The cable network Cinemax gives the go for a Transporter series based on the popular films that made Jason Statham into an international action star.
Chris Vance (Prison Break, Burn Notice, and Mental) will succeed in the role of Frank Martin, a former Special Forces operative who makes a living as a mercenary driver-for-hire that delivers items and other goods without any questions asked. His rules are never change the deal, no names, and never open the package.
Still, in his line of work, it is never easy for Frank to live by these rules.
French director Luc Besson, who co-produced and co-wrote all three Transporter movies, is one of the show’s executive producers. Currently filming in Toronto, Transporter: The Series have been granted an order of 12 episodes with a $43 million budget; shooting is set to be completed in November.
Transporter: The Series is set air on Cinemax in 2012; the films with Statham are available on DVD.