Thursday, August 11, 2011

Toronto Start For The "Transporter"

Filming has now started in Toronto on the new 12-part action series "Transporter", starring Chris Vance ("Prison Break") and Andrea Osvart ("Duplicity") . Shooting through to November 2011, the series will debut on the cable channel Cinemax in 2012.

Executive producers are Luc Besson, Fred Fuchs, Robert Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie and Alexander Ruemelin. Producers are Susan Murdoch (QVF Inc.) and Klaus Zimmermann (Atlantique Productions) :

"...Based on the successful film franchise of the same name created by Europacorp's Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, this fast-paced series follows the adventures of professional transporter 'Frank Martin', who can always be counted on to get the job done - discreetly.

"Operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players, Martin's three rules are: Never change the deal, no names, and never open the package. But occasionally, complications arise and rules get broken..."

Andrea Osvart ("Duplicity") co-stars as Martin's trusted handler 'Carla' and Francois Berléand reprises his role of 'Inspector Tarconi' from the films. Cast also includes Delphine Chanéac ("Splice") in the recurring role of 'Juliette', a reporter who seems to know a lot about Frank's work, and Rachel Skarsten ("Birds of Prey") as 'Delia', the daughter of someone from Frank's past.

Stephen Williams, a director and co-executive producer of "Lost," is directing the first episode.

"Transporter" is a France/Canada international treaty co-production produced by Atlantique Productions and QVF Inc. in association with broadcast partners HBO/Cinemax as well as The Movie Network and Movie Central (Canada), M6 (France) and RTL (Germany ).

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