NBC's "Kidnapped" is a high-stakes serialized thriller in which the teenaged son of a wealthy Upper East Side family is kidnapped and everyone is a suspect. The series focuses on the elaborate, triangulated game between the kidnappers, FBI and law enforcement, and the private negotiating team contracted by this perhaps not-so-picture-perfect family.
On a rainy New York morning, the idyllic existence of Conrad Cain (Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, "Ordinary People," "Kinsey"), a self-made millionaire with a long list of enemies, and his well-to-do wife Ellie (Emmy Award winner Dana Delany, "China Beach") is torn apart when their 15-year-old son Leopold (Will Denton, "Palindromes"), a smart but quirky kid whose innocence makes him the perfect target, is kidnapped on his way to school. The boy's bodyguard Virgil (Mykelti Williamson, "Boomtown"), the boy's first line of defense even after the kidnapping, is left to die.
Desperate to find his son while keeping his skeletons hidden, Cain enlists the services of Knapp (Jeremy Sisto, "Six Feet Under," "Thirteen"), a professional investigator who works outside the law's strict rulebook to retrieve kidnapping victims and guide families through the grueling process, and Turner (Carmen Ejogo, "Lackawanna Blues"), his able partner and right hand.
Operating opposite Knapp and his team are Special Agent Latimer King (Delroy Lindo, "The Core"), an experienced FBI agent who postpones his retirement due to a vested interest in this complicated case, as well as King’s colleague and antithesis, Agent Andy Archer (Linus Roache, "Batman Begins"), who only knows how to play by the rules.
"Kidnapped" is produced by Sony Pictures Television and 25C Productions. Jason Smilovic ("Karen Sisco"), David Greenwalt ("Angel"), Michael Dinner ("Invasion"), Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers.
Starring: Jeremy Sisto, Carmen Ejogo and Delroy Lindo
Also starring: Linus Roache, Will Denton, and Timothy Hutton, with Mykelti Williamson and Dana Delany
Executive producers: Jason Smilovic, David Greenwalt, Michael Dinner, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly
Creator: Jason Smilovic
Co-executive producer: Ken Topolsky
Directors: Michael Dinner (pilot); Dinner and various (series)
Casting directors: Bonnie Finnegan and Mark Scott (pilot); Finnegan (series)
Production managers: Steve Rose (pilot); Neri Kyle Tannenbaum (series)
Director of photography: Ed Pei (pilot); Rene Ohashi (series)
Film editors: Victor Dubois and William Flicker
Origination: New York City