatally ill and IYS refused to pay for an experimental procedure, resulting in his death. After meeting the team for the first time and running a con against their first mark, instead of disbanding as intended, Nate is asked to continue working with them and is given the privilege of leading the team and selecting what clients the team will help.
Gina Bellman as Sophie Devereaux. British actress and accomplished grifter with a taste for art theft.
Multi-lingual and particularly adept at the use of accents, Sophie is seen to portray many characters in various cons, usually making direct contact with a mark to draw them into the con. Sophie has a collection of aliases, which includes "Sophie Devereaux"
Beth Riesgraf as Parker, she is an expert thief,cat-burglar,pickpocket and safe-cracker.
Parker is socially awkward and relates poorly to most people. Sophie has attempted to improve gaps in her social skills on numerous occasions with limited success. While emotionally impulsive, she can demonstrate great physical self-control in her work using acrobatics, strength and concentration to her advantage. Her obsessive focus on theft is to the point that her safehouse is filled with gear and rappelling equipment to help her in various jobs.
Aldis Hodge as Alec Hardison is the team's computer specialist and hacker.
He is a self-proclaimed geek and science fiction fan, with an easy going manner and dry, unusual wit. Hardison can hack into most forms of electronics and is rarely caught. Hardison designed and assembled the computer and television systems in the team's headquarters, and is responsible for the two-way earpieces used by the team on each episode.
Christian Kane as Eliot Spencer is the team's highly skilled martial artist, weapons expert and self-described "retrieval expert".
His role in cons is often to play small roles while protecting the team, often leading him into hand-to-hand combat that draws on his martial arts skills. While merely presumed as the muscleman, he demonstrates a subtle intelligence in conversation, often taking advantage of the underestimations of others and later in the series performs as a grifter along with Sophie.