The protagonist of the TV series Ransom is Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts). He’s an expert hostage negotiator who relies on “his insights on human behavior” to resolve kidnappings. He works with a team of three: psych profiler Oliver Yates (Brandon Jay McLaren), ex-cop Zara Hallam (Nazneen Contractor), and an investigator in training Maxine Carlson.
Maxine is portrayed by Sarah Greene. The Irish-born actress is known for her roles on Penny Dreadful (Hecate Poole) and Vikings (Judith). Greene is also recognized for her roles in the films Burnt (Kaitlin) with Bradley Cooper and The Guard (Sinead) with Don Cheadle. Ransom, which is inspired by real-life crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner, Marwan Mery, airs Sundays at 8:30pm on CBS.