CBS has dropped the first preview clip of Frank Spotnitz’s midseason suspense drama Ransom.

Created by David Vainola (Combat Hospital) and Spotnitz, Ransom is inspired by the professional experiences of crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert who, along with his partner Marwan Mery, are considered to be among the top negotiators in the world.

In the series, Luke Roberts stars as crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont. Eric understands criminals better than they do, and uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. Despite the stakes, Eric refuses to resort to violence, even when confronted by some of the most dangerous criminals in the world. While Eric’s considerable powers of manipulation make him the best at what he does professionally, they often complicate his relationships with family, friends and colleagues.

Ransom is a Canada-France treaty co-production and is co-produced by eOne; Frank Spotnitz via Big Light, Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny via their Sienna Films banner; and Valerie Pechels and Odile McDonald of Wildcats Productions who brought the IP to eOne.

Ransom premieres on Sunday, January 1 at 8:30 PM, then moves to its regular timeslot on Saturdays at 8 PM beginning January 7 on CBS.

Check out the preview clip above.