From a media release:
The Movie Network and Movie Central Sign on as Canadian Partners for Transporter-The Series
- Based on the popular Transporter theatrical franchise, series is set to go into production in Toronto in July
- Partners include QVF Inc. and HBO/Cinemax
- Series stars Chris Vance from Prison Break
Astralâ€™s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainmentâ€™s Movie Central (Western Canada) today announced their participation in the 12-part action series Transporter-The Series. Based on the high-octane Transporter films, the series is an international co-production between The Movie Network and Movie Central, Canadaâ€™s QVF Inc., M6 and Atlantique Productions in France, Germanyâ€™s RTL Group and HBO/Cinemax in the U.S.
Based on the popular film franchise of the same name created by Luc Besson, this fast-paced series follows the adventures of professional transporter Frank Martin (Chris Vance), who can always be counted on to get the job done. Operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players, Frank plays by three rules: never change the deal, no names and never open the package. Occasionally, complications arise and rules get broken. Good thing Frank can improvise. The series will premiere on HBO Canada in 2012.
Transporter-The Series is a France/Canada co-production produced by Atlantique Productions SA (Klaus Zimmermann) and QVF Inc. (Susan Murdoch). Executive producers are Luc Besson, Alexander Ruemelin, Fred Fuchs, Robert Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.