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Deadline reports that Chris Vance, best known for his roles in Prison Break and Burn Notice, will star in the action series based on Luc Besson’s hit movie franchise.
He’ll, of course, play the professional transporter — the role originated by Jason Statham — who will deliver anything, anywhere, for the right price. Frank Martin operates by a simple, but strict, set of rules: Never change the deal; no names; never open the package; and never make a promise you can’t keep.
Andrea Osvárt has also been cast as the female lead, Frank’s handler Carla, a former CIA operative who organizes his missions and, in Deadline’s words, “continually stokes the flames of their unrequited attraction.”
Cinemax has made a 12-episode commitment to The Transporter, which is produced by French company Atlantique and executive produced by Besson.