'Transporter The Series' to Premiere on TNT in Fall 2014

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January 23rd, 2014

Transporter the Series

via press release:

Transporter The Series Coming to TNT in Fall 2014

 

TNT Lands U.S. Television Rights to Action-Packed Drama

As Production Begins on Second Season in Morocco

 

TNT has picked up Transporter The Series, making the network the U.S. television home for the exhilarating, adrenaline-charged series based on the smash-hit movie franchise. TNT will air the first and second seasons of the series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network in fall 2014. Season two, which is slated to premiere worldwide in late 2014, will go into production Feb. 26, with shooting planned for Morocco, the Czech Republic and Canada.

 

Transporter The Series stars British actor Chris Vance, whose credits include Prison Break, Dexter and Burn Notice. A familiar face to TNT viewers, Vance has a recurring role on the network's hit series Rizzoli & Isles, in which he plays Lt. Col. Charles "Casey" Jones, Jane Rizzoli's on-again-off-again romantic interest.

 

Transporter The Series centers on Frank Martin (Vance), a professional "transporter" paid to pick up and deliver people or cargo from anywhere in the world. Frank is the very best at what he does and handles only the most difficult dangerous and assignments. Transporter The Series features dry wit, exotic locations, heart-pounding action and nail-biting suspense.

 

"Transporter The Series is a roller-coaster ride with big-screen action, fantastic locations and an extremely charismatic lead in Chris Vance," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "The Transporter franchise is a proven winner embraced by movie and television viewers around the globe, and we're proud that TNT will become the television home for fans in the United States. Transporter The Series is a perfect addition to TNT's lineup, as we continue to expand our reach with such action-packed dramas as our upcoming Legends and The Last Ship."

 

Transporter The Series is produced by Atlantique Productions, with executive producer Olivier Bibas (Borgia, Jo), and QVF Inc., with producer Susan Murdoch (Doomstown, Dan for Mayor). The series is commissioned in France by M6 and in Canada by The Movie Network and Movie Central. Award-winning writer and producer Frank Spotnitz (X-Files, Hunted, Strikeback) has come on board as the new showrunner and executive producer of the 12-episode second season. Also serving as executive producers are Chris Vance and award-winning producer Fred Fuchs (The Godfather: Part III, Bram Stoker's Dracula).

 

About Atlantique Productions

 

Atlantique Productions is a production company dedicated to high-end drama programs for the global market and is headed by Olivier Bibas. Over the years, Atlantique fostered a strong network of creative and financial partners in Europe, as well as in North America, allowing it to bring together the best talents from both sides of the pond. All of Atlantique’s productions are shot in English and sold around the world, including Borgia (38 x 52 min – Canal+, 3 seasons, licensed in over 70 countries, including the US/Netflix, Germany/ZDF); Transporter The Series (12 x 52 min – licensed in over 130 countries, including France/M6, Germany/RTL, Canada/HBO Canada); Jo (8 x 45 min – TF1, Sat1, Fox International); and Death in Paradise (8 x 60 min – France Télévisions, BBC).

 

About QVF Inc.

 

QVF Inc. is a boutique entertainment company with a legacy of excellence in the production of long form and series television.  Headed by Susan Murdoch, QVF has been a trusted production partner and originator of award-winning, high quality television product.  More information about QVF can be found on the company’s website at http://www.qvfinc.com.

 

About TNT

 

 

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, Perception, Dallas, Franklin & Bash and Mob City. TNT's upcoming slate of scripted dramas includes the original series Legends, The Last Ship and Murder in the First, as well as Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features dramatic unscripted originals like Cold Justice, Boston's Finest, Marshal Law: Texas,APB with Troy Dunn and the upcoming Private Lives of Nashville Wives, Save Our Business, Inside Job, On the Menu (working title), Wake Up Call (working title) and Life Flight. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

 

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 
  • Connman

    Interesting, though they should change the title – at least drop ‘the series’ – that’s too cheesy!

  • merrrranga

    they’re going into a second season… little too late for that.

  • Shepherd

    Southland was supposed to be exhilarating and adrenaline-charged, but TNT could never match the episodes that aired on NBC. I just don’t trust TNT to do an ‘action’ show properly. I hope I’m wrong.

    I agree that the title needs work.

  • Craig

    Did Cinemax not end up airing this then? I believe they were supposed to co-produce it with a few other countries. I’m glad it’s coming back for a second season though. My only real issue was that no where seemed to air the episodes in the correct order so it was filled with continuity issues.

  • Lazlo Dempsey

    There will be some editing required for language & nudity

  • merrranga

    “I just don’t trust TNT to do an ‘action’ show properly. I hope I’m wrong.”

    well seeing as they aren’t ‘doing’ this show at all and just airing it, you are wrong. you’re welcome.

  • Rich

    Craig,Cinemax was going to air it last year. But,at the 2013 Television Critics Association gathering for HBO Networks,those plans were scrapped. Hence,TNT stepping in.

  • Chuck Collins

    This programme was about as awful as one could ever expect from the TV version of a movie. A second series is cautiosly welcome, except that this new show runner is the same guy who brought us the equally abysmal remake of “THE NIGHT STALKER”. I do not hold out much hope for any improvement.

  • Sam

    So they’re just gonna air the Canadian series, which aired last year. I also think TNT doesn’t have any swearing and nudity. So they’ll have to cut it out…

  • cimmer

    Was this the series some of the old show runners from Stargate was working on (and got fired from)?

    I liked first two Transporter movies but I think Jason Statham and Francois Berleand were what made the movies for me, can’t imagine a different Frank Martin. I’m glad Berleand will be in it.

  • dazza

    the 1st season aired last year in canada and across europe its not a bad show some good action and nice settings but they will need to cut it there is alot of nudity and swearing this show is a french/canada production nothing to do with usa or tnt at all

  • coolioni

    Yes Cimmer .
    This is the show that mazulli and co. was working on for the first few episodes then according to Joe M. they left due to “creative” differences.

  • cimmer

    Thanks @coolioni, that seems so long ago, lol. Finally get to see it, not having cinemax.

  • mmogaddict

    some episodes are going to need some major cuts for US TV.

    I hope TNT has no influence on the 2nd season.

  • Dan S

    Probably would’ve been better on Cinemax. No commercials & no edits to conform to broadcast standards. It stands to get a much bigger audience on TNT however & at least we have 2 seasons for it to find an audience.

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