From a media release:
Adrenaline-Fuelled Original Drama TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES Returns on The Movie Network and Movie Central, October 5
– Frank Spotnitz (THE X-FILES, STRIKE BACK, HUNTED) joins the series as showrunner and executive producer –
– Chris Vance (PRISON BREAK, DEXTER) returns as Frank Martin alongside new cast members Violante Placido (The American) and Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night) –
Frank Martin returns to deliver the package at any cost when TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES gears back into action for its second season. Premiering with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Movie Central (Western Canada), new episodes of the 12-part, one-hour original drama series transport audiences across the globe, from historic Prague to Morocco’s Sahara Desert to the streets of Toronto. Subsequent episodes premiere Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/MT.
Based on award-winning director Luc Besson’s Transporter film franchise, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES is a France/Canada international co-production produced by Atlantique Productions and QVF Inc. in association with broadcast partners The Movie Network, Movie Central, and Super Écran in Canada, and M6 in France. The first season of TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES was the most-watched Canadian series on HBO Canada and the #3 Canadian Pay series overall in 2013.
Filmed in Morocco, the Czech Republic and Toronto, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES second season follows Frank Martin (Chris Vance, PRISON BREAK, DEXTER) around the world as he delves deep into danger and mystery to deliver a diverse range of packages, from pop princesses to priceless paintings. 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 season opener, Frank must protect and safely deliver a 12-year-old boy to a Rome courthouse to testify against his father’s killer.
Joining the cast this season are Canadian actor Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night) as Jules Faroux, a computer and mechanical whiz, and Italian actress Violante Placido (The American), as Caterina Boldieu, a former French intelligence officer who works for Frank as a strategist and risk assessor. Returning cast members include François Berléand (JUSQU’ICI TOUT VA BIEN) who reprises his role from the Transporter film franchise as Inspector Tarconi, a police inspector in Nice and Frank’s contact inside the system, and Charly Hübner (Unter Nachbarn) as Dieter Haussmann, 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.
Directors for Season 2 include Canadians Erik Canuel (19-2, FLASHPOINT, Bon Cop, Bad Cop) and Stefan Pleszczynski (MOTIVE, BEING HUMAN, FLASHPOINT).
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