Season one of primetime thriller series, Ransom, that blends nailbiting suspense with incredible human drama, premieres onUniversal Channel this month. Created by award-winning writers Frank Spotnitz (The X Files) and David Vainola (Combat Hospital), the series is inspired by the real life cases of world famous negotiator Laurent Combalbert. The show follows retired police officer and world-renowned negotiator Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts) as he combines instinct and experience to resolve high-stakes hostage situations. Eric and his team use their unique skills of psychological profiling, strategic analysis and security assessment to control negotiations and ensure the safe release of hostages.