CBS has joined France’s TF1 and Canada’s Corus Global in greenlighting 13 episodes of the drama series Ransom, starring Luke Roberts (Black Sails, Game of Thrones). The series comes from Entertainment One (eOne), Big Light Productions and producers Sienna Films and Wildcats Productions. Ransom, executive produced by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle) is based on the life of crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert. The series follows hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Roberts), whose team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. eOne controls worldwide rights to the series, excluding French-speaking territories.