‘Transporter’ TV Series Gets Action-Packed Trailer

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 7th, 2014 at 10:52 am,

Jason Statham is pretty busy on the big screen with films like The Expendables 2 (hitting theaters this weekend), but that’s not keeping his film franchise The Transporter from heading to the small screen in the form of a new Cinemax TV show. The film series followed Frank Martin, an ex-Special Forces operator making a living as a no-questions-asked transporter of goods for dangerous people, and this new TV series aims to keep that action going.

Though the production hit a bit of a snag last year when series star Chris Vance was injured filming an action sequence, it looks like the series, which has dropped “The” from its title, is finally on the way to cable, and a new action-packed trailer has just arrived with plenty of chases, explosions and lovely ladies.

Chris Vance plays Frank Martin in this TV version, which is written by Alexander Ruemelin, Joseph Mallozzi ,Paul Mullie, Carl Binder, and Steve Bailie, with Lost director Stephen Williams helming the pilot. Other episodes in the series feature Bruce McDonald (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Queer as Folk) and Andy Mikita (Stargate Universe, Sanctuary). Transporter also stars François Berléand as Inspector Tarconi, Andrea Osvart as Carla – a former CIA agent, handler and love interest for Martin – and other beautiful women like Delphine Chanéac and Rachel Skarsten.

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Production was worrisome with original showrunners Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie being shuffled into a smaller supervising role, and Steve Shill (Dexter) hired to oversee production and get the bloated budget under control. However, Shill left the production in January, and we’re not sure who replaced him as executive producer on the series. Let’s hope all the kinks were worked out and Cinemax has a fun cable series on their hands.

It’s not clear whether or not this series will live up to the over-the-top action of its film predecessor, but the above trailer looks pretty entertaining. It feels almost like a mindless James Bond, complete with the tease of sultry cable sex that only Cinemax can offer in between some impressive action sequences. I’m not sure Vance has the same commanding presence as Jason Statham, but this could turn out to be a blast on cable.

Transporter doesn’t yet have a premiere date, so stay tuned for more.

Source: Cinemax & THR

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  1. wheres the trailer?

  2. Shave yo head son

  3. I guess this article is just letting us know that a trailer has been released… Thanks, that’s very interesting… :-P

    • Sorry, guys. It’s up now.

  4. “get the bloated budget under control”

    What does this mean? How can a budget be “bloated”? A big budget is a positive in this industry yet the term “bloated” implies something negative.

    • bigger budget doesn’t always equal good, just look at battleship (need i explain), transformers (script and actors sucked) and avatar (overrated and downright boring) just to name a few. a smaller budget means they work to their fullest extent without going overboard in a particular area, the blade movies had a fairly small (50 million) budget yet where pretty good (minus the 1st with cheesy visuals).

      imo the franchise doesn’t need some half baked spin off, or any more trashy sequels (the 1st was the only half decent one in the series). i would rather they go for more original shows in essence of breaking bad and burn notice rather then milk a boring franchise.

    • In this case, it means the show was going over budget, and the head honchos were not happy, so they brought someone in who could get the show done without spend too much more money.

  5. what a load of cliché garbage, they could of made this a half decent spin off but have instead made it exactly identical to the boring and unrealistic movies (no one fights without breaking a sweat or getting hit once). not just that but the main character looks like a panzy who is only doing this for the cash.

    waste of time, money and effort on everyone’s part, just b/c the movies made some cash doesn’t mean that people want a tv series…

  6. I guess I’ll give it a shot.

  7. Meh.

  8. Trailer almost appears to indicate that there is going to be a long running plot over a season…I was hoping more for a episodic show, where each week would see a different job…

  9. ‘Excuse me miss, I’m on a schedule here’….oh deary me…that was bad. It made me laugh out loud actually.

    Looks like it’s got every cliche in the book in it too. And as for the jumping on a moving airplane’s wing stunt, that was like watching the A Team tv series again in the 80′s (or anything by Stephen J Cannell for that matter).

    Guaranteed this gets cancelled after one season.

  10. That was the best leading man they could find? Someone like Dominic Purcell would have been much better…

  11. Lame.

  12. I thought this was a comercial for Hugo Boss!

    No Stath, no point!

  13. LOL! Uwe Ochsenknecht in there?! SERIOUSLY?!

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