From a media release:
Transporter: The Series Revs Up on HBO Canada
- Free sneak peek of Episode 1 begins December 18 across all platforms
- HBO Canada shifts into gear Friday, January 4 with a special two-hour premiere and the launch of an interactive driving game at HBOCanada.com
Stunts, speed, and non-stop action. HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) presents Transporter: The Series, the high-octane Canada/France co-production that follows the adventures of trained transporter Frank Martin who can always be counted on to get the job done and deliver his package. The series premieres Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada with two back-to-back episodes, with subsequent episodes debuting Friday nights at 9 p.m ET/MT.
Starring Chris Vance (Prison Break, Dexter), the series tracks professional transporter Frank Martin from Paris, Berlin and the beautiful shores of the Mediterranean to Geneva, New York and beyond as he carries out his mission to get his packages delivered. As an ex-Special Forces operative, Frank has acquired the driving, fighting and survival skills to make his deliveries on schedule, and never quits until he’s reached his final destination. In the premiere episode, Frank must fend off hired thugs from a fuel company while he races to deliver a new energy-efficient engine prototype to the Paris Auto Show.
Transporter: The Series also stars: Andrea Osvart as Carla Valeri, the computer genius helping Frank navigate his missions; François Berléand who reprises his role from the Transporter film franchise as Inspector Tarconi, a police inspector in Nice and Frank’s contact inside the system; Delphine Chanéac as Juliette Dubois, an agent investigating illegal transporter networks across Europe; and Charly Hübner as Dieter Haussman, Frank’s friend, confidante and the mastermind mechanic who outfits Frank’s car with the state-of-the art technology needed to get his jobs done.
Sneak Preview Available On All Platforms
Beginning Tuesday, December 18, Canadians can watch the first episode of Transporter: The Series free-of-charge on HBO Canada, and via the free On Demand and Online services of participating television providers. Subscribers can also get an early sneak peek at the premiere episode beginning December 18 on The Movie Network OnDemand and Movie Central On Demand.
Get Behind the Wheel of a New Interactive Driving Game
Starting Friday, January 4, HBO Canada invites viewers to visit www.hbocanada.com to participate in an interactive, three dimensional driving game that will immerse users into the world of Frank Martin and Transporter: The Series. The game allows players to unlock new clips each week from upcoming episodes and share their success on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Transporter: The Series is produced by Canada’s Susan Murdoch for QVF Inc., and Klaus Zimmermann for Atlantique Productions. Showrunners are Tim Lea and Canadian Brad Turner, and Executive Producers are Fred Fuchs and Olivier Bibas alongside franchise co-creator Luc Besson. The series is a Canada/France international treaty co-production produced by Atlantique Productions SA and QVF Inc. in association with broadcast partners Astral’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central, as well as M6 (France), RTL (Germany), and CINEMAX (US). Directors include Canadians Brad Turner, Bruce McDonald, Stephen Williams, George Mihalka, and Andy Mikita, and TJ Scott.
In Eastern Canada, all programming is available in High Definition and on demand, and on HBO Canada OnLine with Bell TV Online, Rogers Anyplace TV and Videotron’s Illico Web. In Western Canada, programming will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD, and on demand and online with HBO Canada On Demand with participating service providers.