Hostages is a thrilling and suspenseful new drama series about a family caught in the middle of a political conspiracy that will change their lives forever. Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Toni Collette (The United States of Tara) stars as Ellen Sanders, a top surgeon in Washington, D.C., who has been tapped to operate on the President of the United States . and then kill him. If she doesn't comply, her husband (Tate Donovan - Argo) and kids, who are being held hostage, will be harmed. Ellen will do anything to protect her family, as will Duncan Carlisle (Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Dylan McDermott - American Horror Story, The Practice), a righteous FBI agent who's at the center of a conspiracy involving the President and will fight for his cause at any cost. As tensions mount, it becomes clear that the outwardly idyllic Sanders clan isn't as perfect as once thought, nor are their captors as evil as one might suspect.